Tammy Abraham said his loan to Aston Villa was “one of the most special moments” of his career, as he told England’s official YouTube channel.
The AS Roma forward was on loan at Villa during the 2018-19 season when he was promoted from the Championship to the Premier League via the play-offs.
During this season, Abraham has scored 26 goals for Claret and Blue showing off his smart and high-quality poaching skills inside the penalty area.
Abraham also scored the crucial penalty that earned Villa their semi-final shootout against West Brom at the Hawthorns.
Now in Italy and working under Jose Mourinho, this is what Abraham had to say about Villa, which fans will no doubt love.
“I think this loan, for me, was probably one of the most special,” Abraham said.
“I enjoyed every time I got loaned. But, this one, really stuck with me.
“I think about the whole story behind it. I want to play in the Premier League. Me who thinks of staying at Chelsea, then trying to get out when the transfer window closes. Everything was meant to be.
“The feeling of promotion was right up there in one of my best moments in football. It was a long and difficult season and to make it all pay off, it was good.”
This loan spell at Villa for Abraham has done wonders for both as it has garnered the club’s promotion and taken the striker’s status up a notch.
Right after this season, Abraham returned to Chelsea and scored Premier League goals under Frank Lampard.
But last season, when Chelsea spent big, his playing time was cut and he ended up leaving his childhood club for £ 34million in Rome this summer (BBC Sport).
The England striker, who was also recently part of the international squad, alongside Ollie Watkins, now hopes to guide the Italian giants to the Champions League.
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