There isn’t much news afloat regarding our big signings but Arsenal are still pushing Arsene Wenger’s youth policy by trialling the highly rated French under-18 international, M’Baye Niang.
Many of you probably haven’t heard of him but he’s rated as one of the hottest talents in Europe. He made his first start for the Ligue 1 side, Caen at the tender age of 15. He even managed to score 3 goals in 7 games to boost Caen’s fight against relegation that season.
He now is at a more balanced and advanced age of 17 and will most likely be looking to progress his career.
He has the typical features of a target man. He peaks in over 6 feet and has immense body strength for a player so young. He also features a lot of pace which makes him extremely dangerous. However, he is more able than your average target man. He can play to the feet and hence is more unpredictable. It really does work for him and creates advantageous situations for him whilst attacking. He is the complete striker and can also feature anywhere across the front-line making him a very versatile player – something key for a modern player’s development.
His trial should start very soon at Arsenal and there are talks that he could cost us £5 million. However, that is a bargain. He is quality and will definitely be fast tracked into the first team squad with the likes of Serge Gnarby (another highly rated Arsenal player) next season.
Hopefully we can sign this talented youngster. However, let’s all hope this is just the beginning of a fruitful summer.