MN: Chelsea fans rightly upset as Milan success sees Tomori’s value rise above clause

By Isak Möller -

Despite the mistake on Amad Diallo’s goal, Fikayo Tomori was absolutely fundamental for Milan in their clash against Man Utd at Old Trafford. The Chelsea loanee sure has impressed since his arrival in January, now a starter. 

As highlighted by Matteo Calcagni of MilanNews, the defender’s exuberance and physicality – to anticipate and dominate the opponents – very much limited the Rossoneri suffering in the defensive phase and allowed them to quickly shift the other way.

Paolo Maldini has said it many times in interviews, the modern-day defender needs to be very good in one-on-one situations. Tomori can certainly be added to the category, as his attributed allow him to work in this way.

The Milan management could have brought in Tomori earlier, but insisted on lowering the buy-out clause and it ended up at €28m. In January, that clause very high and near impossible to exercise for Milan, but now the story is different.

In September, Bologna asked for €25m for Tomiyasu and while it’s a fair price tag, it highlights just how expensive good defenders are these days. Replacing Tomori, therefore, would cost more or less the same as Calcagni continues.

The clause upset Chelsea fans in the first place and it turns out that they were right, seeing as Milan are more and more convinced of triggering the clause. Tomori could soon become irreplaceable in the starting XI, having earned more games from start.

It’s wrong to assume that the Rossoneri will invest €28m, considering the climate of the football world, but it’s clear that the Chelsea loanee is already worth more than the price tag that was set in January.

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  1. It’s pretty simple – either Milan want to be at the top table of European footie, or they don’t. Real, Barca, PSG, Bayern, Juve, Inter and any of the top English clubs wouldn’t think twice about spending 28m on a top-class defender, especially one who has proven himself in the team (!)

    If Elliott don’t want to play in that kind of financial league, then they should sell up at the end of the season to an owner who has the resources to support a truly great European side. They (Elliott) will make a handsome profit on their initial investment, I’m sure.

    1. I couldn’t agree more. If we cannot spend the 28M on an outstanding young talent like Tomori then Elliot should just sell the club.

  2. 100% agreed. Reference how much City paid for Dias, PSG for Marquinhos, Bayern for Upamencano etc. If funds are really an issue let Zlatan walk and invest his salary in Tomari and sell Romagnoli. We should be covered with Kjaer, Tamori, Gabbia and Kalalu.
    Now is not the time to take the cheap road!

    1. No, I was questioning whether Elliott are willing to spend the money necessary to make Milan into a top European side. It’s a fairly simple distinction. LMAO indeed.

  3. Tomorija obavezno otkupit !! para ima od zimskog prelaznog roka jer nisu potrošili ništa !!! Zatim produžit ugovore za Calhanoglua i Donarumu !! pa i Kessieu , nadalje : Otavija i Tovana dovest na besplatnom transferu što oni več i žele !! Ostaje za kupiti vrhunskog centarfora tipa M.Ikardija ili Bellotija i onda bi to bila respektabilna ekipa za LP

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