|Born||Aug 17, 1994|
|Age||28 years old|
Tiémoué Bakayoko arrived at the Stade Rennais FC Academy in 2008, and started to train with the senior professional squad, and played in the warm-up matches on the eve of the 2013/2014 season under Montanier. This principally defensive midfielder was strong in recovering possession, and was technically better than average. After arriving in the senior squad in July 2013, he quickly established himself within the rotation system of Philippe Montanier, and signed his first professional contract at the end of 2013, shortly after his first goal in professional football at Toulouse. He was then rated as second-best player at the U20 Toulon Tournament in June 2014. With his market value increasing as a product of their Academy setup, the club received and offer it couldn’t refuse for him from Monaco in July 2014. He thus joined the club from the Principality for 8 Million Euros, after just 28 appearances and one goal for Stade Rennais FC.