Tiemoue Bakayoko’s brother has revealed the highly sought after Monaco midfielder “has always dreamed” of joining Paris Saint-Germain.
Bakayoko has been in excellent form for Monaco this season, thanks to which he recently earned his first call-up to the senior France squad. The 22-year-old Frenchman has attracted interest from several European clubs, including Premier League trio Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.
But Tiemoue’s brother, Soualio Bakayoko, who plays for French third tier club Paris FC, has claimed his brother dreams of playing for PSG.
“When he was young, he wanted to go to PSG,” Soualio Bakayoko told French radio station RMC Sport. “He has always dreamed of PSG.
“When I said to him, ‘Imagine, one day, you sign for PSG,’ he told me, ‘I would really like that. If they offer me that, I do not see why I would refuse.’ But he said, ‘I have time. If I have to go to PSG, I will go, that is all.'”
Monaco are currently three points ahead of PSG in Ligue 1, with eight games in hand. But Soualio Bakayoko has admitted that while he supports PSG, he wants Monaco and his brother to beat them to the title.
“I support PSG from a very young age but I support my brother before all,” he added.
“So I’m more Monaco this year than Paris. When Monaco plays, I am Monegasque, it is normal. I do not see myself supporting the opposing team to my brother, it’s impossible. But in some time, he may not have to choose…”
Reports last week suggested Bakayoko had agreed a £35million move to Chelsea this summer, but those rumours now seem to be a bit premature.
The 22-year-old then fuelled speculations when he picked two Manchester United players in his dream team. And according to France Football, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reportedly had a meeting with Bakayoko at a Paris hotel last year to discuss a move to the Emirates.