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Tiemoue Bakayoko signs! #BakasBlue

17/07/2017

French central midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea.

Bakayoko was a Ligue 1 winner last season with Monaco, and broke into the French national side this season after some great displays.

Bakayoko is a tall, strong midfielder who is great in defence. He takes the number 14 shirt and could line up alongside fellow Frenchman N'Golo Kante in the Chelsea side.

‘I am very happy to be here and to join this great team,’ said Bakayoko. ‘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. ‘I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates.’

In an exclusive interview with Chelseafc.com, Bakayoko revealed that Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was one of his heroes.

‘Drogba has had a stellar career and he managed to do so many great things, first at Marseille and then here at Chelsea,’ he said. ‘He is definitely an example I wish to follow, be it the footballer or the person himself. He showed the whole world what he was and I saw that and admired it.’

You can read the full interview and watch a new video HERE.

Bakayoko has joined the rest of the Chelsea squad in pre-season training, so keep an eye on BridgeKids for all the news!

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