Tiemoue Bakayoko

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s thinly veiled dig at Chelsea

Chelsea loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko has spoken about his love for playing for AC Milan.

The Frenchman struggled to settle in at Stamford Bridge following his move in 2017 which subsequently saw him loaned out to the Serie A club last summer.

The 24-year-old has since been a huge success in Italy and his keen to remain at the San Siro beyond the end of the season.

Bakayoko: “Milan are on a different planet”

The former AS Monaco player has been full of praise for the Rossoneri.

Bakayoko joined the Italian club last summer from Chelsea and has become a favourite amongst supporters.

He has spoken about how much more he is enjoying football and life than he did during his spell in the English capital.

Bakayoko told Nice Matin:

“Things are going well for the club and I right now.

“There wasn’t a turning point. I just wanted to show that I was good enough for a big club. Milan are on a different planet.

“I was greeted by Maldini and Leonardo on my first day and and you immediately realise who you’re dealing with.

“Then you have the atmosphere at San Siro, which is extraordinary. Milan are a legendary club. Who wouldn’t like to stay at a club like Milan for a long time?

Bakayoko keen to make move permanent?

Bakayoko red card

Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea is shown a red card during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on February 5, 2018 in Watford, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

His comments suggest that he is keen to make his move from Chelsea to Milan permanent.

He added:

“Having said that, I’m still under contract with Chelsea for the next three years. I don’t have all the cards.

“Life is good in Milan. I’ve already changed my entire wardrobe.

“The weather is similar to the south of France and we eat well here. It’s an ideal place to live.”


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