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Nigeria’s On-Loan Fikayo Tomori Gets Permanent AC Milan Deal

AC Milan's English defender Fikayo Tomori celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs AC Milan on May 09, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP) (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

June 17, (THEWILL)- Serie A side AC Milan have confirmed the official signing of Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Tomori from Chelsea on a permanent deal with a statement on the club’s official website that revealed that Milan have exercised the option to make the initial loan move of the Chelsea defender into a permanent transfer.

Since arriving at the Italian club in January, the English defender has featured in 22 appearances after and scored one goal away against Juventus in Turin. Milan offered Tomori a four-year deal which should keep him at the club until 30 June 2025.

Club management were impressed by the tremendous impact the centre-back made since arriving at Milan on loan and it was easy to believe the stories from reliable sources that claimed the club was interested in grabbing the opportunity for a €29.5m outright buyout of the player.

Out of the total cost, as much as €28.5m could be paid in full to Chelsea as a final fee, though some sources have claimed that Milan agreed a £25m (€29m) permanent deal clause with £5m (€5.8) in potential add-ons based on future wins and or title victories as contracts sometimes function.