Ligue 1: Rennes midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko set to join Monaco
Last Updated: 25/07/14 1:48pm
Rennes midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is set to complete a move to Ligue 1 rivals Monaco.
The 19-year-old has made a big impact in his debut season at the Stade de la Route de Lorient, making 29 appearances to catch the eye of the Ligue 1 runners-up.
And Rennes have confirmed that the young Parisian's move to the principality is imminent.
"Monaco is gaining momentum in France and worldwide," Bakayoko told Rennes' official website.
"This is a good thing. This is a new challenge.
"It is true that I leave after a steep rise after only one professional season at Stade Rennais. I was right here but it happened naturally.
"It saddens me still to leave the club because I spent six wonderful years here. I was trained in Rennes.
"I hope Stade Rennais have a great season. I wish the players and supporters the best."
Bakayoko is expected to complete his medical and sign for Monaco over the weekend.