Fikayo Tomori welcomes Olivier Giroud to AC Milan and insists he’s comfortable with £28m Chelsea exit

    MILAN, ITALY - MAY 16: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Fikayo Tomori of AC Milan look on during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 16, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Sportinfoto/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
    Fikayo Tomori joined AC MIlan permanently this summer (Photo by Sportinfoto/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) Photographer: DeFodi Images Provider: DeFodi Images via Getty Images Source: DeFodi Images

    AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori insists he’s comfortable with the £28m fee that the Italians paid Chelsea for his services this summer and says Olivier Giroud will prove an important signing for the club.

    The English defender spent last season on loan at the San Siro and the Serie A giants activated an option-to-buy clause in their contract with Chelsea which saw Tomori join the club this summer for a fee of £28.5m.

    That fee makes Tomori one of the most expensive English central defenders of all-time but the defender insists he’s comfortable with the price tag.

    ‘No burdens, it is a great satisfaction to feel this trust around me,’ Tomori said.

    FBL-ITA-SERIEA-AC MILAN-GIROUD
    Giroud joined Milan earlier this week (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP) (Photo by PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images)

    ‘Everyone is helping me.

    ‘I understood it immediately: Milan is the right place for me.’

    Tomori has since been joined in Milan by former team-mate Giroud.

    The Frenchman fell out of favour at Stamford Bridge following Thomas Tuchel’s appointment and Tomori believes the forward can bring a lot to the side.

    ‘A very kind person as well as a great forward,’ said Tomori.

    ‘He has immense experience, he has played in great teams, always scoring a lot and above all winning a lot.

    ‘He will help us.’

    MORE : Manchester United to submit bid after agreeing personal terms with Raphael Varane

    For more stories like this, check our sport page

    Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

    Source

    Previous articleRavel Morrison and Phil Jagielka start for Derby against Man Utd despite both players being free agents
    Next articleTransfer news and football gossip LIVE: Derby vs Man United in pre-season friendly, Chelsea leading Harry Kane race with ‘more appealing’ bid than Man City, Robert Lewandowski linked with £50m move, United face competition for Raphael Varane