While it hasn’t been officially announced, Fikayo Tomori is now a Milan player.
That’s according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, who took to Twitter to announce the news.
The Chelsea defender was loaned by the Blues to Milan back in January, when Frank Lampard was still in charge, and agreed to include a €28m purchase clause in the deal.
Whether they ever expected it to be triggered, we’ll never know, but Tomori took to Serie A football like duck to water, and it didn’t take long before those in charge of the Serie A club strongly considered the move.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) June 16, 2021
As time went on, it seemed inevitable that an attempt would be made to secure the young centre-back’s services on a permanent basis, and that is now allegedly done.
Di Marzio simply states the Chelsea man ‘is now a Milan player outright’, meaning the €28m release clause (£25m) has been triggered, and a contract between the two parties has been agreed upon.
While the Italians did try to lower the fee a bit, it seems Marina Granovskaia refused to budge and finally got the full amount she wanted.
Either way, we expect the deal to be announced officially very soon.