Arsenal are reportedly ready to offer £50million for Roma hitman Tammy Abraham, should they finish in the Premier League top four this term.
The Gunners are enjoying a very good season under Mikel Arteta’s leadership. Indeed, they are currently fourth in the Premier League and, following Saturday’s a 3-1 victory over Manchester United, look well placed to reach the Champions League.
What’s more, the Gunners are currently four places higher than where they finished the last two seasons, in eighth.
And securing a top-four finish would seriously prove Arteta’s blueprint – geared mainly towards a trust in youth – is reaping its rewards.
That will afford them Champions League football, for the first time since the 2016/17 season. And should Arsenal clinch European football, they will be looking for some quality additions to the side.
One of those potential signings is Roma striker Abraham. The Daily Star reports that the Gunners would be willing to table an offer of £50million for the striker, should they make the top four.
Indeed, the 24-year-old is in stunning form this season. Since moving to Roma, he has scored 24 goals in all competitions, as well as providing five assists.
Abraham appears to be thriving in Serie A, and is currently the league’s fifth-top scorer, with 15 goals.
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While he appears to be in good spirits in Italy, he may not be averse to a move back to the Premier League. Abraham spent the entirety of his career in England before this season, and still has family and friends here.
What’s more, the potential move could be a positive for Roma, despite obviously losing their talisman. Given they paid £36million for him in the summer, £50million is a good profit after only one season.
Abraham move would solve Arsenal problem
While Arsenal have been in good form this season, they are likely to encounter a problem in the summer. That is both their quality, and depth in the striker position.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left mid-season for Barcelona, and both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are out of contract in the summer.
Lacazette, who has played up top for much of this season, has scored just six goals.
Arsenal will want more output up front than they have had this season, and also a striker to fill the void left by the players likely departing.
As such, a move for Abraham seems to tick a couple of boxes.