Chelsea Football Club is set to complete the audacious signing of Senegal’s U17 World Cup star, Pape Daouda Diong, during this transfer window. The Blues have had their sights set on the Senegalese talent and have adeptly secured the deal, planning to loan him out soon after to offer him consistent game time. This article delves into Diong’s background and football characteristics.
Born and raised in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, Diong has always harboured dreams of a memorable future in football. He honed his skills at the Acadèmie Foot Darou Salam, attracting attention with his unique characteristics and style of play. He ventured to London in December for a medical examination and was reportedly spellbound by England.
Diong, who stands at an imposing 190 centimetres, is a central or defensive midfielder. His athletic build and long limbs draw comparisons to the legendary Patrick Vieira. The Senegalese midfielder is lauded for his athletic prowess, spatial awareness, and his aptitude for ball interception.
Regarding the finer details of the transfer, reports indicate that Chelsea secured Diong’s move for a hefty £5 million. The club is finalising a loan deal to Strasbourg, ensuring the Senegalese starlet will spend the next six months in Ligue 1. Plans are already underway to bring the young talent back to London after the loan spell.