Chelsea lead Premier League sides chasing 14-year-old striker and N’Golo Kante protege Elye Wahi
Liverpool, Tottenham, Southampton, Man City and Man United are all aware of the starlet according to reports in France
CHELSEA lead the charge for the 14-year-old goal-scoring version of N’Golo Kante, according to reports in France.
Elye Wahi is already playing in attack for Caen under-17 side and scored a brace in the 5-2 defeat to financial monsters Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday.
As he walked off the Paris training ground, the star attraction despite the loss, he told a reporter from Le Parisien: “It was tough today, I had an injured calf. I can still do better.
“Scoring is an obsession with me!”
Goals are certainly an addiction for the teenager, he managed to net 89 of them last season, making him appear very different from the Chelsea defensive-midfielder he is being compared to.
But Wahi and the former Leicester hero are both from the small Paris suburb of Courcouronnes.
And both started their football careers at the local amateur club JS Suresnes and like Kante he spent every spare second at their Maurice-Hubert stadium honing his skills.
Tragically both players lost their fathers early on in their lives – Kante’s dad died when the modest superstar was 11 and Wahi also lost his dad as a youngster.
Piotr Wojtyna the current U17 coach JS Suresnes – when asked if the two could be compared as players, when their stories are so similar – told Le Parisien: “Elye is a phenomenon in relation to his age.
“He is able to make a difference at any time with the ball.
“N’Golo Kante was an enormous man with great intelligence.
“Elye is a rough diamond that must progress on the mental side.
“This kid has a gift, I only hope he will not spoil it because the way is long.”
Caen snapped the wonderkid up in May 2016 after he hit almost 90 goals for the U14 and U15 sides.
He then improved even more after his step-father hired him a personal trainer and a sports psychologist for last summer.
The result at the start of this season was nine goals and the top-scorer award at in the Vinci Cup – an international U15 tournament - and then four goals and five assists in his first match of under-15 league.
The French paper claims Liverpool, Tottenham, Southampton, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Juventus all want the starlet but he cannot move abroad until he is 16 years old.
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