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Bakayoko - Wanted by Sevilla and PSG

Picture Credit: Goal - Wallpaper Cave Last week it was confirmed that French League has been cancelled for 2019/20 season. France...


Picture Credit: Goal - Wallpaper Cave

Last week it was confirmed that French League has been cancelled for 2019/20 season. France's prime minister Edouard Philippe has stated last week, "The 2019-20 season of professional sports, including football, will not be able to resume,." 

"It will be possible, on sunny days, to practice an individual sporting activity outdoors, obviously respecting the rules of social distancing. It will not be possible, neither to practice sport in covered places nor team or contact sports."

This essentially means the end of Bakayoko's 2019/20 season. Overall it was a steady season without anything spectacular as Monaco finished in midtable. 

So what happens now with his Chelsea contract which expires on 30/06/2022? 

Well here are some options:

  1. PSG - Football.London has stated, " He is also being watched by Paris Saint-Germain and according to reports in the French media their sporting director Leonardo has held preliminary discussions."
  2. Sevilla - France Football has stated, "After Ligue 1, Premier League and Serie A, the 25-year-old could also discover a new Championship. Sevilla FC are particularly interested in the profile of the former Rennes player. The Andalusian club has taken information and could speed up on this issue in the coming weeks if they qualify for the Champions League."
  3. Monaco - They could trigger his £30 million buy option  
  4. Chelsea - Return to Chelsea and fight again for a spot 
  5. Loan for another season 

It is quite obvious that Frank Lampard does not fancy Bakayoko one bit as he did not hesitate to send him away on loan this season. On top of that, his pre-season performances were severely lackluster. Therefore, returning to Chelsea to fight for a spot is highly unlikely. 

Sell to PSG or Seville? Well, this would be a wise decision as his contract ends in 2022. So any opportunity to recoup some of the £40million initial buying price would be prudent. However, in these stressful financial times due to COVID-19, how feasible is this to get a reasonable transfer fee for Bakayoko in the vicinity of £30million? Probably not so feasible. 

Another loan option? Gamble again to see if he does well and then sell him for the desired £30million? He is only 25 so it might be worth the gamble. 

The bottom line is that Bakayoko simply does not have a future at Chelsea and it would be wise for Chelsea to part ways with this player. He is still young and it would be great for both parties to bid their farewells. 


Check out Miz's video below elaborating on the Bakayoko matter 




Written by - Mizanur Rahman
Twitter - @Miz9Rahman 

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