Arsenal could abandon Tammy Abraham pursuit and sign alternative striker after journalist's £67m reveal - expert
Arsenal will abandon their pursuit of Tammy Abraham and pursue an alternative striker if AS Roma hold tight on their £67million valuation of the player.
That is the view of former Gunners and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Mikel Arteta’s side’s interest in the 24-year-old.
As revealed by this site (30 March), Arsenal are in the market for a proven, powerful centre-forward under the age of 25.
Abraham fits the bill but would not come cheap after an impressive first season in Serie A with Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma.
According to Football.London‘s Chris Wheatley (26 April), the Gunners are interested in the ex-Chelsea goalscorer.
AS Roma are said to value their striker, who has four years on his current contract, at £67million.
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When asked for his thoughts on Abraham’s price tag, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs: “That’s a lot of money.
“I don’t think he’s worth that much. Tammy Abraham is a very good player but not at that price.
“I think the price will prove to be the sticking point for Arsenal. If that is the case I’m sure the club will look at someone else.
“Last summer I would have gone and got him. He’s got 25-odd goals in Italy already this season. That’s some return.
“It just goes to show that he has been on fire. Fair play to him. He may get 30 goals this season and that will only add more money onto his value.”