Former Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori has delivered a four-word message that could lead to the Blues regretting their decision to allow the academy graduate to leave in the summer for Italy.
Tomori, 23, completed his £25million move away from Stamford Bridge in an attempt to find more regular first-team football and the red side of Milan offered him that opportunity on a permanent basis after an impressive initial loan stint last season.
“It’s a great adventure for him,” said Ferdinand.
“He wasn’t getting the football he felt or wanted at Chelsea.
“You have to admire the bravery to go abroad, to go play in another league, another country, another culture and he’s hit the ground running. The reports are coming back that he’s doing really well.
“He brings security with pace – he’s very very quick. We saw him match people such as Mo Salah in a one-v-one.
“There are elements of his game he’s still got to learn – and that will come with experience and time.
“For a player to go to Italy, which is renowned for churning out good defenders, it’s a great learning place for him to be.”
The Chelsea academy graduate has already returned to England since his move away from SW6 when Liverpool came out on top of a thrilling 3-2 battle between the two sides in the UEFA Champions League group stage encounter at Anfield.
And he has entered the country once again in the last few days after Gareth Southgate called up the 23-year-old for his impressive performances on the continent.
He will be in the squad in the absence of Manchester United’s Harry Maguire who is currently out injured, therefore meaning that the ex-Derby man has a great chance now to add to his solitary one Three Lions cap.
In the build-up to the clash against the former of the aforementioned duo that England have upcoming on the horizon this Friday, the defender has been filmed delivering his thoughts on what it feels like to be back in the international fold.
Tomori was filmed saying on the players arrivals video that the England National Team released on YouTube on Wednesday: “Yes it was nice to see the family- easy flight.
“Good to be back.
“So hopefully it’s a good week.”
Chelsea fans would certainly love to see Tomori back in the future, and whilst they may not be affected in the short-term by their decision to allow him to leave due to Trevoh Chalobah’s shock emergence, having the centre-half in the fold could have saved Marina Granovskaia and co. £68million that they could potentially spend in January on either one of Jules Kounde or Matthijs De Ligt.