Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has completed his loan switch to Serie A giants AC Milan.
Tomori, 23, has joined the Rossoneri until the end of the season, Chelsea announced on Friday evening.
Milan are understood to have retained an option to buy Tomori for £25million in the summer, following the loan.
“Fikayo Tomori will spend the rest of this season on loan with Serie A leaders AC Milan,” Chelsea confirmed in a statement.
“The academy graduate will continue his development at San Siro having been with Chelsea since under-eights level.
“He has made 27 appearances for the Blues so far, including four this season, most recently as a substitute in the FA Cup third round win over Morecambe earlier this month.”
Thiago Silva’s summer arrival at Chelsea pushed Tomori further down the Stamford Bridge pecking order, with Kurt Zouma, Toni Rudiger and Andreas Christensen all also ahead of him.
The Canada-born defender opted to stay and fight for a first-team place before the start of the campaign, but has now grasped the chance of a big loan move to Italy.
Title-chasing Milan will offer Tomori a big chance to assert his top-level credentials, and he will wear the No 23 shirt at the club.
Despite his temporary departure from west London, boss Frank Lampard has insisted that Tomori still has a ‘long-term future’ with the Blues.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.