Former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer has told This Is Futbol that he is surprised that Chelsea let Tammy Abraham go in the last transfer window.
The 24-year-old striker joined AS Roma in the summer to link up with Jose Mourinho in a £34m deal.
He has made an instant impact in the Italian capital, scoring four goals in all competitions so far for his new side.
Should Chelsea have kept Abraham?
Ultimately, it is a move that has seemingly paid off, with Abraham’s regular game time and form helping him to win a place back in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
However, Palmer is still surprised that he was sold, though he believes Chelsea have done good business by managing to include a buy-back clause in the deal.
“I’m very surprised Chelsea let him go,” the ex-Leeds United and Southampton player said to TIF. “He’s proven he can score goals in the Premier League and he’s proven he can score goals in the Championship. I’m surprised nobody took him in the Premier League for the money he’s gone for.
“But Chelsea have done good business because they put a buy-back clause in at 64 million. I think he’s a superb talent.”
Having proved what he can do at this level, Abraham probably deserved more chances under Thomas Tuchel, with the England international barely featuring following the German manager’s arrival back in January. That was surprising, especially with Timo Werner not always firing.