Underutilized Fikayo Tomori’s immediate future appears to be away from the confines of Stamford Bridge, with the 22-year-old likely to be heading out on loan in January after spending much of 2020 sitting on the bench or in the stands, behind all the other center backs in the pecking order at the club.
There was plenty of interest in Tomori in the summer, but time ran out on a potential decision about a move. Presumably that won’t be a problem this time around, with the writing clearly on the wall for some time now.
As to where Tomori might end up, we might not have to look any further than Newcastle United. Though in fairness, Newcastle is about as far as we can look in the Premier League.
According to the Northern Echo earlier this week, Newcastle are looking to reinforce the team through (and only through) the loan market this January, and the Chelsea Academy product “could” very well be an answer in central defense, adding “competition” to a veteran group comprised of Jamal Lascelles, Federico Fernández, Fabien Schär, and Ciaran Clark.
That would not exactly be the most promising set of loan circumstances, but it might do. Tomori certainly has the quality to become a Premier League-level defender; he just needs time and proper minutes.
⚽️ Steve Bruce will be restricted to loan signings at #NUFC in January— Scott Wilson (@Scottwilsonecho) November 25, 2020
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⚽️ Defensive loan options being discussedhttps://t.co/VTjmRCb7av