Earlier on Thursday, we covered a story in a French newspaper claiming Paris Saint-Germain hadn’t forgotten about Tiemoué Bakayoko.
Le Parisien were the ones reporting it, explaining that Leonardo was still in touch with the Chelsea midfielder’s entourage, as the player dreamt of moving to the Ligue 1 club.
However, there are no guarantees the French club will come knocking this summer, and it appears a few teams in the Premier League could offer him a landing spot, including Watford F.C. and Newcastle United.
The English pair add themselves alongside West Ham, who have previously been linked, as the Hornets and the Magpies have made ‘first approaches’ for the former Monaco star, as well as ‘well positioning themselves’, according to Le10 Sport.
Perhaps understandably, Bakayoko’s preference would be for a move to Paris, but he will need backup options if that avenue doesn’t open itself to him.
That’s where Watford and Newcastle come in, and while they aren’t as prestigious as the Champions League side, they certainly would be able to offer him first-team football.
At the end of the day, it will be up to Bakayoko, but having been on two consecutive loans to Milan and Monaco, with one far more successful than the other, we’ll have to see if a stay in England is something he’ll be looking for.