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Tottenham Have Been Warned Against Signing 25-Year-Old

hitc: Tottenham Hotspur have been warned off a deal for Rennes forward Mbaye Niang with former France international Jerome Rothen questioning the mentality of an ‘unstable guy’, speaking to RMC Sport.

If the mention of this speedy 25-year-old is triggering bouts of déjà vu in north London, there is a reason why.

You can trace Spurs’ interest in Niang all the way back to 2011, when he was a budding teenager courting interest from what felt like every club in Europe.

And, almost a decade on, he is back on Tottenham’s radar, with L’Equipe reporting that initial contact has been made.

Though there is a reason why Niang has been off the shortlist for the best part of ten years. As Rothen points out, his 15-goal season at Rennes is very much an outlier in the career of a forward who has flattered to deceive more often than not.

Up until he joined Rennes in 2018, Niang had not hit double figures in a single campaign – wasting opportunity after opportunity at AC Milan before failing to build on an eye-catching start to life on loan with Watford.

“When you look at his career in numbers, you can say for two years, he has finally stabilized in a club (Rennes). He had a long contract in Milan, where he was loaned out every year,” says the outspoken Rothen of Niang, who has also been linked with Marseille.

“He’s an unstable guy. He did two years in Rennes, that’s good. Imagine he gets his way and signs for Marseille. It’s going to be a good six months at Marseille, because it’s a big club, playing in the Champions League…

“He had experience in Milan, which is a big club. (But) he didn’t succeed. He knows that in these (big) clubs, it’s not just about being professional, it’s about being serious. He is unable to do that.

“Once he gains confidence and scores goals, he falls back into lax training. Because that is his mentality, and he will fall into oblivion. He will do a year or two in Marseille and then we will say that they must get rid of him.”

Not exactly a glowing recommendation, then, of a man who might not exactly take to life sitting on the bench behind Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur.

And given that Jose Mourinho is not exactly a man willing to carry passengers, this feels like a risk that Spurs would be better off avoiding.

Source: Published by hitc

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Matthew chinedu
Matthew chinedu
2 months ago

the coach therefore should abide by the rule

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
2 months ago

Sadly true! Niang is a great player or used to be but now it’s like he’s not serious

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
2 months ago

If he fits into Tottenham’s plans, they should sign him, He’s a good player

Johnson Hernandez
Johnson Hernandez
2 months ago

Jiang I good player but he needs to be more serious to take his game to the top

Johnson Hernandez
Johnson Hernandez
2 months ago

Niang is a good player but he needs to be more serious to take his game to the top

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
2 months ago

He’s a bang average player… Tottenham is slightly 2 gud fr him

Segun John
Segun John
2 months ago

He should work hard

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
2 months ago

That’s really true,I hope Tottenham don’t fall victim, they should go after quality players.

Nathaniel omidiya
Nathaniel omidiya
2 months ago

This player is better off in a club like Rennes because he is very complacent.

Olayinka Njoku
Olayinka Njoku
2 months ago

That’s a good advice for Tottenham…it will be good not to sign him, that is not the type of player they need.

Mohammed Nma madiwu
Mohammed Nma madiwu
2 months ago

OK this need intervention

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
2 months ago

I don’t know much about naing but he should just stay with renne

Abdulkadri Ayodeji
Abdulkadri Ayodeji
2 months ago

He probably won’t cut it in the EPL due to his inconsistency

NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
2 months ago

He is a good player but for warning tottennham not to sign him it is their choice to do so

adubi oluwafemi samuel
adubi oluwafemi samuel
2 months ago

They should pls allow him he is a good player

Ogwu E. Moses
Ogwu E. Moses
2 months ago

Evaluated based on his career so far

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
2 months ago

They should sign him if they want on merit and credibility not based on what anyone says

OLADELE SODIQ
OLADELE SODIQ
2 months ago

The guy is unstable player I don’t think Tottenham need it

Ajagu Joseph Samson
Ajagu Joseph Samson
2 months ago

Thanks for the information

ojelabi babatunde
ojelabi babatunde
2 months ago

mourinho will know how to manage the player………..

Nnorom Nzenwa
Nnorom Nzenwa
2 months ago

Every coach knows what he/she wants in a player before bidding for his services

Ngozi Tessy
Ngozi Tessy
2 months ago

The club should adhere and look out for signing younger players

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
2 months ago

I think the player has a poor mentality which he needs to fix

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
2 months ago

Spur needs to build their team now and bounce back I flying colors so they don’t need to be Rush and pick unusual players this summer

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
2 months ago

If Tottenham want to sign Mbaye Niang,let them go ahead.
Mourinho knows what he wants from the player,he is the coach and knows what qualities he desires in a player.
Mbaye Niang was very impressive for Rennes in the previous season and can continue to impress for Spurs.

Atte
Atte
2 months ago

If Mourinho is interested in Niang, he must have seen something in him, so he should not be discouraged about the player.

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
2 months ago

Thw player should try to work hard

Olawoore Tesleem
Olawoore Tesleem
2 months ago

If he’s managed by a good and serious coach he’d surely come out good.

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
2 months ago

Hmm,obidence is better than sacrifices

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
2 months ago

He is an on and off player. Jerome Rothen said it all

Soneye Opeoluwa
Soneye Opeoluwa
2 months ago

What he just need to do is to work hard

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
2 months ago

Tottenham should better take heed!

Oladipupo olawale timilehin
Oladipupo olawale timilehin
2 months ago

If he can fits into Tottenham squad, I think they should sign him

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
2 months ago

They should follow up

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
2 months ago

lets see if Tottenham will sign him

adubi oluwafemi samuel
adubi oluwafemi samuel
2 months ago

True talk

Onyemechi Francis uche
Onyemechi Francis uche
2 months ago

He should work harder

Adewuyi Abdulgafar
Adewuyi Abdulgafar
2 months ago

This need careful hand taking and decision by the coach

Okwu Godswill okechukwu
Okwu Godswill okechukwu
2 months ago

Please they should take it easy

Simon nomseshi
Simon nomseshi
2 months ago

They should sign him

Simon Richard
Simon Richard
1 month ago

He wont shine in england

Ibezim Dennis
Ibezim Dennis
28 days ago

He is right if niang fail to be consistent at spurs mourinho will kill off his career