Bakayoko a disaster at AC Milan with Chelsea-owned midfielder already being written off
The Frenchman had hoped to kickstart his career at San Siro but the Rossoneri are unlikely to take up their option to buy the dejected midfielder
When Tiemoue Bakayoko joined AC Milan on loan before the start of the season, he quickly took to social media to publicly thank the club for rescuing him from his Chelsea nightmare.
Indeed, it would be a major surprise if he sees any game time at all in this weekend’s Derby della Madonnina with city rivals Inter.
After just six appearances in a Milan shirt, there is a sorry lack of belief and support in Bakayoko right now. And that is primarily because Bakayoko still looks utterly bereft of confidence in himself.
After his disastrous debut season at Chelsea, the move to Milan was meant to kickstart his career.
“Milan, thank you for believing in me and for all your support,” the midfielder wrote on Instagram. “We’re ready to tackle to the new season.”
Unfortunately, two months on, and Bakayoko still doesn’t look anything like ready to play a significant part in Milan’s 2018-19 Serie A campaign.
However, Rossoneri coach Gennaro Gattuso already seems to be at his wit’s end with Bakayoko, who has proven just as out of his depth in Italy as he was in England.
The former Milan midfielder initially argued that the language barrier was proving a hindrance, claiming that an inability to communicate with his team-mates was holding the Frenchman back.