January 23, 2021
Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori joined AC Milan on mortgage for the remainder of the season.© Chelsea/Twitter
Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori joined AC Milan on mortgage for the remainder of the season on Friday. Serie A leaders AC Milan are believed to have retained an possibility to purchase Tomori for 25 million kilos (USD 34 million) when the mortgage expires on the finish of the present marketing campaign. Thiago Silva’s transfer to Chelsea within the shut-season pushed Tomori down Frank Lampard’s listing of centre-backs. Kurt Zouma, Toni Rudiger and Andreas Christensen had been all competing with Tomori to accomplice Silva on the coronary heart of Chelsea’s defence.
Canada-born defender Tomori opted to remain and combat for a primary-workforce place earlier than the beginning of the marketing campaign.
But he made simply 4 appearances this time period, with just one within the Premier League, and has now accepted the possibility to maneuver to Italy.
Title-chasing AC Milan will provide Tomori an opportunity to show his high quality on the highest stage.
Despite his momentary departure from west London, Blues boss Frank Lampard stated Tomori nonetheless has a “long-term future” with the membership.
“Fikayo Tomori will spend the rest of this season on loan with Serie A leaders AC Milan,” Chelsea confirmed in a press release.
“The academy graduate will proceed his improvement at San Siro having been with Chelsea since beneath-eights stage.
“He has made 27 appearances for the Blues so far, including four this season, most recently as a substitute in the FA Cup third round win over Morecambe earlier this month.”
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