Join to Chelsea, Bakayoko Fulfill the Dream of Childhood
Chelsea have completed the transfer process Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco, Saturday (15/07/2017) local time. The 22-year-old defensive midfielder is contracted with a duration of five years.
Chelsea reportedly cost 40 million pounds or more than Rp 696 billion to bring Bakayoko to Stamford Bridge. Bakayoko was happy to join the club he loved since childhood.
“I am very happy to be here and join this great team, I am an adult by watching Chelsea Joining this team is a natural thing for me because I love this club since childhood,” Bakayoko said on the club’s official website.
“Now I can not wait to get involved under the fantastic coach’s direction, Antonio Conte, and join so many great colleagues,” he said.
Bakayoko is one of the important players when Monaco won the Ligue 1 title 2016-2017 season while ending Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance four seasons earlier.
In addition, Monaco is also capable of stepping away in the Champions League before being terminated Juventus in the semifinals.
“Tiemoue was impressive when Monaco emerged as one of Europe’s best teams last season and we are delighted to welcome him at Chelsea,” said Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo.
The French national team player is plotted to be partner N’Golo Kante in the midfield position of The Blues, nicknamed Chelsea, next season.
With Bakayoko-Kante, Chelsea so has a combination of two complete central midfielders. Equally able to survive and build attacks.
Not only good at surviving, Bakayoko and Kante also shrewd in split the ball after taking it from the opponent’s mastery. Kante’s operand accuracy reached 89 percent, while Bakayoko was 87 percent.
His presence is also believed to be the end of Nemanja Matic’s career at Chelsea. The left-handed midfielder is likely to join his former boss, Jose Mourinho, at Manchester United.