Tiemoue Bakayoko got stuck in transfer limbo as Chelsea’s agent flop reveals that £ 40m midfielder is ‘happy’ at Napoli, but the Italians have NO option to sign the Frenchman.
- Tiemoue Bakayoko’s future is in the dark after comments from his agent
- The Chelsea flop still has a year to go and will be loaned to Napoli
- Bakayoko, 26, scored twice for the Italians and is ‘happy’ at the club
- However, his brother and agent say the Frenchman’s future is in the air
Tiemoue Bakayoko’s future is in limbo with the Chelsea flop agent revealing doubts about whether Napoli tenants will make his stay permanent this summer.
The 26-year-old Frenchman has been on loan for the past three seasons after his £ 40 million arrival from Monaco in 2017 failed to impress Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard.
Bakayoko has a year to go on his contract at Stamford Bridge and new boss Thomas Tuchel reportedly sees no future for the West London midfielder.
Tiemoue Bakayoko’s future remains in the dark after comments from his agent in Italy
The Chelsea flop has been loaned out three times and failed to impress in West London
And Abdoulaye Bakayoko, the 26-year-old’s brother and agent, has admitted he doesn’t know where the loaned Napoli will play next season.
“ It’s a good time, Tiemoue scored in his last match with Napoli and the team is back in the top four, ” he told CalcioNapoli24 via The sun. ‘He likes to play for Napoli, one of the best Serie A clubs.
‘I respect [Napoli boss] Gennaro Gattuso, it was important to get back to him after their experience in Milan. It has been a great season, Tiemoue feels at ease in the city and the team.
The £ 40 million midfielder is currently with Napoli (L) and hasn’t played for Chelsea since 2018
However, I don’t know if he will stay with Napoli. Things can change when they qualify for the Champions League.
He wants to play in the Champions League, but it also depends on Napoli and Chelsea.
“Napoli has no option to sign him permanently, Tiemoue is happy, but he knows his fate depends on what Chelsea and Napoli want to do.”
Bakayoko wants to play in Champions League, but ‘it depends on Napoli and Chelsea’
Abdoulaye had previously said joining Napoli was Bakayoko’s ‘priority’, but his most recent comments cast doubt on his future in Naples.
Bakayoko took his second goal of the season in Napoli’s 2-0 win over Torino last Saturday, and has provided two assists to Gattuso’s side this season.
The 26-year-old has also been loaned to Monaco and AC Milan, but hasn’t attracted suitors for a permanent move.