Arsene Wenger has returned to his home country again in the search for promising young footballers. The 17-year old hotshot Caen striker M’Baye Niang is coming to the Emirates for a trial. His coach at the French club is urging Niang not to go as it is too soon in his fledgling career, but the youngster is eyeing a dream move.
“He has talent, yes. Does he have the potential to make a career? Yes, but is he doing the right thing for this at the moment? No.”
After four years in the youth team at Caen, Niang signed a professional contract last year. He has also enjoyed a great international career so far, After starring at under 16 and under 17 levels he was called up to under 21 level and scored on his debut. He has chosen his adopted country of France over Senegal, where his parents are from.
Despite the warnings from Caen, Niang will know that Arsenal and Wenger have got great reputations for developing young players. If he does have the “huge potential” that he is supposed to have, we may have found a diamond and a star of the future.
Caen’s coach has said: “We’ve never seen a player like him at the club before.””
Arsenal have stolen a march on Tottenham, Manchester City and Juventus who were all thought to be tracking the youngster.