Everton can offer Fikayo Tomori an escape loan deal if Declan Rice is signed by Chelsea.
After adding Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to the offensive side of the team, Chelsea are weighing their defensive options. Declan Rice of West Ham United is a player dmired by Frank Lampard and the Blues boss is doing everything possible to sign Rice. With the arrival of the centre back, Everton may look into acquiring Fikayo Tomori on loan.
Everton now seems to have gotten restless with the lack of progress in the transfer market. Centre back is an area of concern and despite links to players, no major inroads have been made. Gabriel Magalhaes deal continues to bounce from one court to another like a tennis ball.
In such case, the Royal Blues may look at Fikayo Tomori. Chelsea are adamant on bringing Declan Rice to Stamford Bridge and are doing everything possible in their power to make the transfer happen. According to Daily Star, Chelsea are looking at ways to raise £65 million, the asking price set by West Ham for their prodigy.
While player sales may soon follow at Stamford Bridge, loan deals will also help to generate some amount of cash. Loaning young players like Callum Hudson Odoi and Fikayo Tomori to will ensure that youngsters will gain experience and also facilitate the inflow of cash.
Fikayo Tomori was recently linked with a loan move to Ligue 1 with Stade Rennais with the French club eager to take 22 year old. Loaning him to a Premier League side will be more logical thing to do. Tomori started out the season on a very strong note, even competing for the starting spots.
Following an injury, the Englishman saw his form dwindle and Lampard prefer the likes of Zouma and Andreas Christensen over him. The arrival of Declan Rice will further complicate the development of Tomori. The best solution for all parties will be to loan him and that is where Everton can come into the mix.
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Sending him to Rennes or any other league will look like a step down after Tomori massively impressed in his first season as a Chelsea senior player. The Premier League is the most competitive and fierce league in the world, keeping him in the English Top Flight should be Chelsea’s goal.
The extremely talented defender can hone his skills under Carlo Ancelotti and even form a strong partnership with Mason Holgate who falls in a similar age group. Then exponential development of Holgate under the tutelage of Ancelotti will send some assurances to the Chelsea board that sending Fikayo Tomori to Goodison Park won’t backfire.
The 22 year old will find playing time in Merseyside and the Toffees will have a temporary solution to an ongoing problem. Not spending too much on loan fees will enable Marcel Brands to concentrate on more areas of need.
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