AC Milan are close to signing Fikayo Tomori on a permanent basis after a successful loan spell last season. The player joined Milan last January from Chelsea on a loan deal and has impressed the Italian club and its management.
Tomori joined Milan on loan from Chelsea last January and has since impressed in 17 appearances for the Rossoneri. He has been described as having a commanding and aggressive yet graceful style of playing.
Confirmed. AC Milan have just communicated to Chelsea they’re triggering €28.5m clause in order to sign Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal. The agreement will be completed and announced next week. Contract until June 2026. 🏴 #CFC #ACMilan https://t.co/8eyqeM0ITd
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 4, 2021
Tomori joined Chelsea at the age of 8 and progressed through the club’s academy system. He was part of the Chelsea youth side which recorded back to back triumphs in both the UEFA Youth League and the FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016. He was loaned multiple times to other clubs for his development. Some of them included: Brighton & Hove Albion, Hull City and Derby County. Tomori made his debut for Chelsea in 2019 against Sheffield United. Tomori became the first Englishman to score for Milan since David Beckham in 2009 and it was the club’s first away win against Juventus in the league since March 2011.
AC Milan are reeling from the financial effects of the coronavirus and pandemic and might request Chelsea to lower the asking price. Chelsea seems to be adamant that Milan pay up the option to buy clause which sets the price at €28.5m.
Milan wants Tomori on a permanent deal as opposed to searching the market for new defensive prospects because Tomori fits manager Stefan Pioli’s style of play.