Milan complete signing of €30m-rated Chelsea centre-back

Fikayo Tomori will be completing his permanent move to Milan on July 1. The Rossoneri have exercised their option to sign the 23-year-old defender, who will be penning a four-year deal that will run through to June 30, 2025.

Fikayo joined the Blues academy back in 2005 ahead of his 8th birthday and subsequently progressed through the ranks before making the grade in the first-team setup at Chelsea over a decade later in 2016. However, it was not until the 2019/20 campaign that he finally got his big break for the Blues, following three different loan spells.

A fruitful 2019/20 season saw Tomori feature regularly, only for all the hard work to be undone in the first half of the campaign gone by, as he dropped down the pecking order and became a peripheral figure for the London giants.

With his frustrations reaching ahead, Blues loaned the English centre-back to Milan for the second half of the season and it is then when he resurrected his stuttering career.

After an initial teething-in period, Fikayo became a fixture in the starting lineup, even usurping Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli and playing 22 games for Milan. Such was the impact he made that the Rossoneri took no time to strive for a permanent move, with the loan deal having the purchase option embedded in it.

In recent weeks, the Serie A giants finally made a breakthrough in their process of landing the English centre-back permanently from Chelsea. And the move has now been confirmed, both by Milan and Chelsea, with Fikayo ready for the next stage of his career.