Tammy Abraham: Man Utd and Chelsea might want to steer clear of Roma striker after second-season struggles

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On November 9, Tammy Abraham ended a two-month goal drought by opening the scoring in a 1-1 draw with Sassuolo. The relieved Roma striker had celebrated his powerful header with a knee-slide but, speaking after the game, he was more interested in apologising to the "the fans, my team-mates, the coach, and everyone who has been supporting me".

"I know I haven't been the real me," he confessed to Sky Sport Italia. "I know I haven’t been playing the best I can be, but I am human at the end of the day. I've been low in confidence, but today I had to show the fans I'm still me and I am still willing to fight for the team and do as much as I can for the team."

But who is the real Tammy Abraham? Even at Roma, they're no longer quite sure. Is it the almost unstoppable striker that ran riot in his first season in Italy, scoring 27 times in all competitions, including nine goals during the Giallorossi's triumphant Europa Conference League campaign?

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Or is it the misfiring forward who has yet to hit double figures this term - despite promising to return after the World Cup break "a better and stronger" version of himself?