West Ham Told They Can Sign Ex-Chelsea Star If They Are Prepared To Pay £25.5M

West Ham transfer target Tammy Abraham will be sold by Roma if they receive a bid in the region of €30m (£25.5m) this summer, according to Leggo (via Vocegiallorossa.it).

The Hammers have been linked with the 26-year-old over the past week and the Italian newspaper have confirmed that Julen Lopetegui’s side are pursuing the striker, along with Aston Villa and newly-promoted Leicester City.

Abraham has only recently returned to fitness after recovering from a serious knee injury, and his club are willing to sanction his sale to free up funds for their own transfer business.

The forward is also believed to be keen on a return to England; almost three years after sealing a £34m move to Roma from Chelsea.

West Ham are looking to sign a striker

A new no.9 is top of the agenda for technical director Tim Steidten and the club have been linked with the likes of Brentford’s Ivan Toney, Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri and Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy.

Abraham’s price tag means he would be among the cheaper options, although he would still cost more than Guirassy who has a £15m release clause in his contract.

Going after Abraham would be a risk

Despite impressing during his first 12 months at Roma, the England international has struggled for form and fitness since then.

In his second year with the Giallorossi, Abraham hit the back of the net just 9 times in 54 games and, due to his knee injury, he only scored once last season.

Steidten and Lopetegui would have to decide whether it’s worth spending a sizeable portion of their transfer budget on someone with such a poor recent track record. For the transfer to be a success, the Hammers would have to hope that the forward stays fit and recovers his confidence in front of goal.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.