Monaco confirm Bakayoko signing

Last season's Ligue 1 runners-up announce that the teenage midfielder, who has already been capped by France at Under-21s level, has signed a five-year contract
Monaco have confirmed the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Rennes for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old established himself as one of the most promising young midfielders in Ligue 1 last season and Vadim Vasilyev is in no doubt that Les Rouges-et-Blancs have signed a player of enormous promise.

"We are delighted to be able to attract talented young French players with high potential like Tiemoue Bakayoko," the Monaco vice-president told the club's official website.

"He is part of our development and our strategy focused on building for the long term."

Meanwhile, Bakayoko, who has penned a five-year contract with Monaco, believes that he has chosen the perfect club with which to realise his potential.

"This is a first milestone in my career," the France Under-21s international enthused.

"I am proud to sign for Monaco, a club that's on the up. I'm grateful to the club's board for showing faith in me."