Chelsea‘s signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco in 2017 appeared to be a particularly promising one contemplating his performances with the Ligue 1 facet however he has effectively and really rinsed the west London membership in his six-year keep at Stamford Bridge.
How a lot did Tiemoue Bakayoko price Chelsea?
Chelsea accomplished the signing of the French midfielder from Monaco in the summertime of 2017 for an eye-watering payment of £40m, which made him the second-most costly signing within the Blues’ historical past on the time, with solely Fernando Torres having price extra.
He would signal a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge however noticed his contract inexplicably prolonged till 2024 again in 2021, forward of his two-year mortgage transfer to AC Milan.
Bakayoko’s first season at Chelsea was the final time he made a senior look for the Blues, however he did not carry out too badly below Antonio Conte within the 2017/18 season, averaging a 6.87 score from WhoScored throughout his 29 appearances within the Premier League.
What’s been mentioned about Tiemoue Bakayoko?
He clearly did not win over the employees, followers or pundits, with Chelsea legend Frank Lampard not holding again in his criticism of the midfielder when talking on Match of the Day again in 2018.
He mentioned (through Each day Mail): “His physique language is gradual, he sticks half a leg out on the ball. Followers will stick to you when you present reactions and urgency however he is not transferring shortly sufficient and he has to modify on.
“You may have a dip if you come from one other league however we’re in January now and I actually suppose he wants to begin selecting up. I feel he is perhaps struggling, it might be a confidence subject.”
He was promptly despatched out on mortgage forward of the 2018/19 season within the hope that he might rediscover his confidence however it appears clear now that he will not make it at Stamford Bridge, having failed to look for the Blues in any of the final 5 seasons.
Spells with AC Milan, Napoli and AS Monaco would comply with for the previous France worldwide however Chelsea had been by no means keen to take a bet on the £40m man once more, with Gennaro Gattuso additionally crucial of the midfielder in 2018 in his first spell on the San Siro.
He mentioned: “Bakayoko has to discover ways to get the ball. We should work appropriately. It won’t be straightforward.
“One week isn’t sufficient to take away the defects of a participant. I might have most popular to be managing older, extra skilled membership gamers.”
He returned to the Rossoneri on a two-year mortgage deal in the summertime of 2021, with the Serie A giants reportedly obligated to purchase Bakayoko if he had been to play 45 minutes in at the least 15 video games this season.
It’s maybe no shock that he has mustered simply 32 minutes of motion ins Stefano Pioli’s facet thus far this marketing campaign, with a return to Stamford Bridge actually on the playing cards once more this summer season.
Bakayoko’s contract is set to run out in 2024 and he has already been a Chelsea participant for 297 weeks, so Graham Potter should discover a means of eliminating the £40m flop this summer season, even when it means letting him depart for nothing.