Tammy Abraham’s wages could affect Roma’s dressing room

Tammy Abraham of AS Roma during the Serie A
Tammy Abraham of AS Roma during the Serie A

Roma signed Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on a permanent deal earlier this summer.

The 23-year-old has made an impressive start to life in Italy but it seems that his lucrative contract is creating problems in the dressing room.

Apparently, the other players are unhappy with the Englishman earning around €6 million per year.

Established stars at the Serie A club are earning a lot less than the former Chelsea player and it seems that Abraham’s arrival has shattered the Roma wage structure.

Players like Lorenzo Pellegrini are expected to enter into contract discussions with the Italian club soon and it wouldn’t be surprising if they demanded wages similar to Abraham.

The Italian club, led by Jose Mourinho, paid €40 million for the 23-year-old striker and there is no doubt that he was brought in to be the spearhead of their attack.

While his wages are hardly eyewatering when compared to Premier League players, it has become an issue in the Italian league where players are on modest wages. Only Dzeko was earning an amount similar to him. All the current players including captain Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolo Zaniolo are having much lower salary that the Englishman.

It will be interesting to see if Jose Mourinho and Roma can sort out this dressing room split in the coming weeks.

Roma have made an impressive start to the new campaign and the last thing they would want is to bring disharmony to the dressing room because of these financial issues.

As for Abraham, the main reason he left Chelsea this summer was to play regular first-team football and showcase his prodigious talent. The youngster has certainly done that so far and he has hit the ground running in Italian football.

The 23-year-old will be hoping to build on his impressive start and establish himself as one of the most talented strikers across Europe right now.