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Why I joined Roma, says ex-Chelsea striker Abraham

Tammy Abraham has been speaking about his decision to join Roma from Chelsea.

The 23-year-old striker has joined the Serie A club on a five-year deal for a fee of €40m (£34.1m).

He will wear the number 9 shirt for the Giallorossi.

“You can sense when a club really wants you – and Roma made their interest clear immediately,” said Abraham.

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“Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies. I’ve had the experience of winning major trophies and I want to be in those competitions again – so I want to help this team to achieve that and get to the level where Roma should be.

“It’s a massive honour to be the No.9 at this club and I just can’t wait to get started and to help the team.”

Abraham, 23, scored 30 goals in 82 appearances for Chelsea and was part of the squad which won the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup this year.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “Tammy will always be welcomed back at Stamford Bridge as one of our own.

“We have all enjoyed watching his progress through our academy and into the first-team squad, and are grateful for his contribution to our successes at senior and youth level.”

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