The latest teen sensation to catch the eye of Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea is emerging from the youth academy of French club Rennes, 19 year old Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Bakayoko’s performances this season has seen his stock soaring and his debut goal for the club against Toulouse shows his ability in front of goal. Despite his primary position as a holding midfielder, the France U18 international can also play box-to-box. His 1.84 metre stature provides an excellent cover for Rennes’ defenders. His collection of strengths include ability to predict and intercept passes, tackling prowess, shielding the ball during play and dribbling. Bakayoko has appeared in all international arenas at youth level, from U16 to U18 for France.