By Charlie Walker For Mailonline
Published: 14:57 BST, 2 October 2020 | Updated: 14:57 BST, 2 October 2020
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has received a touching birthday greeting from his boyhood friend and one-time strike partner Dominic Solanke.
Abraham, who turns 23 today, joined the Chelsea academy at the same time as Solanke when they were both aged seven and they became best friends and a formidable strike force.
To mark his pal’s big day, Solanke posted on Instagram a childhood image of himself and Abraham, alongside the celebrated Chelsea winger, Arjen Robben, with the message: ‘@tammyabraham happy birthday brother’.
Robben starred for Chelsea from 2004, the year Abraham and Solanke joined the academy, and he left in 2007, having scored 19 goals in 106 appearances.
Dominic Solanke posted a touching message to mark his