Bakayoko completes move back to Monaco

Tiemoue Bakayoko won the French title at Monaco

Tiemoue Bakayoko won the French title at Monaco

Tiemoue Bakayoko secured a return to Monaco on a season-long loan from Chelsea on Saturday after a miserable two seasons since originally leaving the principality.

The 25-year-old midfielder has failed to impress since joining Chelsea from the Ligue 1 club in the summer of 2017 and was way down the pecking order under new manager Frank Lampard.

"I am very happy to return to AS Monaco, a club with which I hold, of course, fantastic memories", said the France global midfielder.

Vice president Oleg Petrov said: "We are delighted to welcome Tiemoue Bakayoko to AS Monaco". He returns to a club and a championship that he knows well.

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He spent last season on loan with AC Milan and. although he was part of the Blues squad during pre-season, the France worldwide has been constantly linked with a move away.

Head coach Frank Lampard said on Saturday that the France global was due to head out on a temporary deal "to try to bring himself back to where he wants to be".

The Paris-born worldwide - he has one cap for France - was part of the Monaco squad which won the French title in 2016-17.

He is now back at the Stade Louis II, where he will reunite with head coach Leonardo Jardim, having initially joined the club in 2014 from Rennes.

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