Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori and Elland Road is said to be his ‘likeliest destination’ during the January transfer window – and Blues fans think Leeds is the perfect move for their defender.
Tomori, 23, broke into the Chelsea side under Frank Lampard this season – after Lampard had Tomori on loan at Derby before becoming Blues boss. He played 22 times in all competitions last term, even earning an England cap.
However, this season, he has plummeted down the pecking order. The signing of Thiago Silva has seen Tomori’s game time reduce, falling below the likes of Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma and even Antonio Rudiger.
Tomori has been linked with a Chelsea exit this month, and BBC Sport claim Leeds are interested and that a move to Yorkshire is Tomori’s likeliest venture. Newcastle have also been reportedly offered Tomori, while West Ham came close in the summer.
Leeds need a defender. Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and Liam Cooper are all on the sidelines with injuries, while Gaetano Berardi is on the comeback trail from an ACL injury he suffered in the latter stages of last season’s Championship campaign.
Chelsea supporters have reacted on Twitter to reports that Leeds are interested in their centre-back and many fans of the West London club want Tomori to join Leeds – where they think the ex-Hull star will thrive under Marcelo Bielsa.
Great destination for him to learn ball tbh.
— TopChavy (@_TopChavy_) January 5, 2021
He will become one of the best defenders of the pl especially the way
Bielsa plays he will flourish
— Karimi (@Karimi547) January 5, 2021
Would be good for his development
— cfcmax (@cfcmaxez) January 5, 2021
Tomori would thrive at Leeds omds. Him under Bielsa would be crazy https://t.co/JLe8vUAsWP
— ً (@alfchels) January 5, 2021
gr8 Move!! Leeds have both Koch and Llorente injured and are forced to play CDMs and RBs at CB..also tomori is the fastest CB we have and he wud suit their high line..hope he suceeds there and proves lampard that hes 10x better than AC(he already is tbh) https://t.co/0e80cX8yeX
— CFCchamp #FreeCHO (@FootballBall116) January 5, 2021
Yassessssssss. I said it last season I want him to be loaned out to Leeds. Bielsa will make him a beast. https://t.co/cCgs0PoUvr
— Chelseaista (@Chelseaista_cfc) January 5, 2021