Fikayo Tomori has revealed the reasons behind his move to AC Milan.
Tomori lost his place at Stamford Bridge after the arrival of Thiago Silva and he has hailed Paolo Maldini for convincing him to move to the San Siro.
“It’s an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. It’s a huge honour for me to be here”.
“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.”
Maldini is AC Milan’s technical director having spent most of his playing career at the San Siro playing over 900 matches.
Tomori is in line time make his AC Milan debut against Bologna on Saturday.