Chelsea of England defender, Fikayo Tomori has apparently lost out on the possibility of getting a loan move to Leeds United, but he is now looking good for a move to their fellow-English Premier League rivals, Newcastle United, megasportsaena.com reports.
This is sequel to fresh reports out of Queensland, which indicate that Tomori is eager to leave Chelsea to get more game time elsewhere, but earlier information linking him to Leeds have not transformed into any concrete development at Elland Road, while an update by The Athletic has now cited Newcastle as the latest club to join the race.
The Magpies are said to be offering a big escape route for the dark-skinned central defender, who is struggling to break into Frank Lampard’s regular squad this season, during which he has made just one English Premier League appearance and he is keen on getting a new club, though it might only be on loan.
The 23-year-old England international, who was born to Nigerian parents in Canada, had earlier attracted attention from Stade Rennes, with an offer of regular playing time in the French Ligue 1, despite Chelsea’s preference to find a temporary deal for him at another EPL club, in order to monitor him closer and check the next level of his development.
However, growing uncertainty around the future of Lampard and a knee injury that floored one of his rivals in defence, Andreas Christensen slowed down talk about Tomori heading out of Stamford Bridge and put on hold the link with Leeds, who earlier inquired about the youngster’s availability in the summer.
While Leeds did not further pursue signing Tomori in the January transfer window and have suddenly stopped talking about buying a new centre-back, Newcastle have suddenly been touted as an option for the England international, who The Magpies are reportedly monitoring his situation at Chelsea.