Date: 7th May Age: 19 Position: Right wing Source: De Telegraaf Rumoured fee: Free (end of contract) Transfermarket.co.uk value: £1.76m
Comments on Bakkali:
Guy's a major cunt.
He's also young and badly "surrounded" (I've read the major problem is probably his extended family).
Amazing talent, just awful attitude.
He's considered a cunt by some PSV fans because he stalled on several contract deals and seemingly wasn't prepared to fight for a first team place after PSV dropped in a new dude for his position just as he was returning from injury (though he'd only played well for a few matches). Personally, I've never seen Bakkali leak anything to the press while PSV has done so on several occasions, and also played a bit of a dirty trick imo by dangling a contract in his face and then withdrawing the offer the day before the transfer deadline last summer (even if he's not going to sign, not leaving the offer on the table for 1 more day makes it look like a fake offer to outsiders). The youngster may well be a petulant teen surrounded by poor advisors but PSV didn't rise above that level imo. I get the feeling that he got caught in (PSV's manager) Cocu's insecurity last season but Wilmots hasn't recalled him for the national team either and he is all about "group atmosphere".