Tammy Abraham, Roma’s star man in their derby triumph over Lazio on Sunday, is shining in his maiden season under Jose Mourinho.
The former Chelsea manager played a big role in convincing the 24-year-old to leave his boyhood club and move to Italy last summer. Mourinho’s trust in Abraham’s ability is now paying off.
The striker scored a brace in the Rome derby to take his goal tally to 23 in all competitions, surpassing Gabriel Batistuta for most goals scored in a debut campaign for Roma.
He is the only English footballer in Europe’s top five leagues to have scored 15+ goals this season, and his exploits in Italy have made him the subject of interest back home in England.
According to Football Italia (via the Manchester Evening News), Manchester United are pondering a summer move for Abraham.
With Cristiano Ronaldo expected to depart Old Trafford if United fail to secure Champions League football, the Roma striker is seen as a potential successor to the former Juventus superstar.
However, the prospect of him parting ways with the Portuguese tactician after just 12 months is slim, considering how well he’s developing under Mourinho, who has a history of getting the best out of number nines, including Didier Drogba – the striker Abraham grew up idolising at Chelsea.