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Drogba influenced my Chelsea choice, reveals Bakayoko

17:56 GMT+3 17/09/2017
Tiemoue Bakayoko
The French international has declared that the impacts of the Ivorian helped his decision to team up with the Blues

Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed that his decision to join Chelsea was partly as a result of Didier Drogba’s influence while at the club.

The 23-year-old made a € 40Million move from Monaco and has hit the ground running, scoring his debut goal in the Champions League game against Qarabag.

And the midfielder who confirmed that he has been a fan of the Stamford Bridge outfit since when he was a kid attributed his choice of club to the Chelsea legend.

''Chelsea has always been a club I liked since I was young, especially because of guys like Didier Drogba being here,'' Bakayoko told Daily Mail.

''I would make a point of watching their games and I had this club close to my heart growing up, so I'm really happy to be wearing their shirt.

“I made the choice to come to Chelsea a lot because of the coach and after speaking to him. And I spoke to the people around me and my family. It seemed like the best opportunity.”