English Premier League side, Chelsea have confirmed the loan move of one of their academy graduate, Fikayo Tomori to Serie A side, AC Milan.
Fikayo Tomori who started well under manager Frank Lampard last season during their transfer ban, has struggled to cement a place at the backline this season so far. He has been given limited opportunities so far this season, since the arrival of Thiago Silva as the manager prefers the Brazilian and Zouma at the back.
He will now spend the remainder of the current campaign on loan in Italy with the side who are currently top of Serie A under the management of Stefano Pioli. They also have a Europa League round of 32 tie against Red Star Belgrade to look forward to next month.
AC Milan also confirmed the move, as they unveiled the Nigeria-Canadian-British defender, where the club took to their social media handle on Friday 22nd January 2021, to say:
“AC Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Tomori on loan from Chelsea FC until the end of the season. The defender has signed a contract until June 30, 2021, but AC Milan have an option to make the deal permanent”, the club had said.
Fikayo Tomori who made his international debut for England in November 2019, has previously spent time on loan with Brighton, Hull and Derby in the Championship before becoming a member of the senior squad at Stamford Bridge last season.
Tomori enjoyed great success with Chelsea at youth level, winning the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League, as well as being named our Academy Player of the Year in 2016.
He had been given his introduction to senior football by Guus Hiddink at the end of that 2015/16 season, in a 1-1 home draw with newly-crowned champions Leicester City, before heading out on a trio of loan spells.
They started with helping Brighton earn promotion to the Premier League, and concluded with being named Derby’s Play of the Year after reaching the Championship play-offs under Frank Lampard’s management.