Tiémoué Bakayoko may be finally getting rescued from career limbo, with Süper Lig club Adana Demirspor set to sign him up, according to a couple reports in Turkey and Italy.
The 28-year-old is said to be heading to Turkey by the week’s end for his medical and the necessary signatures on a 3-year contract with the club managed by former AC Milan head coach Vincenzo Montella.
Adana Demirspor ve Chelsea, Tiemoué Bakayoko transferi için anlaşmaya vardı.— Yağız Sabuncuoğlu (@yagosabuncuoglu) January 24, 2023
• Adana Demirspor, Tiemoué Bakayoko ile sözleşme şartları için yarın bir araya gelecek.
Bakayoko himself is technically still on loan at Milan, with six months left on that two-year agreement, but they have apparently agreed a loan cancellation with Chelsea. Chelsea, in turn, are probably letting Bakayoko leave for free — though one of the reports does say that we’ve agreed a “transfer” with Adana, which might mean the presence of a token transfer fee, even.
Our one-time €40m-midfielder hasn’t played any football since a 10-minute cameo late last season for Milan. They refused to play him this season to avoid triggering a purchase clause in his loan contract. His last appearance for Chelsea came back in 2018.
Bakayoko has been looking for a way out and forward for a while, so hopefully this is now indeed happening.
Bakayoko ha accettato la corte dell’Adana Demirspor di Montella .— Daniele Longo (@86_longo) January 24, 2023
Domani il #Milan firmerà la rescissione del prestito con il Chelsea, poi il giocatore volerà in Turchia per le visite mediche. Contratto di 3 anni a 3 milioni netti a stagione più bonus alla firma ✍ pic.twitter.com/Z6cEXLvFZ8