Age: 24 *
At Club Since: Summer 2018
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 51(11) *
Amadou Bakayoko is one of those players with a habit of scoring goals or producing big performances just when you’re ready to write him off. Tall, strong and quick, Bakayoko has the raw physical attributes and the work-rate to be a real handful for defenders, whether it’s a lack of belief, awareness or technical ability, he has struggled to convert the odd good performance into a consistent run of form.
Having seemingly blown a shot to nail down a starting place in the side when others were injured around November, Bakayoko looked well behind Matt Godden and Maxime Biamou in the striking pecking order for the remaining months of his contract. However, some stronger displays when handed opportunities recently have suggested that Bakayoko can fulfil a useful role in the side for the remainder of the campaign and earn himself a longer stay at the club.
*As of 12/02/2020