Thursday, 12th July, 2012
Ligue 2 team Caen have come out to deny reports linking young French forward M’Baye Niang with various clubs and quelled the notion that the recently relegated team have received any bids for the striker.
The 17-year-old has been garnering the interest of some of the top European sides. The list of interested clubs includes Arsenal who have brought the player to London on trial for a week to judge his credentials and potential.
Caen took the unusual step of releasing a statement through their official website denying reports that the exciting striker is close to completing a transfer though and said that the club has not even received an offer from any team.
“At this point, we can confirm that SM Caen has not received any offer from any club be it French or foreign for M’Baye Niang”, said the statement.
The Ligue 2 outfit also confirmed that the young Frenchman was sent to the Gunners on trial with the consent of the chairman and coaching staff.
“M’Baye Niang has left for a trial at Arsenal with the agreement of President Jean-Francois Fortin and technical staff headed by Patrice Garande.”
The statement clears the air and confirms that no team has launched a bid for the forward who netted two times in 23 appearances in Ligue 1 last season.
However, it remains to be seen whether the club will be ready to sell if any side interested in the striker puts a substantial offer on the table.
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