Fikayo Tomori is one of the most promising prospects out there claims AC Milan legend Franco Baresi.
The 23-year old defender joined AC Milan on loan in January and has made eight appearances for the Serie A club.
He has been thoroughly impressive in his games and AC Milan have the option to make the move permanent for around £25million.
Tomori rose through the Blues academy and broke into the senior side under Frank Lampard in the 2019/20 season.
But he managed to make only seven appearances in 2020 and was quickly dropped out of the starting XI.
“I was suddenly out of the squad and I don’t really know why,’ Tomori said in an interview with The Telegraph in February.
“I just thought I needed to work hard. Then I went to speak to the manager and he said you’ve just got to train harder, so I took that on the chin and thought that’s what I had to do.
“Mentally, it was difficult because you just want to be playing and on the pitch, and feel part of the team. And it was difficult for me because I wasn’t really feeling part of the team and I was wondering what had happened.”
AC Milan legend Franco Baresi who made 700 appearances for the Rossoneri believes the 23-year old is one of the most promising prospects out there.
Baresi told Sportsmail: “He is skilful and has great physical attributes. He is still adapting to the Italian league and I think he can only grow as a defender and help us out.
“He needs to be focused on the present and on doing well with AC Milan. The club will decide his future with the player and with Chelsea at the end of the season.
“There is great competition in England, but he is definitely one of the most promising prospects out there. His experience with AC Milan can certainly help him develop as a player.”
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