Asked by Radio Kiss Kiss about 26-year old French defensive midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko's future, Pasquale Sensibile, member of Napoli player's advising circle, stated: "He's showing he knows how to be a leader. The bare fact a strong-minded trainer such as Gattuso wanted him alongside says plenty about it. We're very happy Tiemoué scored against Udinese, it piles up confidence for an already prominent personality. Joining Napoli on a permanent move? We are open to that kind of scenario".
Former AS Monaco and AC Milan pitcher is still on a parent-club deal with Chelsea until June 2022, and no buy-back option is set upon his ongoing agreement with Partenopei.