Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Reece James send messages to Fikayo Tomori as AC Milan sign defender from Chelsea

    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea FC - Premier League
    Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham all came through Chelsea’s academy (Picture: Getty)

    Chelsea stars Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Reece James passed on their best wishes to Fikayo Tomori after it was announced the defender would be joining AC Milan this summer.

    All four players rose through Chelsea’s academy ranks together before breaking into the first-team at Stamford Bridge but Tomori impressed on loan with Milan in the second half of last season and will sign for the Serie A giants on a permanent basis on July 1.

    The 23-year-old centre-back had been with the Blues since Under-8 level and went on to make 27 appearances, scoring for his boyhood club in the Premier League and in the FA Cup.

    Milan have agreed to pay £25million plus £5m in add-ons for the England international.

    Fiyako Tomori looks on during AC Milan match
    Milan have signed Tomori on a permanent basis after the defender’s eye-catching loan spell (Picture: Getty)

    ‘From the ground up, we grew together, we grinded together, even when they doubted us and the Lord God guided us,’ Chelsea striker Abraham posted on Instagram after Tomori’s departure was confirmed.

    ‘We’ve come so far! And this is just the start [praying hands emoji]. Good luck in this new challenge.

    ‘Going to miss you brother @fikayotomori go rip it up! Love you bro [love heart emoji].’

    Mount and James are both away on international duty with England at Euro 2020 but made sure to reach out to Tomori with good luck messages on their respective Instagram pages.

    ‘Gutted to see you leave brother… but looking forward to see what you achieve in your new challenge [love heart emoji],’ Mount shared in a short message.

    Mason Mount's good luck message for Fikayo Tomori on Instagram
    Mount said he was ‘gutted’ to see Tomori leave (Picture: Instagram)

    James said: ‘Good luck brother [love heart emoji].

    ‘Gonna miss you.’

    Reece James' good luck message for Fikayo Tomori on Instagram
    Chelsea and England right-back James passed on his best wishes to the defender (Picture: Instagram)

    Tomori’s impressive performances at the heart of Stefano Pioli’s defence helped Milan secure Champions League football a second-placed finish in the Italian top flight last term.

    The Canadian-born centre-half quickly formed a strong partnership with Simon Kjaer and recorded seven clean sheets in Serie A after arriving at the San Siro towards the end of the January transfer window.

    In March, Tomori netted against Juventus to become the first Englishman since David Beckham back in 2009 to score for the Rossoneri.

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