Tammy Abraham has completed a move from European champions Chelsea to Serie A side Roma in a deal worth 40 million euros (47.1 million dollars).
The England forward has signed a five-year deal with the Italian outfit and departs Stamford Bridge having scored 30 goals in 82 appearances after coming through the Blues academy.
Abraham, who would wear the number nine shirt, said on his new club’s website: “You can sense when a club really wants you — and Roma made their interest clear immediately.
“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 number nine at this club and I just can’t wait to get started and to help the team.”
The 23-year-old Abraham moves on in search of regular first-team football and would work with ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at the Stadio Olimpico.
Chelsea’s Director, Marina Granovskaia, said on the club’s website: “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.”