On-loan Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has this night reiterated his want to stay an AC Milan participant past the summer time.
24-year-old defensive midfielder Bakayoko made the transfer to Chelsea in the summertime of 2017, after the Frenchman performed an integral position in Monaco’s shock Ligue 1 title triumph and run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The Blues splashed out a hefty £40 million on his signature, making Bakayoko, on the time, the second-most costly signing in Chelsea’s historical past.
Nonetheless, the highly effective midfielder’s solitary marketing campaign at Stamford Bridge subsequently proved an enormous disappointment, with Bakayoko having seemed a shell of the dominant drive he had embodied while at Monaco.
AC Milan stint
As such, it got here as little shock when Chelsea agreed to sanction a mortgage transfer away from London for Bakayoko final summer time.
In the long run, the Rennes youth product made the transfer to Serie A giants AC Milan for the season.
Nonetheless, Bakayoko subsequently went on to endure a nightmare begin to life on the San Siro, together with his mistake-riddled showings in entrance of the Rossoneri’s back-Four having seen Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso closely criticize the once-capped worldwide shortly after his arrival:
‘Bakayoko has to discover ways to get the ball.’
‘One week shouldn’t be sufficient to take away the defects of a participant. I might have most well-liked to be managing older, extra skilled membership gamers.’ (Quotes through Objective.com)
In truth, claims quickly mounted on the again of Gattuso’s jibe that the Diavolo had been prepared to chop Bakayoko’s spell on the membership brief.
‘The fastened thought in my thoughts’
The months since, although, have since seen the 24-year-old endure a rather-remarkable transformation.
Bakayoko has rediscovered the sort of confidence and tenacity that had beforehand seen him billed as certainly one of European soccer’s most highly-regarded younger midfielders, with the Frenchman having solidified himself as one of many first names on Gennaro Gattuso’s team-sheet of late.
As such, amid mounting reward from followers and the media alike in Italy, Bakayoko was questioned on whether or not his upturn in kind had seen the powerhouse set his sights on a long-term keep on the San Siro throughout an interview with the Corriere Dello Sport final month.
And Bakayoko was unwavering in his response, confirming that prolonging his stint in Serie A past this season would mark a ‘dream’:
‘Staying at Milan is my dream and the fastened thought in my thoughts. However I’ve a contract with Chelsea.’
‘Proper now I simply wish to end the season within the high 4. After that we’ll give it some thought.’
‘I wish to be on the San Siro…’
And the Chelsea loanee has this night as soon as once more moved to reiterate has want to stay a Milan participant.
Throughout an interview with France Soccer, Bakayoko, who has performed a key position in Milan’s vault into Third-place within the Serie A desk, revealed that he needs to be current on the San Siro for the long-awaited return of the Champions League theme music:
‘It’s been 5 years for the reason that Rossoneri followers final heard the Champions League music. I wish to be on the San Siro when it returns.’
#Milan, #Bakayoko a @francefootball: “Sono passati 5 anni da quando i tifosi rossoneri hanno sentito per l’ultima volta la musichetta della Champions e voglio essere a San Siro quando torneranno a sentirla”
— Michael Cuomo (@MichaelCuomo7) March Four, 2019
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