The French national team has produced some great defenders at times. From William Gallas to Kurt Zouma, we have witnessed some great defenders from France.
Recently, we have experienced, Rafael Varane, Mamadou Sakho, Koscielny, Samuel Umtiti and many more. But, there is an another name who could follow the footsteps of his seniors to break into the first team very soon. Mamadou Doucoure, the 17-year-old defender has been on the radar of the English giants Liverpool and it won’t be a shock if the player joins the Red army of Jurgen Klopp in coming years.
From Paris with Love-
The 17-year-old Doucoure, as his senior man Sakho, is raised in Paris by Senegalese Parents, but unlike Sakho, the young gun was born in Dakar (Senegal) before moving to Europe.
The Senegalese-born defender is yet to advance past the French U-18 team and he may opt to represent Senegal. He was part of the France team to win the European U17s Championship in 2015.
Mamadou is yet to make his senior debut for the club, but if he continues to perform great, he will surely break it into the squad. The young defender impressed the senior side after his performance in U-19 UEFA Youth League Cup and played a major role to bring his side into the finals of the competition.
The League 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain are eager to give him a professional contract as soon as possible, but the defender hasn’t signed a paper yet as he knows there are other parties who might come calling with a superior offer.
It is reported that the player has offers from England and Germany, but it’s up to the player that where he chooses to follow his career. Doucoure has been a regular fit for the France Under-17s and has played 15 times for the team.
As mentioned earlier, Doucoure is yet to make his professional debut for the senior side, but that seems rather unlikely as the Brazilian defenders Silva, Luiz and Marquinhos are blocking the path for the player. And to be perfectly honest, a move away from Paris will be a beneficial one for the rising star
Jurgen Klopp is having a great reputation for being too patient with the youths of the team and joining the Reds would give him his chance to feature in front of the crowd. There is no doubt that the French players are born strong, they never struggle in the Premier League in terms of physicality and that would be an advantage for Mamdou. Liverpool should actually go for the defender as the team and the player need each other for a better future.