This deal was supposedly all agreed last weekend, but those reports turned out to be slightly premature as the two teams continued to haggle over the value of the buy-option attached to the loan, while working out any potential considerations that had to made due to the ongoing pandemic as well as Britain’s exit from the European Union.
But now it sounds like all the crosses and dots are in place, and the only thing missing is the medical before everything can be signed, sealed, and delivered.
Confirmed. Fikayo Tomori will be in Milano on Friday to have medicals as new AC Milan player, paperworks signed today with Chelsea.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 21, 2021
Final details: loan until June 2021 [6 months] with buy option around €28.2m [£25m]. He’ll fly to Italy in the next few hours. #CFC #ACMilan https://t.co/tQ7yQRZMov
And that medical should be taking place today, after Tomori’s arrival in Milan ahead of what will be at least a 6-month stay at the current Serie A league leaders. Should he prove useful to them — and we certainly believe that he has the skills to do just that — his stay might become a rather more permanent one thanks to the buy-option in the £25m+ (€30m) range.
It must be said, as much as it stings how Tomori’s last 12 months have gone at the Bridge, this is a pretty cool move for the 23-year-old, getting to join such an historic team in the middle of what could be a wonderful and historic season for them. Best of luck, Fikayo!