Who is Johan Bakayoko, attracting interest from Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United?

Johan Bakayoko is the latest name to become a target for big clubs in the next transfer window. Clubs are preparing to strengthen their teams this summer as they want to take steps towards their goals in the next few years. Most clubs will be offloading unwanted players while using the money to sign quality players that will add extra value and dimension to their teams.

Despite winning the UEFA Champions League last season, they ended up spending millions of pounds on new signings like Jeremy Doku and Matheus Nunes to help boost their squad and remain more competitive this season. It has worked out and they’re on their way to win another treble, which will help boost their finances to go for their next target, Johan Bakayoko, who’s on several clubs’ radar.

Who is Johan Bakayoko?

Johan Bakayoko is one of the most exciting youngsters in world football right now. It’s the time of the season again when clubs are identifying their next superstars, and Johan Bakayoko is the latest name to garner attention thanks to his exploits with Dutch team PSV this season. He was born in Belgium in April 2003 and began his youth career with several teams in the country.

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He played for several Belgian teams, including OH Leuven, Club Brugge, Mechelen, and Anderlecht, before joining Jong PSV, the youth team of PSV Eindhoven, in 2019. The 20-year-old was born to a Rwandan mother and a father from the Ivory Coast, making him eligible to represent three countries, including his birth country, Belgium.

He was promoted to the first team of Dutch club PSV Eindhoven in 2022. He played a total of 39 games in his debut season at the Dutch club, scoring nine goals and providing six assists. Five of those goals came in the Dutch Eredivisie, where he appeared 23 times. He helped PSV secure a second-place finish, only behind Feyenoord, who won the league with 82 points, seven more than PSV.

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Which Premier League clubs are interested in Bakayoko?

It’s now a trend that some of the world’s most exciting youngsters always want to play in the Premier League to boost their careers. Players like Jeremy Doku, Martin Odegaard, Gabby Martinelli, Cody Gakpo, Luis Diaz, and Julian Alvarez all chose to play in the Premier League, and things have worked out well for them. 20-year-old Johan Bakayoko could be the next youngster headed for Premier League stardom.

Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Manchester United are all reportedly after the PSV winger, with Liverpool and City setting for a showdown battle to land the 20-year-old. However, City recently signed another young Belgian, Jeremy Doku, who happens to play on the wing just like Bakayoko. Thankfully, Bakayoko is left-footed, which means he prefers playing on the right wing as an inverted winger who loves to cut in.

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He could also bring so much value to teams like Manchester United and Chelsea, but they both possess enough players on that side of the pitch. United have players like Antony, Amad, and Garnacho, who could be joined by Mason Greenwood, who is reportedly preparing for a return to the club after his teammates voted for him to come back.


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