Fikayo Tomori’s permanent move to AC Milan was officially announced yesterday as he became yet another important investment from Elliott Management.
As reported today by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive), Tomori is the fifth most expensive signing of the Elliott Management era. In the three years of the American fund’s management so far, Milan have invested higher sums only on four other players.
The highest fee remains Lucas Paqueta as he was signed by the then-director Leonardo from Flamengo for €37.8m. In second place is Mattia Caldara, whose book cost was €36m even if in reality he was part of a triple swap transaction with Juve, also involving Higuain and Bonucci.
In third is Krzysztof Piatek as the Pole arrived in January 2019 from Genoa for the sum of €35m, another player who turned out to be a flop as he was sold a year later to Hertha Berlin. Finally, Rafael Leao joined from Lille for €29.9m as per the accounts even if the figure actually paid to Lille was just over €25m plus defender Tiago Djalò. Then comes Tomori at €28m.