Chelsea FC have confirmed the signing of Monaco’s midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayo. The 22-year-midfielder considered as one of the best young central midfielders in Europe according official club reports has signed a five-year contract with the London Club.
With an impeccable defensive record of 81 percent successful tackles and 56 interceptions, the young player known for physique in a one and one situation and quick passing of the ball will be expected to strengthen the midfield department of Chelsea made up N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic, Willian and Cesc Fabregas.
An elated Bakayoko after the signing said “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.”
The Paris born Bakayoko came through the Rennes academy and made his senior debut in August 2013.
He signed for Monaco in 2014 and made almost 100 appearances in his three seasons, scoring five goals.