Fikayo Tomori has had his say about former Chelsea teammate Olivier Giroud ahead of their imminent reunion at AC Milan.
The 34-year-old striker has now officially joined Milan on a two-year deal for a reported fee of €1m (£855,000) and a further €1m in bonuses subject to a number of appearances and qualification for the Champions League (Sky Sports).
Prior to today’s announcement, Giroud was already spotted in Milan for a medical on Friday and this morning, he bid Chelsea fans and teammates farewell on social media.
Giroud is not the only Chelsea player to join Milan this summer, obviously, since Tomori had already signed a permanent deal with the Serie A club.
The defender seems to be excited about the reunion with the France international.
“A very kind person as well as a great striker,” Tomori told Corriere della Sera about Giroud.
“He has immense experience. He has played in great teams, always scoring a lot and above all winning a lot.
“It will help us.”
During the interview, Tomori also named the Chelsea legend who has inspired him as a player.
“[John] Terry, who I’ve admired since childhood when I was in the Chelsea academy,” he said when asked about his role models.
“Then I say Sergio Ramos, but also Van Dijk — and all the strong ones.”