REVEALED: Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori SMASHED Cristiano Ronaldo’s record for the highest jump to score in Serie A, with defender hitting an incredible height of 8ft 7in for his headed goal against Juventus
- REPORT: Fikayo Tomori caps off stunning AC Milan display to defeat Juventus
- Tomori rose highest to nod in as Stefano Pioli’s side ran out 3-0 winners in Turin
- It has since transpired that that header by Tomori has set a new Serie A record
- Cristiano Ronaldo jumped 8ft 5in off the ground to score vs Sampdoria last year
- Tomori managed to jump even higher against Juventus, going as high as 8ft 7in
Cristiano Ronaldo’s anguish this season at Juventus took another turn as he saw Fikayo Tomori strip him of one of his Serie A records in AC Milan’s demolition job in Turin on Sunday.
Tomori nodded in a third goal as Stefano Pioli’s side ran out 3-0 winners over Juventus, placing a major dent in Ronaldo and Co’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
The on-loan Chelsea defender jumped a staggering eight feet and seven inches inside the Allianz Stadium to surpass Ronaldo’s record, sat last season against Sampdoria.
Fikayo Tomori (left) broke a Serie A record held by Cristiano Ronaldo (right) with his header against Juventus seeing him leap 8feet 7inches, surpassing Ronaldo’s Sampdoria goal
Ronaldo claimed the ‘greatest leap’ crown when he soared up to 8ft 5inches against Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in 2019-20.
While that header left Europe stunned, Tomori has now gone even higher as he towered above Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini.
Hakan Calhanoglu’s free-kick was swung in with venom towards Tomori, and his centre back partner Simon Kjaer, and it was the 23-year-old who showed the springiest step to meet the delivery and head into the bottom corner.
The goal was Tomori’s first for AC Milan since arriving on loan from Chelsea back in January
Tomori’s goal in Turin, while his first for Milan since arriving on loan, also saw him become the first Englishman since David Beckham to score for the Rossoneri.
Beckham turned out for Milan in a loan spell of his own in 2009 where he went on to score two goals.
Tomori’s contribution against Juventus added to earlier goals from Brahim Diaz and Ante Rebic as Pioli’s squad look to close out a top four spot with three games remaining.
Come the end of the campaign attentions off the pitch in Milan will turn to signing Tomori on a permanent deal after an impressive loan spell since arriving in January.
Tomori has an option in his current deal to sign permanently at the San Siro for £25million and boss Pioli is keen to take up the offer.
He said: ‘We want to buy Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea. Our intention is clear and also Fikayo’s decision (staying at Milan).
Ronaldo (right) was kept quiet on Sunday by a back four Tomori (left) has become a fixture in
‘We’ll see what happens at the end of the season.’
Pioli’s sentiments were echoed by Milan’s honorary vice-president and legendary centre back Franco Baresi in March.
‘We will do everything possible to sign him on a permanent deal,’ he said.
‘Tomori is imposing himself with talent and determination.
‘He has shown no fear playing in a new league. He can potentially become a great champion. I hope he lives up to expectations.’