Former Chelsea Star Fikayo Tomori Heaps Praise on Olivier Giroud Following AC Milan Move Announcement

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Fikayo Tomori has praised his current employers following Olivier Giroud's switch from Chelsea to AC Milan.

The 23-year-old recently completed a permanent move to the Rossoneri after an encouraging loan spell with the Serie A giants during the second half of the previous campaign.

Giroud finally completed his highly-anticipated €2 million move from Chelsea to Milan on Friday, with the west Londoners planning a major squad overhaul to kick off from their Champions League triumph last term.

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Tomori has welcomed his former Chelsea teammate by lauding the France international, who was a pivotal part of the Blues' success in recent years.

“A very kind person as well as a great forward," said the centre-half on Giroud, in an interview with Corriere dello Sport via Sempre Milan.

"He [Giroud] has immense experience, he has played in great teams, always scoring a lot and above all winning a lot. He will help us.”

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Since moving to Chelsea from Arsenal in 2018, Giroud bagged 39 goals and 14 assists in 119 outings across all competitions for the Blues.

The 34-year-old, who has penned a two-year deal with Milan, topped the scoring charts as Chelsea won the Europa League title in 2019.

Though he never established himself as the club's first-choice pick down the middle, Giroud proved to be a big-match player, netting crucial goals in crunch ties for his side during his two-and-a-half year spell at Stamford Bridge.

Furthermore, the former Montpellier star had a positive influence on the some of the younger attacking guns at the club, such as Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi.

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