Manchester United are plotting a deal to sign Roma striker Tammy Abraham during the summer transfer window.
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That’s according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato (via Football Italia), which states that Manchester United are keen on bringing the striker back to the Premier League.
He joined Roma in a deal worth €40m (£34m) last season and has impressed in Rome, scoring 26 goals in 52 appearances, and winning the Europa Conference League.
Arsenal are also interested in the player and Man United face a battle on their hands if they want to secure his services.
Erik ten Hag will love him
One of the main priorities for Ten Hag will be to add some strength to the United attack this summer. Last season, the only forward to score more than ten goals was Cristiano Ronaldo (24) and this overreliance on the 37-year-old needs to be avoided going forward.
Abraham already has a wealth of Premier League experience and could slot into the United side with ease. His move to Roma has enabled him to mature as a player and experience a totally different style of play, which appears to have helped his growth.
The 24-year-old scored a goal every 182 minutes in Serie A last season, had 2.6 shots per match, and missed 19 big chances, meaning with some more composure he could have added to his haul.
He also added four assists in the league, while making one key pass per match, proving that he can turn provider when needs be.
At Chelsea he was dubbed “unreal” by journalist Nizaar Kinsella, whilst also being described as “perfect” following his Serie A debut against Fiorentina. Indeed, that’s exactly what he’d be at Old Trafford if a deal can be concluded.
A move for the Englishman makes a lot of sense, his goalscoring ability is excellent and he is yet to enter his peak years as a player. With Arsenal interested, however, ten Hag may need to act sooner rather than later.
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