Tiemoue Bakayoko admits that his dream goal is to stay at Milan
- Bakayoko admits he wants to have a permanent deal with AC Milan.
- The player is currently on loan from Chelsea at AC Milan until the end of the season.
- Bakayoko became the key midfielder at San Siro and wants to stay for good.
Chelsea loanee at AC Milan Tiemoue Bakayoko makes no secret that it is his dream to stay at AC Milan for good. However, the midfielder seems to be careful to thread in those waters as it is the clubs' business.
Bakayoko said, as cited by Corriere dello Sport:
"I heard what Leonardo said [about me staying permanently if Milan qualify for the Champions League], but I’m not in a position to talk about it. It’s an issue that concerns Milan and Chelsea.
"Staying at Milan is my dream and the fixed thought in my mind, but I have a contract with Chelsea.
Bakayoko: "I am now more confident in myself and I feel more calm. Plus now I know my teammates better and they know me better. Things are going the way I wanted and I feel better than I did three months ago. Since the game against Genoa I got the feeling that nobody can stop me" pic.twitter.com/OQM44s5cBu— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) 1 февраля 2019 г.
"Right now I just want to finish the season in fourth place. After that we’ll think about it."
Tiemoue Bakayoko has established himself as one of the key players in the Rossoneri's midfield, despite a rather controversial first half of the season.
AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso says Tiemoue Bakayoko has been improving in leaps and bounds since his arrival at San Siro:
"I think he's an atypical deep-lying midfielder in modern football. He can turn the moves from defensive to attacking, he takes men on and always gets past them.
Bakayoko has overcome that horrendous night in August 2018 when AC Milan were beaten by Napoli & he was criticized for his role in midfield. Last night, he marshalled midfield. He has understood the importance of transition & after a long time Milan's midfield looks solid enough. pic.twitter.com/z0VWtulBEc— Faisal Caesar (@faisalyorker1) 30 января 2019 г.
"He has learned so much about transitions, as at the start he got it wrong most of the time, but today he can do diagonal runs and close off the passing channels."