Amadou Bakayoko (born 1 January 1996) is a professional footballer , from Siera Leonne, who is a Forward for Walsall in the FL League 1.
After beginning his youth career in Dutch football, where Bakayoko had moved from Sierra Leone as a youngster, he moved to England in his mid-teens and soon won a scholarship at Walsall. After prolific goal-scoring at youth and reserve team level, Bakayoko was offered a one-year professional contract at Walsall in December 2013. He made his debut for the “Saddlers” on 5 April, replacing Michael Ngoo (who was on loan from Liverpool) 68 minutes into a 1–0 defeat at Vale Park the home of Port Vale.
On 9 October 2014, Bakayoko joined National League side Southport on a month’s loan. He made a scoring debut as a substitute in Southport’s 2–0 victory over Braintree Town. Bakayoko scored his second goal for Southport in a 3–2 victory over Nuneaton Town, on 22 November 2014.
Bakayoko joined Worcester Cty, on a one–month loan deal on 15 January 2016 and scored three league goals in the National League North, for the club.
He scored his first goals for Walsall when he scored a hat-trick in an EFL Trophy tie against Grimsby Town on 30 August 2016. He scored his first league goal in a 3–2 win over Shrewsbury Town on 15 October 2016, although he was later sent off in the same match.
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