Earlier this month, the Northern Echo reported that our hopes of securing a loan deal for ‘top target’ Fikayo Tomori had received a boost after Frank Lampard all but confirmed he was available.
Today, Tomori has found himself a new club – but it’s not Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United.
As reported by Sky Sports this morning, the AC Milan have officially registered the centre-back’s contract and have formally completed his transfer from Chelsea, providing he passes a medical in Italy tonight.
Sky also claim the six-month loan deal includes an option to buy the England international for £25m at the end of the season:
A talented player who could’ve brought some pace, athleticism and versatility to our back line, however it’s no real surprise to see us miss out when the competition was European giants who currently sit top of Serie A.
Where now for Newcastle as we approach the final week of what has been a fruitless January transfer window so far?
A move for Manchester United’s Phil Jones would not surprise me, yet you’d think his wage demands may be big – and not worth the bother for a player who can’t stay fit or looks past it when he is.