MN: A tough realisation dawns on Bakayoko – the latest on his future

By Oliver Fisher -

Tiemoue Bakayoko knows that he is not a big part of Stefano Pioli’s plans and a summer exit now appears increasingly likely, a report claims.

MilanNews reports that the French midfielder – who missed the last two friendlies against Vicenza and Pergolettese through Stefano Pioli’s choice – has understood even more now that he is right at the bottom of the midfield hierarchies heading into 2022-23.

Bakayoko does not want another season of just being on the bench while the club and the management expected a better contribution from him, but it has not worked out since he sealed his return to the club.

Once his agents have found a solution that feels right for Bakayoko, it will then be possible to proceed with the early termination of the two-year loan that was agreed between Milan and Chelsea. Bakayoko would formally return to the Premier League before then joining his new club.

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  1. One issue I have with Pioli is that he quickly discards and loses faith in players, right now the team is short of players that have the same structure and experience of Bakayoko, all the players in the market are expensive and hard to get, Pioli and the management should try and see how Bakayoko could play this season, as we have already paid for the loan, even with him, we still need another strong midfielder…

    1. Pioli didn’t discard quickly any player. He watches Bakayoko in training every day. And if he doesn’t use him, it means that he isn’t good enough.
      Many coaches over the last 5 years have tried to fix Bakayoko and have failed. He just isn’t a good player

    2. There are a lot of reasons to exclude him:
      • his low contribution
      • troublesome buyout option
      • squad space
      • he was only emergency option due to AFCON last season

      At least he can leave as scudetto winner.

  2. @Usman … I think you don’t understand one thing mate .

    – if pioli plays Bakayoko then it becomes an obligation to buy him … I am not sure how much but the way bakayoko is playing is not worth even 1 mil .

    – krunic , pobega , adli , tonali and benacer and 1 more md/cm/dm is enough .

    Hopefully I made you understand why no faith in him … also probably they paid the loan for 1 year and don’t want to pay another one year .

    1. If the buyout drops significantly, I believe Bakayoko may have a future. It’s obvious that Milañ won’t pay that ridiculous amount Chelsea wants.

  3. Bakayoko last loan with was very very positive, I remembered he benched kessie and it was rumoured that bakayoko will be bought out and kessie sold (then kessie had issues with overall play) but Chelsea was being strong in demanding their agreed fee which Milan refused to pay, so that momentum Died there…., he also got that same momentum in Napoli but didn’t last long because gattuso didn’t last there.

    Bakayoko during his last successful loan had this same lackstrue begining but once he got off, he was hard to stop, the knly issue now, this Milan do not have time to give to players to buiLd up energy because the expectations now Is high, so I understand pioli at some point…….

    I watched bakayoko at Monaco and it is a shame his career went this way, hé had so much promise, more promise than fabinho and other midfeilders of that good Monaco team but it seéms like he is now the worst of the bunch, that’s life……I think he needs a club where he can gain to play consistently, I Milan can give it to him then he should go

  4. With Bakayoko I am sure Milan is waiting to see if they can sign another midfielder before they allow him to leave. They just don’t want him to leave when we haven’t bought anyone to take the space he will leave. The moment they sign another midfielder he will leave.

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