Newcastle United have been dealt a blow in their hopes of signing Fikayo Tomori as Fabrizio Romano gave a transfer update on the Chelsea man.
The 23-year-old has reportedly emerged as a target (via The Northern Echo) for the Tyneside club in the January transfer window, but any hopes of them signing him may have just gone with Romano’s latest update.
Does Tomori start for Newcastle?
As per a tweet from the Italian football journalist and transfer guru, Tomori is ‘getting closer’ to signing for AC Milan and the deal to take him to the Serie A giants is at its final stages.
Tomori would have been an ideal signing
Tomori would have definitely suited a move to the St. James’ Park faithful, as former Leeds United striker now pundit Noel Whelan pointed out in an interview with Football Insider last month that ‘he’s aggressive, he’s good on the ball, he’s got a great leap (and) he’s got a good stature about him’.
Based off of these comments alone it is clear that the England international loves to defend, and so could easily fit into Steve Bruce’s team, who often play five at the back.
The central defender’s aggression does comes out when he is on the football pitch, as in the 2019/20 season in the Premier League, he won no fewer than 5.2 of his duels per appearance and also averaged 2.8 clearances, 1.9 tackles and 1.5 interceptions a game (Sofascore).
Nonetheless, it looks as if the Magpies are very likely to miss out on his signature.
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