Gazidis on Milan’s next step and ‘extraordinary’ Tomori

by | May 25, 2022 14:04

Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis says the Rossoneri’s next target is to become competitive in Europe and praises ‘extraordinaryFikayo Tomori.

The Diavoli have won their first Serie A title in 11 years, the 19th in the club’s history. Stefano Pioli’s men beat Sassuolo 3-0 on Sunday, claiming the first Scudetto in the Gazidis, Madini and Massara era.

However, the former Arsenal chief is already focusing on the next steps for the Serie A giants who played Champions League football for the first time in seven years last term.

“Milan was built on success in Europe, so that is a really important part of our DNA,” he told the BBC.

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“For us, that is our next step, to become more competitive on the European front.”

Fikayo Tomori is one of the cornerstones of the current Milan squad. The England international moved to San Siro on an initial loan deal from Chelsea in January 2021 and the Rossoneri made his move permanent six months later.

He was named in the Football Italia Team Of The Year along with Torino centre-back Gleison Bremer.

“Fikayo has been extraordinary throughout the season,” he added. “He is absolutely a pillar of this team.

“He is one of the players we would like to build our team around – and he has been a fantastic addition on and off the field.”

Milan are working on a contract renewal for the England centre-back and according to Football Italia sources, he will be offered a new deal until 2027.

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