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Chelsea’s Antonio Conte will have a busy schedule in the summer transfer as he need to make he needs to fortify his team in anticipation of the Competition in Europe next season. AS Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko stands out from among all players linked with a move to Chelsea. According to reports, Bakayoko tops Conte’s priority list of players to sign. Words on the grapevine has it that, the Italian manager is already negotiating a summer move with the 22-year-old.
So is Bakayoko a wise choice for Chelsea? Does he have the patience to play under Antonio Conte. Here we bring you 3 reasons why Tiemoue Bakayoko could be a rare find for Chelsea this summer.
Evidently, Bakayoko’s age is his most appealing feature. At 23, he has played in the France national team at the lowest stages up to the U21 stage and is on his way to landing a spot on the senior team. He has 41 appearances across all competition for Monaco this season and gradually establishing himself in the game. His growth can only increase if he moves to Stamford Bridge as he will be under the tutelage of one of Premier League’s best coaches.
Conte has partnered likes of Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic with N’Golo Kante in the central park this season but none of them have the capability to complement Kante’s skills. Conte would desperately want to sign a new midfielder this summer and Bakayoko seems the best possible option. Bakayoko and Kante have played side by side in the France national team and their rapport will make their connection in the midfield threatening. Matching Kante in agility, Bakayoko will have an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge.
The most significant of all is his style of play. Known for his energy and his ability to carry along the rest of the team, he can be likened with Kante. He is expected to be a back-up to the former Leicester City player. His strength in the air and his excellent dribbling skills are two qualities that would make him a hit in England as there are few players who possess these skills in the transfer market. He is a player with potential and has the prospect of becoming one of the best in the game. His style will make settling down in Chelsea much easier.