Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori were amongst several of the close and extended Chelsea family to bid Tammy Abraham farewell yesterday, writes the Chelsea Chronicle.
It was confirmed on Tuesday that Abraham had sealed his £34m (BBC) move to Roma, after months of strains and struggles at Stamford Bridge.
A new country, manager, stadium and general approach to life should give the young striker the energise boost he has been desperately craving.
He was pushed to the edge of a metaphorical cliff by Thomas Tuchel, who could have blown a gust of wind at any time following his appointment last season.
Eventually, Abraham took the leap himself. Thankfully, Roma were on hand at the bottom to roll out a safety mat.
Jose Mourinho made sure the centre-forward landed gently and feel at ease in the Italian capital.
Chelsea had started to become an alien wasteland for the 23-year-old, such was his repeated absence in the team.
Although he was a peripheral figure for majority of the previous campaign, it didn’t stop his departing presence from being felt by his now-former colleagues or current friends.
Abraham received a tidal wave of passionate goodbye messages after he said his final farewell on Instagram.
Amongst the crowd of good luck wishes and heart emojis, Mason Mount, Reece James and Fikayo Tomori all issued their teary ta-ta’s.
Of course, it won’t be long before Tomori and Abraham link up again but on opposing sides, as AC Milan are set to play Roma at the end of October.
Declan Rice and Nathaniel Chalobah were also part of the farewell parade.