Tammy Abraham has spoken about his constant dialogue with Manchester United star Jadon Sancho – despite being in Italy.
The former Chelsea player joined AS Roma over the summer for around £33.5million but he still remains in contact with his England international teammate – and, in fact, the pair often play video games together.
Speaking to outlet Pro: Direct Soccer about his time in the Italian capital so far, the former Bristol City forward mentioned how he speaks to Sancho “every day.”
“[I] go out to eat now and then. I am in Italy so I won’t lie about the food. It’s nice. I am learning about Rome. The other day I went to see the Colosseum just walking around, not inside. I play Warzone with Sancho every day, he is quite good…but I don’t like the new map. Not at all.”
“After a while, you settle in, find a house, start to explore, go to restaurants, now I am enjoying it, it’s good.
Abraham – who has scored 17 goals in 32 games for Giallorossi so far this season – touched on his need to go away and try something new, saying that he wanted to leave west London to go out and “explore and learn a new culture.”
“I got to the point that I needed to leave and explore,” he said in the broadcast interview. “All I knew was Chelsea. It’s nice to explore, learn a different culture, a different language. It’s different, but I am enjoying it.
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“I was at Chelsea from 6-7 years old, I was playing football at home with my brother, destroying all the decorations. My mum had a friend at work who had a football team in Greenwich.
“I remember when I made my debut. When I went to the camp, I was nervous. I didn’t know what to expect. Now it’s fine, everyone is chilled, it’s a nice place to be and everyone wants to win.”
Abraham spent four seasons at Stamford Bridge but failed to acquire the top spot up for grabs as the side shipped him off to Italy with a buyback clause, Romelu Lukaku coming in from the Serie A back to the club.
Sancho, meanwhile, is struggling to find form at United after moving from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
Under two managers, the playmaker has only netted on one occasion in the Premier League despite bagging 16 goals in the Bundesliga last season.