Manchester United have been linked with a shock move for Aston Villa hero Tammy Abraham.
Abraham is listed as a potential successor to Cristiano Ronaldo at the front of Old Trafford, according to reports in Italy. Il Messaggero claims via BirminghamLive’s colleagues on the Manchester Evening News that United are ‘considering’ a switch to Abraham after a fine start to life at AS Roma for the English star.
Abraham has scored 23 goals in 40 games for Jose Mourinho’s team and made history against Lazio on Sunday night when he scored after 56 seconds in the Derby della Capitale, the fastest goal in the match’s Serie A history. The 24-year-old moved to Roma this summer and signed a contract until the end of the 2025-26 season, following a transfer fee of £ 34 million agreed with Chelsea.
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Abraham had been heavily linked with a move to Villa before signing for Roma, while other Premier League teams Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are also said to be keen. It was Villa that Abraham had scored 26 goals for in the 2018-19 season when Dean Smith’s team was promoted from the championship through the playoffs.
Abraham then returned to Chelsea and thrived under Frank Lampard before fighting under current boss Thomas Tuchel. Some Villa supporters wanted their side to move after Abraham when he became available this summer, but Danny Ings was brought in from Southampton in a surprising £ 30m deal.
Now it looks like United may be interested in bringing Abraham back to the Premier League. Ronaldo has scored 18 times in 33 games this season, including in crucial victories against Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in the Premier League, but the Red Devils are likely to bring in someone who can push the center-forward from the front.
In terms of convincing Abraham to leave Roma and the club to cash in, it is reported that United – or any club – will have to come to the negotiating table with a ‘big offer’ for the player.
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