Man Utd 'keeping tabs on Tammy Abraham as alternative to Harry Kane'

Manchester United ‘are keeping tabs on Tammy Abraham as an alternative forward target to Harry Kane’ with the Red Devils ‘sending scouts to watch the Roma star’ as he netted a stoppage time equaliser against AC Milan

  • Manchester United are reportedly scouting Roma striker Tammy Abraham 
  • The club emissary’s were present as he scored in Saturday’s 1-1 draw vs AC Milan
  • Reports suggest that the striker would be seen as an alternative for Harry Kane

Manchester United are reportedly ‘scouting’ Roma forward Tammy Abraham as a potential alternative to Harry Kane if they cannot get the England captain this summer.

Abraham left the Premier League to join the Serie A club in 2021 for £34 million, and the English forward has flourished under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho, claiming it was ‘the best decision of his life’ to join the Yellow and Reds. 

But it seems he could now be on the verge of making his Premier League comeback, something he said he could be open to earlier this month.

According to Gazzetta, it seems Man United along with Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on the English forward, who proved pivotal scoring a late goal in Roma’s 1-1 draw against AC Milan on Saturday.

The Italian outlet suggested ‘observers from Manchester United and PSG had flown to closely monitor’ the Roma No 9, with both clubs hoping to acquire a new striker in the summer to strengthen their attacking forces. 

Manchester United are reportedly ‘scouting’ Tammy Abraham as an alternative to Harry Kane

Erik ten Hag could be made to pay a pretty penny for the English forward who has a buy-back clause from Chelse for over £70 million

But Manchester United are still targeting Harry Kane as their first choice No 9 this summer 

Tottenham were also reportedly keeping a close eye on the 25-year-old, but Gazetta suggested he would not come cheap, after Chelsea added a £70m buy-back clause into his contract when he was initially sold on to Roma.

That means Sere A side will look to get a big price for their star forward, who certainly dazzled in front of his potential suitors last night. 

After graduating from the Chelsea academy, Abraham struggled to secure a regular place in the Blues’ front line and went out on loan to Swansea during the 2017-18 season and Aston Villa during the 2018-19 campaign. 

But since leaving the London side 2021, Abraham has gone on to make 98 appearances for Roma, returning 36 goals and 12 assists across all competitions. 

Last season was perhaps his best in the red shirt, netting 17 times to break Gerry Hitchens 16-goal record to become the highest scoring English player in a single Serie A season. 

This term, he’s found the back of the net eight times in 32 Serie A appearances, while also scoring once in the Europa League against HJK Helsinki. 

And while Man United could certainly make a move for Abraham, it appears Erik ten Hag still favours Kane to be the new No 9 at the club, with the Dutchman recently suggesting Kane was top of his striker shortlist.

Abraham scored a late goal during Roma’s 1-1 draw against AC Milan on Saturday evening 

He has had a fantastic few years in Rome scoring 36 goals across 98 appearances in all comps

But the Tottenham striker is remaining tight lipped over his future, with some reports suggesting he could be set to wind down his contract ahead of its expiry next year. 

Meanwhile, there is also growing concern in Napoli that they could lose hot prospect Victor Osimhen this summer, despite slapping a £150m price tag on the Nigerian, who is streaks ahead of his competitors in the Serie A top-scorer’s tally. 

The 24-year-old is another top target for Ten Hag, but may face competition from league rivals, Arsenal, who are also reportedly keen to secure the signature of the Napoli star-man. 

Osimhen currently has 21 goals from 26 league matches, and his scintillating form has also caught the eyes of PSG and Bayern Munich, but he has previously revealed it is his ‘dream’ to play in the Premier League.

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