Fikayo Tomori has joined AC Milan from Chelsea on loan for the rest of the season, the two clubs have confirmed, with the 23-year-old’s integration getting a bit fast-tracked at the Serie A club thanks to their injury and suspension concerns at center back ahead of the weekend’s big game against Atalanta.
Tomori, who should be fit enough to play since he’s been training with the Chelsea first-team all season, just might be in line for his debut already then — hopefully the first of many involvements going forward. (He had been registered to play even before the medicals were fully completed.)
Milan, the surprise league leaders, are strengthening their squad front to back, signing a new midfielder, a new striker, and now a new defender as well. Their technical director, the legendary Paolo Maldini, has called Tomori a “perfect” fit for their system, which should result in plenty of minutes in theory.
Tomori’s fall from relevance during the 2020 calendar year has been one of the more mysterious developments of Frank Lampard’s tenure. The loan reportedly contains a buy-option of around £25m or €30m. That’s a pretty good number, should this end up being our final goodbye.
Good luck, Fikayo!