Date published: Sunday 16th July 2017 1:47
Tiemoue Bakayoko signed for Chelsea because they are ‘the biggest club in England’, he claims.
The 22-year-old was in-demand accross Europe after playing a starring role in Monaco’s Ligue 1 title success last season, and was linked with a host of clubs before sealing a £40million switch to Chelsea on Saturday.
“I am very happy to be here,” Bakayoko told the club’s official website.
“For me this is the biggest English club and I hope to achieve great things here. I am very proud.
“Chelsea is a great club with a great history and they are the champions of England. My wish was to be at the best English club there is today.
“I am very happy and proud for me, my family and the people who have been following me for a very long time. Now the work starts for all of us together to progress.
“I know that the Premier League is a very difficult championship, one of the most difficult in the world. It is very physical and I know you must be in fighting form to compete in this league.
“Everything is much bigger than I have known and it seems like the perfect place to play football.
“I haven’t been to Stamford Bridge yet but I can’t wait to see this big stadium.”