AC Milan’s determination to reward younger English defender Fikayo Tomori with a brand new five-year contract on the San Siro has solely highlighted Chelsea’s mishaps additional with their centre-back disaster descending upon vital with simply weeks to go available in the market.
Tomori got here by means of the ranks at Cobham from the age of eight after transferring to London from Canada, and immediately impressed bosses on the Blues with a Premier League look in 2015-16.
Loans spells at Brighton, Hull and Derby adopted as Tomori continued to make a reputation for himself within the Championship earlier than Frank Lampard gave him his first-team alternative at Stamford Bridge after being named as supervisor in 2019.
The Edmonton-born star confirmed he might lower it with the world’s elite, though Lampard’s sacking gave strategy to Thomas Tuchel freezing him out from the image, the place a mortgage transfer to Milan adopted swimsuit.
And with the Rossoneri activating his option-to-buy clause, Tomori stayed on the present Serie A champions on a four-year deal working to 2025.
That has now been prolonged to 2027 with an elevated wage in keeping with The Times, who state that the membership had been fearful he might depart similarly to Franck Kessie, who has joined Barcelona without cost this summer time.
After successful the league in his first everlasting season on the Italian giants, the three-time England worldwide is ready to take pleasure in a profitable profession overseas and drive his method into Gareth Southgate’s plans.
And with an elevated wage, trophies and a spot to play, it highlights Chelsea have tousled in a state of affairs the place they’re determined for a younger centre-back to strut their stuff at Stamford Bridge on condition that the ageing Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta are coming to the top of their careers.