Back in the summer window, we saw Brentford failing in their quest to sign Johan Bakayoko from PSV.
Despite reports claiming the Bees had prepared a €40m package to get him signed, the player made it public that he turned down the offer as he wanted to stay in Eindhoven.
Dutch outlet Soccer News today features some quotes from pundit Rik Elfrink, who on Sporza, had a word about Bakayoko and his rejection of a move to Brentford.
He firmly believes that the winger did the right thing to turn down the Premier League move, as he’s off to a great start to the season in the Eredivisie.
“With Lukaku, he has a good tutor in Belgium. He is a boy for the future of Belgian football. Once he comes through, he is almost unstoppable. I think he will only get better over the course of the season”
Bakayoko has already made 21 appearances for PSV this season, and has three goals and 11 assists for the club so far.
They’re currently on top of the Eredivisie table, and are on course to currently qualify for the Champions League’s knock-out stage.
It’s recently been reported that Brentford could soon have another chance to sign the winger, as he may not sign a new contract with the Dutch side, but a ‘huge offer’ shall be needed to win that battle next summer.