Tiemoue Bakayoko inspired by Chelsea legends Drogba and Makelele

Vincent Carr
July 17, 2017

He improved a lot of players, like last season Moses and Alonso.

Because losing out to Manchester United for Romelu Lukaku wasn't enough, it seems the nerves of Chelsea fans are being tested once more, this time over the arrival of a midfielder.

Having inspired Leicester to a remarkable Premier League title triumph, Chelsea sought to acquire the skill set of a unique talent in the summer of 2016.

New Chelsea signing Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed that former Blue Claude Makelele helped forge him into the £40million player he became earlier this week.

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"Roma is a big club too, in Italy, but I think Chelsea is a different level and of course the biggest reason [for his move] was the coach, Antonio Conte", said the 24-year-old. "Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood", the Frenchman told the club website.

Despite interest from Chinese Super League club, Tianjin Quanjian which surfaced during the January transfer window; an offer made reportedly.

As noted by BBC Sport, the Premier League champions splashed out an initial £29m on Antonio Rudiger last week, and that was followed by the £40m signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko this week, as per Sky Sports.

"They had a great season and I that's why I said I want to be a part of that". I know that the Premier League is a very hard championship, one of the most hard in the world. "When he arrived at Monaco I wasn't a very, very good player, but I had a lot of discussions with him, he gave me a lot of advice, and he allowed me to play my style of football more simply".

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