Napoli's professional staff has seen enough from Tiemoue Bakayoko, who conquered Naples in less than a month! That is, in twenty-two days. From his debut against Atalanta on October 17, and his victory over Bologna on November 8, Bakayoko left perhaps the best impression in Napoli's new order, which is why boss Gennaro Gattuso pointed out to sports director Cristiano Giuntoli that the French midfielder must be bought so that no one with the same intentions would appear in January.
All this is happening at the moment when Bakayoko is just catching the momentum, since he did not play competitive football for over seven months due to the corona virus pandemic during his stay on loan in Monaco. In the south of Italy, it is written in a superlative about the qualities of a French football player whom they see not only as a rock in terms of physical appearance from his 189 centimeters in height, but also someone who keeps the space under control and represents a link between attack and defense.
In addition, Bakayoko is the statistical player who runs the most kilometers per game, which is also an important fact. He delighted everyone in Napoli, from Gattuso, to the first man Aurelio de Laurentis, so it is not surprising that the club has already opened negotiations with Chelsea about the buyout.
Bakayoko's price: 18-20 milion euros
Let us remind you, Bakayoko arrived at the foot of Mount Vesuvius this summer on a "dry" loan, that is, without the option to buy. But Napoli are now insisting that Bakayoko should be bought and they would have nothing against at Stamford Bridge, just to end his contract, which was exclusively harmful from the beginning.
The daily Corriere dello Sport claims that Marina Granovskaia, the director of Chelsea and the closest associate of Roman Abramovich, set the price for Bakayoko at between 18,000,000 and 20,000,000 euros. Now the two sides are talking and intensively seeking an agreement.
Bakayoko has a contract with Chelsea until June 2022, and his price will only fall no matter how well he played at the San Paolo stadium. That is why the best solution for both sides would be to reach an agreement ... Bakayoko has played six games this season with 426 minutes on the field.
He collected four matches in Serie A and two in the Europa League, with one assist. January will reveal whether Bakayoko will leave Chelsea and whether both teams will agree on a contract