Sevilla target Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea to boost their midfield options.
According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Sevilla are preparing move for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The France international joined Chelsea from Monaco for a fee in the region of 40 million euros in July 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.
Bakayoko has played 43 times for Chelsea since signing from Monaco, scoring three goals and creating three assists in that time.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 23-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.
Tiemoue Bakayoko has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 27 caps, before making his senior international debut in March 2017. As a member of France national football team, Tiemoue Bakayoko won one cap.
Adding a midfielder remains Sevilla’s top priority this summer and Pablo Machín will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
Sevilla have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
Tiemoue Bakayoko has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
According to the Football Espana, “Sevilla are prioritising a move for out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko should Steven N’Zonzi complete his anticipated exit, say reports. Marca say Los Rojiblancos have identified the Frenchman as an ideal candidate to replace N’Zonzi, who is being strongly linked to Arsenal, Barcelona and Roma. Earlier this month, ABC de Sevilla reported the Andalusian club’s interest in the 23-year-old, who started 34 matches in central midfield for the Blues last season. There is no indication that a bid has been lodged by Sevilla but it is thought the FA Cup holders could be willing to sanction an exit this summer. Indications are that the Spanish club could only facilitate a loan move, but an exit for N’Zonzi could change the situation.”
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Undoubtedly Bakayoko would be a fantastic recruit for Sevilla.
Sevilla fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.