CM: Bakayoko firmly Pioli’s last choice for the midfield – his situation a €5m+ problem for Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s recent form is not just a concern for AC Milan on the field, but there are some decisions to be made off the field too. reports how the French midfielder – since returning to the Rossoneri over the summer on loan with an option to buy – has played a total of 307 minutes across the league and the Champions League, starting three times in Serie A and being subbed off at half-time in each.

Bakayoko was expected to bring experience and physicality to a club he loves and knows well, but he has ended up being firmly the last choice. Milan wanted him strongly and after a summer of negotiations with Chelsea they got a two-year loan agreement, with an option to buy set at €15m.

The operation has not paid off, at least for the moment, and it must be noted that the former Monaco and Napoli man does not benefit from the Growth Decree tax relief scheme so he costs over €5m per year given the €750k loan fee and €4.6m gross salary. It is too much for a player who offers too little.

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  1. 1mikej says:

    The problem is injuries making us constantly mix and match players, when was the last time we played 7 players in the team for more than one match. There is no cohesion and Baka is not the only one playing poorly, our entire attacking department is not scoring enough goals, our midfield is always a different lineup, I don’t know what has happened to our medical department it used to be so good.

  2. Juro says:

    Sign KAMARA and FAIVRE for January…Kalulu slides inside at CB and Calabria/Florenzi man the RB position…

    1. Nino says:

      Perfect. Considering that Kamara can also play as CB. You make sense.

      1. Rajesh Sah says:

        But you already know that’s not gonna happen. We will probably sign some injury prone players who are available for loan. I don’t remember if Milan have signed any players who were usually rumoured to being scouted. At the moment , we are not even prepared for a post Ibra era. Maybe the best option would be to bring in Colombo, Pobega and Adli and start giving them playing time. Maybe that will cost us another 2-3 years , but that’s the best available option at the moment. The ONLY other option I see is that AC Milan is bought by an owner 2ith infinte wealth.

    2. Johnny says:

      I wish Maldini will read your post!!! Damn I am sick and tired of Milan’s management

    3. Milan from aus says:

      Bro tbh idk why everybody thinks kalulu should be our cb, Calabria is better at defending than him and kalulu is better at attacking

  3. Bright says:

    Bakayoko performs better with Kessie, they already have a formidable chemistry, bennacer/Tonali can take the ACM role, diaz is clearly out of shape.

  4. Marius says:

    I cannot understand why they don’t sell theo for that good money psg are offering. All their problems will dissapear… Eliot respect FFP rule and this is why they cannot invest to much

  5. Roy Ano. says:

    Milan should have courage to sale Theo for 75 M to PSG soon after renewal and invest the money in a Defender, striker n quality midfielder.

    Liverpool rose by selling Courtino.

  6. Milan from aus says:

    How are we paying bakayako 5mill a year Jesus

  7. Hans says:

    Bakayoko, too slow too clumsy too reckless just a waste of money and space.

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