The Rossoneri secured a permanent deal for the versatile defender after his impressive loan spell from Chelsea.
Having spent the last six months on loan at AC Milan,Fikayo Tomori
has earned a permanent deal at San Siro ahead of the next season. The 23-year-old center-back, who was loaned out byChelsea
in January, secured a regular spot in Milan’s lineup and managed to make 17 Serie A appearances under Stefano Pioli. The former Derby County star hopes he can keep up with his impressive form at the Italian side.
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“Everyone welcomed me here very well from the first day. Great club, exceptional facilities. There is everything to grow and to win. A dream.”
Asked whether Milan will aim for the Scudetto next season, Tomori responded:
“Nothing is impossible, you always play to win. We are a young team, we are growing but the second place last season says that we are on the right path. We have to continue like this, step by step.”
“it’s a great satisfaction to feel this trust around me. Everyone is helping me. I understood immediately: Milan is the right place for me.”
Asked about his relationship with Milan defenders Simon Kjaer and Alessio Romagnoli, the former Chelsea player responded:
“Two great Champions. They are helping me a lot in my personal growth. On the field but also off it.
Romagnoli is the Captain, he speaks English to me on the pitch and this helps me. I have a very good ‘feeling’ with him and with Kjær.”
Tomori believes Pioli’s experience as a former defender is beneficial for his development as a player.
“He teaches me the secrets and the details. How he wants me to play in his system, with the rest of the team. He was a defender, he teaches me a lot about how to defend, about the position to have on the pitch… I have a great relationship with him.”
the 23-year-old said.
Milan will facePro Sesto
in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. The Rossoneri must face Sampdoria in their opening match of the 2021-22 campaign on August 22.
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