Manchester City’s meeting with AS Monaco in the Champions League of late appears to have given the wider footballing public so much to talk about. Not only did the two produce one of the most pulsating attacking encounters the competition has had to offer, though it brought some of the players plying their trade in the Principality.
While Les Rouges et Blancs have been in wonderful form for much of the Ligue 1 campaign as they attempt to wrestle the title from the grasp of Paris Saint-Germain at long last, their exploits against Pep Guardiola’s City side have seen some of their stars become relatively household names within the confines of the transfer market on these shores.
One of the most impressive players to have strutted his stuff against City was midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko, who scored the all-important goal to send the Citizens packing. As a result, the powerful French midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United, though Guillem Balague has recently suggested the 22-year-old has agreed terms with Premier League rivals, Chelsea.
Though we’re some way off the summer transfer window, this deal looks like it could be somewhat of a saga, such is the level of interest in the midfielder. So, with that in mind, here’s a look at how Manchester United and Chelsea fans on Twitter reacted to the Bakayoko reports.
— Ashwin Joshi (@JoshiAshwin) March 21, 2017
Why the hell are people even going on about Bakayoko? Linking him to United! Woodward is there and once the window opens we'll know! #mufc
— Judas Goldilocks (@Pepecrazy) March 21, 2017
Ed, just overpay to beat Chelsea! Bakayoko would be a sensational signing for us…. #MUFC
— Kieran Phillips (@kieranmufc123) March 22, 2017
I really hope this Bakayoko deal happens what I start to the summer that would be. #CFC
— Harry (@decisiveDiego) March 22, 2017
— Nikhil (@nikhi1) March 22, 2017
I think if we sign Tiemoue Bakayoko it will be a massive signing. I can already imagine him & Kante bossing our midfield. #CFC
— Bongani (@Bongani_Dlams) March 22, 2017