Anglo Nigerian defender Fikayo Tomori has challenged English players to move abroad , saying there’s “more to football than the Premier League”.
Tomori recently moved to AC Milan from Chelsea on a short term loan deal and made his debut as a substitute during Milan’s defeat to Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals.
The former Derby County loanee has joined the likes of Jadon Sancho, Reiss Nelson, Chong and co who are young English players to move abroad and said this list of moves will be good for the national side.
“A lot more people are realising that there’s more to football than the Premier League and England,” Tomori told reporters. “I speak to a lot of English players and they always say: ‘How come players from Brazil or Argentina move at 16, 17 yet English players don’t seem to go out of England a lot.’
“I think it’s definitely a positive that many young English players want to leave England and are willing to try something new, to learn new languages and a different style of play. That’s only going to benefit them and the national team as well.
“Going abroad gives you a different view on football as whole rather than just Premier League and England and being in the comfort zone. Being out of your comfort zone can definitely develop a person.”
Tomori was born in Canada to Nigerian parents and lived in London since his childhood days.
He’s however eligible to play for Nigeria or Canada despite playing for England.