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 choice 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 close-season pushed Tomori down Frank Lampard’s checklist of centre-backs. Kurt Zouma, Toni Rudiger and Andreas Christensen had been all competing with Tomori to companion Silva on the coronary heart of Chelsea’s defence.
Canada-born defender Tomori opted to remain and combat for a first-team 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 supply Tomori an opportunity to show his high quality on the highest degree.
Despite his short-term departure from west London, Blues boss Frank Lampard mentioned 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 continue his development at San Siro having been with Chelsea since under-eights level.
“He has made 27 appearances for the Blues to date, together with 4 this season, most not too long ago instead within the FA Cup third spherical win over Morecambe earlier this month.”
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