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Rio Ferdinand hails Tomori for leaving Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand, a Manchester United great, has praised former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori's choice to quit the club for AC Milan.

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The Chelsea academy product is having a terrific season in Serie A, and Ferdinand has urged him to keep progressing.


On BT Sport, Ferdinand stated, "It's a fantastic journey for him. At Chelsea, he wasn't receiving the football he felt he desired".

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“You have to appreciate his guts in going abroad to play in a different league, a different nation, and a different culture, and he's already made an impact. He's doing really well, according to reports.

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“He combines security with speed — he's lightning fast. In a one-on-one encounter, we saw him match guys like Mo Salah.

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“There are aspects of his game that he still has to understand – and that will come with time and experience.

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“It's a wonderful learning environment for a player to go to Italy, which is known for producing outstanding defenders.”

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