Tomori joins Hull

Matt Debono

Hull City have confirmed that Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori has signed on a season-long loan. He is Hull City's 12th summer signing. Tomori has been at Chelsea since he was eight years old and was part of the FA Youth Cup side which triumphed in 2015 and 2016. Last season, Tomori spent the season at Brighton, making 9 appearances for the Championship runners-up.

Tomori, a 19-year-old defender, originally from Canada, is the third Chelsea player to join Hull City after loan departures of Michael Hector and Ola Aina. Chelsea has developed a close relationship with Hull City due to the friendship of Leonid Slutsky and Roman Abramovich, resulting in fringe players moving to Humberside.

Tomori's loan was dependent on Chelsea securing the signature of Italian Davide Zappacotta from Torino which was officially announced around 50 minutes ago. Tomori, an integral part of England's Under-20 World Cup winning team in South Korea, has been on the Chelsea bench three times. It makes sense for Fikayo to develop further at Hull, especially when appearances will be limited.

All the best at Hull, Fikayo.

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