Player gives verdict on potential Chelsea return following summer move

Date published: Friday 17th September 2021 6:40 - James Holland

Fikayo Tomori Chelsea

Former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has responded to questions about a potential return to Stamford Bridge in the future.

The 23-year-old came through the club’s academy and went on to make 27 first-team appearances, scoring two goals. He was allowed to join Italian giants AC Milan on loan during the January transfer window.

Milan chiefs were impressed by his solid displays in the second half of the 2020-21 campaign and opened talks with Chelsea over a permanent move.

The Rossoneri eventually secured his services by parting with a reported £24million.

In an interview with DAZN, Tomori was asked about Chelsea and former team-mate Tammy Abraham.

The English striker linked up with Jose Mourinho at Roma in a £34m deal.

“I’m very happy for him,” Tomori said (via SempreMilan). “We talk almost every day. We started playing for Chelsea when I was 7 and then we got to the first team. That’s where you want to go when you grow up, but you don’t know if it will ever happen.

“I remember when I scored the first goal and he scored a hat-trick – it was the best day of our life.”

The centre-back continued: “Going back to Chelsea with him? Now I feel great at Milan, I love Milan.

“Obviously Chelsea have been a very important part of my life for 15 years and I managed to realise my dreams by playing in all competitions, but now I am very happy at Milan and I am happy with what we are doing; now we also have the Champions League at last and maybe we can win it like Chelsea.”

Tomori’s exit was initially thought to be a mistake, but manager Thomas Tuchel seems to be coping well without him.

The German can rely on Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and a rejuvenated Antonio Rudiger at the back.


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