Following an impressive six months on loan at the club, Fikayo Tomori was redeemed by Milan from Chelsea. It was a significant investment for the Rossoneri, but one that was absolutely necessary.
Based on his performances with the club, the €29m price tag was a good deal for Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara. Although they tried to lower the price tag in the negotiations with Chelsea, they eventually decided to redeem the centre-back.
As highlighted by Transfermarkt (see photo below), Tomori’s move to Milan is currently the most expensive deal of the summer in Serie A. Of course, there is still a lot of time left on the market and the record might not stand.
— Transfermarkt.it (@TMit_news) July 24, 2021
The last time the Rossoneri were responsible for the most expensive signing was back in the summer of 2017, when they signed Leonardo Bonucci for €42m. In other words, yet another centre-back, which are hard to find at a low price.