Even as Tammy Abraham officially joins Roma today from Chelsea, Chris Smalling has ruled himself out from Roma’s initial season. So, among related football news from Roma, Abraham is in but Smalling is out.
Football News from Roma – Abraham Is In but Smalling Is Out
Abraham Joins Roma
AS Roma have just officially announced the signing of Tammy Abraham from Chelsea.
The English international has put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract with the club that runs out on June 30, 2026.
As for more contract details, the 23-year-old striker joined the Italian club for a fee of 40 million euros.
Moreover, Roma’s transfer agreement with Chelsea also includes an option for the London side to buy Abraham back for €80m.
Smalling Is Out on Injury after Roma Training
Roma defender Chris Smalling has reportedly suffered a thigh injury in training with his club today.
According to Il Tempo, the former England international suffered a flexor injury in his left thigh. Because of being hurt thus, Smalling had no choice but to withdraw from a Roma training session today today.
Due to this injury scare, furthermore, Smalling will likely miss the start of the new season for Roma.
The Giallorossi are going to make their UEFA Conference League debut on Thursday against Trabzonspor.
But now, they may have to do so without former Manchester United center-back Chris Smalling.
Roma expect, with conviction, the 31-year-old to miss their first game of the pan-European season, against Trabzonspor, the Turkish side.
Not only this, Smalling could also miss the first game against Fiorentina when Serie A 2021-22 kicks off this weekend.
Smalling signed a three-year contract with Roma ahead of the 2020-21 season after a successful loan spell in 2019-20.
And he has been plagued by injuries even since he made the move to Roma permanent.