White Hart Lane boss lands talented teenager.
Teenage star Souleymane Coulibaly has agreed to join Tottenham, the Premier League club have announced.
The 16-year-old striker scored nine goals in four games for the Ivory Coast during the recent Under-17 World Cup.
This included a hat-trick against Brazil and four against Denmark and his efforts earned him the Golden Boot.
Souleymane had previously been part of the youth team of Italian side AC Siena, while it has been reported that Harry Redknapp’s Spurs were set to pay around £1.5million.
A statement on Tottenham’s official website read: “We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Souleymane Coulibaly to join the club.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Souleymane Coulibaly is considered one of the hottest prospects in football and the fact that Tottenham have beaten an array of Europe’s elite to snap up the young Ivory Coast born youngster is quite a coup and Harry Redknapp will be delighted to have won the race for the 16 year old.
The Siena youngster rose to prominence this summer at the Under 17 World Cup in Mexico where the pint sized striker scored an incredible nine goals in four games, including hat-trick against Denmark and Brazil.
Thought Coulibaly is compared to fellow countryman Didier Drogba, such comparisons refer more to his potential than his playing style, after all at just 5ft 7in tall the youngster is less of a physical threat than the Chelsea star and is more renowned for his pace and trickery than his strength.
Redknapp will still be looking for further attacking additions as Coulibaly will take time to bed in and is clearly too young and raw for Premier League action. The Tottenham quartet of Peter Crouch, Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko all failed to make an impact last season and have all been linked with possible White Hart Lane exits.