Frank Lampard has revealed Chelsea’s decision to let Fikayo Tomori leave for AC Milan this month
The arrival of Thiago Silva and the emergence of Kurt Zouma has meant that Tomori has once again fallen down the pecking order at the Bridge, and he has been restricted to just one Premier League outing and two appearances in the Carabao Cup.
And that has meant that Tomori has been forced to seek a new challenge in order to start playing regularly again, but despite all the interest from Premier League clubs for the players services, it seems that he is heading to Milan until the end of the season, with a £25 million option to buy at the end of the season also agreed.
Asked to address the centre-back’s switch to Milan, Lampard insisted that the club will do what is best to ensure that he can go on and fulfil his potential as his career progresses.
“I don’t think there’s any ‘when did it start to go wrong’, Fikayo’s a developing player. As a squad, we had four centre-backs last year, and you can’t play four in one game,” Lampard was quoted on Sky Sports
“And you try to find consistency at different times. At one point Fikayo was in that, and then later on not so much. And this year we have five centre-backs, so the predicament is difficult for centre-backs who are not playing regularly.
“And that’s why he may go out on loan for his development, he’s a young player and he’s had a huge rise in the last two or so seasons since I’ve been working with him, and that will continue, and we’ll find the best path for that.”
Tomori is a brilliantly gifted defender that will become top-class, it is a shame that he has had to leave to get game time