Not that it will come as a surprise, but AC Milan vice-president Franco Baresi has today confirmed his club’s intentions to keep Fikayo Tomori beyond this season, after his loan from Chelsea finishes.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, the legendary defender (not to be confused with the other legendary defender president among the Milan hierarchy, Paolo Maldini) confirmed that they will do everything they possibly can to keep the 23-year-old.
“He has imposed himself with great determination and talent. He arrived in a league he didn’t know and faced it without fear. They are the qualities of a potential champions. We hope he keeps his promises.
“We will do everything possible to redeem him, even if there are still two months to play and it will not only depend on Milan”.
-Franco Baresi; source: GdS via Sport Witness
Tomori’s loan has a built-in transfer option for €28m, which seems a bargain though Milan will still try to negotiate it down. That process will undoubtedly generate plenty of rumors in the next few months, but it would be a surprise if they weren’t able to work out some sort of deal eventually. Tomori’s happy there, the team’s being successful: where there is a will, there is a way.