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Bakayoko boosts Monaco's midfield options

Published: Monday 28 July 2014, 19.07CET
AS Monaco FC have added depth to their squad with the signing of the young Stade Rennais FC midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko for a fee believed to be in the region of €8m.
Bakayoko boosts Monaco's midfield options
Tiemoué Bakayoko celebrates his solitary Ligue 1 goal for Rennes ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 28 July 2014, 19.07CET

Bakayoko boosts Monaco's midfield options

AS Monaco FC have added depth to their squad with the signing of the young Stade Rennais FC midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko for a fee believed to be in the region of €8m.

AS Monaco FC have added depth to their midfield options with the signing of the Stade Rennais FC teenager Tiémoué Bakayoko for a fee believed to be in the region of €8m.

The 19-year-old has joined on a five-year contract after an impressive breakthrough season with Rennes, for whom he made 28 appearances in all competitions in 2013/14. A defensive midfielder, he strengthens a Monaco squad preparing for their first UEFA Champions League group stage campaign since 2004/05.

Bakayoko, who turns 20 next month, said: "I am going to discover a new club. Monaco are a club going places in French and world football so this is obviously a good thing. It's a new challenge and I think I am ready for it."

Last updated: 29/07/14 9.47CET

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