Mourinho praises ambitious Tammy Abraham’ after Roma move

Tue 17 August 2021 | 19:48

Jose Mourinho has praised Tammy Abraham for showing ambition when he decided to join Roma from Chelsea on Tuesday.

The Giallorossi have signed a five-year contract with the 23-year-old for a reported fee of €40million (£34.1m) as

Edin Dzeko

’s replacement after the Bosnian left to join




admitted Abraham's choice to leave the Premier League shows his ambitious character.

"With Tammy, I prefer to say, 'wait and see',"

Mourinho said in a video posted on Roma's Twitter account


"I say that with total confidence. I've known him since he was a boy. He's never played for me because he was a 14, 15, 16-year-old boy when I was at Chelsea, but I know him very well.

"I know him as a player, a person and in terms of his mentality. I know how he made the decision to leave the Premier League, which is always tough for an English player.

"That tells me so much about him, because when you leave the Premier League, you do so because you're ambitious.

"You leave because you want to get back in your national team, because you want to play at the World Cup, because you want success outside of England, where not many English players have had brilliant careers.

"He comes here with that ambition and we hope to see his best qualities as a player."

source: SportMob

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