According to a report from Chronicle Live, Newcastle United have sent scouts to Italy to monitor Fikayo Tomori of AC Milan. It is believed that Tomori is interested in returning to the Premier League after spending the last two and a half years playing in Italy. He joined AC Milan on loan from Chelsea in January 2021 and then signed a permanent deal for £25 million in the same summer.
Tomori’s Impressive Run Of Form For AC Milan So Far This Season
The former Chelsea player has been a standout performer for Milan this season, with his impressive defensive skills helping the Italian giants secure a place in the Champions League semi-finals. Tomori has been a rock at the back for Milan, averaging 2.3 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, and 2.1 clearances per game, according to whoscored.
Tomori’s ability to distribute the ball accurately from the back has also caught the eye, with a pass success rate of 87.8% in the Italian top flight. His current contract with AC Milan runs until 2027, which means he won’t come cheap, and it remains to be seen which Premier League club will be able to sign him.
Should Howe Bring Him To Newcastle United?
Tomori has emerged as one of the most promising young defenders in world football, impressing with his performances in Italy. The English centre-back has been a key member of the Rossoneri’s backline since joining the club from Chelsea in January 2021.
Tomori possesses a combination of physical and technical attributes that make him a modern defender. Standing at 1.85 meters, he has the physical presence to deal with the challenges posed by opposition strikers. At the same time, his pace and agility allow him to recover when caught out of position.
Tomori is a good reader of the game, possessing a good sense of anticipation that allows him to intercept passes and cut out opposition attacks. However, Tomori truly stands out in his ability to carry the ball out from the back. He is comfortable in possession and unafraid to transition the ball into offence.
With Newcastle United looking to bolster their defensive line this summer, Tomori could be a good option for the Tyneside club. However, the Magpies will have to fend off interest from other clubs to secure his signature.