The 17 year old French Ligue 2 player has impressed the top clubs of the Premier League including Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham with his quick footwork and tidy finishing according to the Daily Mail.
This has ultimately led to the French striker, M’Baye Niang, being invited for a trial at Arsenal’s training facility and since has urged Tottenham to do the same, as with City expected to do the same. For me, there are three clear reasons as to why Niang should sign for the Gunners.
A good relationship with the manager is always influential on the game of football played, and for a 17 year old who will be moving away from his home, he will face a new country with a media who are unforgivable. As Wenger himself is French, this will help the teenage starlet to settle into England and the Premier League, as well as working with a manager who is seen as a key figure in football management, not only in the Premier League but in the rest of Europe too.
Arsenal have a strict policy for transfers which mainly consist of cost-effective and preferably young signings. This has been shown by the huge success of Arsenal’s teenage talent including Ramsey, Wilshere, Oxlade Chamberlain and Theo Walcott who have all impressed in the Premier League when considering their age. Most notably, the career of Chamberlain has rocketed this past season, his first with Arsenal, which has seen him play in the Champions League against former winners AC Milan as well as many League appearances too.
This past experience should be evidence enough for the potential new signing of Niang to join Arsenal, where he can be promised that with hard work and passion, the Arsenal youth team are able to sufficiently train and develop a player to compete in the most prestigious cup in Europe.
There is no question that with Chamberlain joining Arsenal for £15 million, who at the time was unproven in the Premier League, as well as Ramsey joining Arsenal for £5 million at the age of 15; the Gunners are more likely to be giving Niang first team football in contrast to Manchester City or North London rivals Tottenham due to their “buy young” ethos, allowing long-term development for the player in a stable and routined club.
With Wenger playing Chamberlain in the Champions League versus Olympiakos, and has since made him the youngest English player to score in the Champions League, this will impress the in-demand Niang who will see that Wenger’s bold moves will see him get a lot of first team football, something the other clubs will not be able to offer as much.
Niang is said to be close to sealing his £5 million move from Caen to the Premier League, but which club should he join? Leave your comments below.
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