NUFC miss out on ‘top target’ – Medical tonight ahead of loan deal with £25m option to buy

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.

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4 thoughts on “NUFC miss out on ‘top target’ – Medical tonight ahead of loan deal with £25m option to buy

  1. gone to play for a giant of a club, cant blame him who the hell wants to come here and play bruce hoofball, probably right about jones coming, mates, suits his style of play, and wont get another game for manure, does come instead of re-calling Lejuene from spain seems about right with this f***brain

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  2. Centre back and goalkeeper are the two positions where we are comparatively blessed, so we didn’t need him anyway.

    Now if he was a decent full back or central midfielder I would have been disappointed because that is where we are woeful. A back-up (or partner) for Wilson would be welcomed too – but NOT another centre back.

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  3. Surely an opportunity lost. We could have had a great back 10 with Tomori but now we’ll have to stick with a back 9 … and still get caught out on the break.

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  4. Is Ashley not aware that relegation spells doom for him selling or getting 300 million for Newcastle. Who suggests these players? Obviously doesn’t want to sell.

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