Why I chose to join AC Milan – Chelsea loanee, Fikayo Tomori reveals!

Canadian-born defender of Nigerian descent, Fikayo Tomori has revealed the main reason why he joined AC Milan on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the reason.

Fikayo Tomori who has been out of favour under Frank Lampard for most of the season also revealed the person who convinced him to join the Serie A giants.

Fikayo Tomori, while speaking to the club’s official website added that it was hard to turn down AC Milan considering the status of the club.

I chose to come here to AC Milan because it’s a club with a great history, with great players and obviously the club is in a good moment right now,

It’s an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. It’s a huge honour for me to be here. 

According to Fikayo Tomori, the club’s legend, Paulo Maldini put a call to him to convince him to join the club.

When I first got the call, I was a bit… I wouldn’t say confused, but I was surprised! I spoke to Paolo Maldini. The best defender to ever play football was talking to me and asking me to come, so from there I knew that this is where I wanted to come and play football and to learn from him as well. I’m very happy to be here now.

Paolo Maldini, the best defender that ever played! When I was young and I was [playing as] a striker or a midfielder, Kaka was someone that I really enjoyed watching, [Clarence] Seedorf as well.

To be able to put on the shirt that they wore is a huge honour and if I have half the success that they had, I’ll have a good time here.

 

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  1. Which up and coming footballer like Fikayo Tomori will receive a call from a legendary player like Paolo Maldini and turned it down, it’s very unlikely to happen, but that been said, without mincing words, AC Milan is a great club side going by their records and history, they have been champions in both domestic and continental competitions like winning the Serie A titles and the UEFA Champions league cup. I want to believe Tomori will get to develop and improve his footballing career at his new club. I wish him well.