Tiemoue Bakayoko has continued to impress at AC Milan and was yet again on the front foot when the Rossoneri beat Napoli 2 nil in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday night.
It can be recalled that the 24-year-old AC Milan French midfielder who is currently on loan from Chelsea was heavily criticized for underperforming in the early stages of the season with reports claiming that the loan could be cut short.
Bakayoko failed to make his mark at Chelsea and this prompted the move to the San Siro. The player was very eager to rediscover his form at Monaco which made the Blues to shell out the sum for his acquisition.
The player appears to be doing just that and at the right time. It can be recalled that the Frenchman made the move to Milan on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea with an option to buy. Additionally, Milan would provide €35.5 to make the deal permanent in the summer.
If there were fears that the amount was much, based on his initial performances for the Serie A outfit, his recent resurgence has allayed such fears. Bakayoko has been immense for Milan in his role in front of the defense and has also been instrumental in driving some attacking moves from his deep position.
The Milan fans are now keen to see the Frenchman remain at the San Siro. He has undoubtedly established himself as a starter at the club after taking his chances after the injury to Lucas Biglia.
AC Milan still have more to fight for this season and will also want to stake a claim for the Coppa Italia title. A place in the top 4 in the Serie A is still there to fight for and Tiemoue Bakayoko will definitely be key to the possible actualization of these goals come summer.