In the last 24-48 hours, Fikayo Tomori has gone from negotiating a potential Everton loan move to negotiating a potential Chelsea contract extension. Thanks, David Luiz!
#Tomori is the next #cfc academy graduate who will have talks with the club over a new deal. His current contract expires in 2021. Was in good negotiating position anyway after fine season on loan at #dcfc but even stronger now he's a member of senior squad.— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) August 9, 2019
To be fair, a contract extension for the 21-year-old Tomorri was always going to be a likely possibility. With his current deal expiring in 2021, Chelsea would’ve probably only sent him on loan if he had agreed to a new contract. That’s fairly standard operating procedure for the club.
So now it’s a slightly different scenario, but a contract extension still would make every bit of sense.
At the moment Tomori, who was the Player of the Year last season for Frank Lampard’s Derby County, is set to be the third choice center back at Chelsea, at least until Antonio Rüdiger returns to full fitness. Even after that, Tomori should have plenty of opportunities for playing time as Chelsea begin play in all the various competitions we usually play in.
It’s been a summer of contract extensions. Loftus-Cheek, Mount have already signed; Hudson-Odoi should be next soon. Talks of Reece James have begun. It only makes sense to add Tomori in there as well.
Let’s get it done.