Though they say there’s a time to meet and there’s a time to depart, but it’s not as easy as it seems when you have to leave somewhere you’ve literally being your whole life. But there’s always a place for fate. It pushes everyone around.
After 15 years of being a Chelsea player, Chelsea academy graduate Fikayo Tomori has confirmed that he has joined AC Milan permanently. This was sealed after Chelsea were paid a sum of 28.5 million euros which was tagged with his buying option.The English Man of Nigerian descent joined Chelsea as a 7-year-old, almost the same time as Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Reece James. He had a successful time in the Chelsea academy, being a crucial part of the team that won the UEFA Youth League three consecutive times.
His farewell message was very brief, maybe on purpose to avoid emotions, Tomori says, “To all the staff in the academy that got me to this point, all my teammates, ALL the fans, and Chelsea Football Club.
I will miss you all.”
Tomori would be remembered at Chelsea for his calmness on the ball when in possession. His technical ability as a ball-carrying defender, and his cracker goal against Wolverhampton wonderers will forever linger in our memories.Maybe Tomori would have had it better if he had the opportunity to work with Tuchel. Maybe the German tactician would have preferred him to Kurt Zouma. It’s quite obvious that he’s more comfortable building possession from the back, compared to Zouma.
There could be more players to follow Tomori’s direction from Chelsea as AC Milan are already after three other Chelsea players. They seem to be interested in the trio of Hakim Ziyech, Olivier Giroud and Tiemoue Bakayoko.Chelsea are currently on a clear-out mission as they look to make some money from the sale of junk squad members and some marketable on-loan players. Chelsea have big transfer targets this summer and need money to fund it.
The blues spent more than 220 million pounds last summer, in the midst of the pandemic and the economic hardship that came with it. So, breaking the bank again this time around might not be so easy as they’ll have to balance the books, then player sales could just be the way to go.Chelsea are currently after big targets like Erling Haaland and Declan Rice. These are players that won’t come cheap. Both players could see Chelsea shell out more than 250 million pounds, based on their current valuation. So, we might just be set to see more departures from Chelsea in the process of raising funds for transfers.