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Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko sealed a move to his former club Monaco on a season-long loan deal.
Bakayoko made 43 appearances for the Blues in 2017/18 having signed for us from the Ligue 1 side, who he had just helped reach the Champions League semi-finals but his struggled in his first season at the club.
Bakayoko struggled to impress for Chelsea and joined AC Milan on loan last season. After initially struggling with the Serie A side, he picked back form but fell out with the manager Gennaro Gattusso towards the end of the campaign.
Bakayoko has now revealed that returning to Monaco is the best thing for his career at the moment.
“There was a good opportunity to come back here in a very good project,” said Bakayoko.
“Lots of people will perhaps say that I am taking a step back by coming to Monaco but I see it differently.
“My two experiences abroad allowed me to play a lot, contrary to what a lot of people have said.
“My season in Milan brought me a lot in terms of new avenues of football and professionalism. I have taken a lot of positive things away from it.”
“The club is what is important today. I do not think about my personal ambitions.
“I want to try to perform well on the pitch to help the club reach its objectives. Les Bleus, I think about it, but it will come as and when.
“I come back with a new standing, I really want to bring to this group what I have learned and to try to transmit more confidence here.”