AS Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko has put the Manchester United fans on red alert, after he responded to rumours that he is joining the club. The young midfielder reportedly stated that the rumours were true, before deleting the post.
The incident took place on social media site Twitter, where Bakayoko removed the tweet instantly. However, some social media experts managed to take screenshots, which have since gone viral.
According to The Times, Jose Mourinho’s side are set to outbid Chelsea to lure the Frenchman to the red half of Manchester. Bakayoko played a decisive season last term, and his impact helped Monaco win the Ligue 1, as well as reach the Champions League semi-finals.
If he does join Mourinho’s Red Army, then this will be the second time this summer that the Mancunian club will snatch a player from right under Chelsea’s nose. Romelu Lukaku joined United in a similar fashion, despite being in pole position to sign for the London giants, who were considered the favourites.
Bakayoko will be a vital addition for any side he joins, as his presence and tactical awareness is something that has garnered a lot of interest. The Red Devils are also linked with a host of other midfielders, including Eric Dier, Fabinho, and Nemanja Matic.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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