Chelsea have completed the signing of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco for an undisclosed fee. But one that is believed to be in the region of £40million.
The 22-year-old France international has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League champions and becomes Chelsea’s second major summer signing after they brought in defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma.
Bakayoko, who will wear the number 14 shirt at Chelsea, said on the club’s website: “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.”
TEN FACTS ABOUT THE CHELSEA NEW BOY
1 He plays as a defensive midfielder due to his ability to break up play, but is considered to have all-round ability, as well as possessing physical power and athleticism.
2 After suffering a broken leg as a young player, Bakayoko joined the academy at Rennesat the age of 13.
10.,He made 24 league appearances for the Rennes first team and 63 for Monaco, scoring three goals.