Le Harve have produced their fair share of quality players down the years and it seems that Manchester City have bought their latest up-and-coming star.
At 16 years old and 5ft 10/11 a host of clubs across Europe have been following the player for some time but it seems it was City who has won the race to sign the young Frenchman. Having already signing a pre-agreement with the club earlier in the year it has now become a confirmed transfer.
labelled as the “new Desailly” as well as be likened to Patrick Vieira it is clear why there has been interest from Inter Milan, Juventus, Arsenal and Chelsea from the age 15 as he has gone on to play 18 games for French U-16 scoring 5 goals. Le Harve are not new to losing their best young talent but that doesn’t mean that they sit back and let clubs take advantage of them.
When Manchester United signed Paul Pogba they reported them to Fifa, although in the end they reached an agreement with United and dropped the case. Other former players include Anthony Le Tallec, Lassana Diarra, Pascal Chimbonda, Jean-Alain Boumsong and Charles N’Zogbia, whose transfer was also contested by the club.
With this transfer and the signing of Rodwell, it seems that Mancini and Manchester City are now starting to nest and look to breed future stars of the game, albeit by buying them, but lets not forget, City have produced some footballers of their own; Micah Richards, Shaun Wright-Philips, Dickson Etuhu, Joey Barton, Nedum Onuoha
It will probably be a few years before we see Jules Olivier Ntcham in the Premiership but may well see him in the League Cup and depending on the Draw in the FA Cup, but if you are going to be following the next gen series I can only assume he will feature heavily there.