OFFICIAL: Tiemoue Bakayoko Completes Chelsea Move

Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko arrives for training.

Reuters / Eric Gaillard

Chelsea have officially announced the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco.

The France international was linked with big-money moves to both Chelsea and Man Utd, but the Blues, who were always the frontrunners in this transfer race, have now secured the signing of the midfielder, much to the relief of the fans as well as manager Antonio Conte.

The 22-year-old joins the Stamford Bridge outfit on a five-year contract, for a fee rumoured to be around the range of £40 million.

Upon completing his transfer, the new Blues’ no. 14 told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea.

“Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood. I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates.”

Chelsea’s technical director, Michael Emenalo, also spoke about the club’s newest signing by adding: “Tiemoue was outstanding as Monaco emerged as one of Europe’s best sides last season and we are delighted to welcome him to Chelsea.

“Despite his young age he already has plenty of experience as a French title winner and having competed in the latter stages of the Champions League, we believe he will add considerable quality to our squad.”

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Written by Kunal Kambli  

An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.


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