Former AC Milan striker Antonio Cassano has revealed that he heard good things from ex-teammate Thiago Silva about Fikayo Tomori before his move to Italy.
Stefano Pioli made a strong choice for the game against Roma as Tomori was preferred to captain Alessio Romagnoli, but the Englishman repaid the faith of his head coach with a fantastic defensive performance.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reported earlier today how the excellent outing offered by the 23-year-old at the Olimpico has strengthened the convictions of Milan, and the idea of signing the player from Chelsea at the end of the season is taking shape.
Cassano spoke on Bobo TV about the English centre-back and seemed to suggest that he is in favour of the permanent signing of Tomori as part of ‘the basis for a good future’.
“I spoke to Thiago Silva, he told me that Tomori was good. I called him when he went to London and he advised me to keep an eye on him. He won his place by replacing the AC Milan captain. Milan are creating the basis for a good future,” he said (via MilanLive)
Milan are set to play every three days due to their commitments in the league and in the Europa League, which will certainly shed some light on the hierarchy moving forward.