Time for Coulibaly to step up?

by Matthew Harris on August 6, 2012

Last week we discussed the possibility of Spurs taking a closer look at Senegal’s 19 year old striker Moussa Konate who had been making such a mark at London 2012. On Saturday, Konate increased his stock even further by scoring in the quarter final against Mexico and it seems inevitable now that there will be more talk of a move to one of the bigger clubs in Europe.

However, anyone who had forgotten that we already had a teenage African striking sensation in our ranks would have been conveniently reminded as 17 year old Souleymane Coulibaly stuck twice as a Spurs XI defeated Northampton Town.

The Ivorian scored twice in six minutes – the first of which was a well-taken striker’s effort while the second was a belter from the edge of the box. His double strike secured a 3-1 win in what was an impressive victory overall.

Coulibaly joined Spurs from Siena just over a year ago and has progressed well on the fringes. If AVB knew little about him then he does now but could the 17 year old cope as the fourth striker? Alternatively, maybe a loan spell is a sound option or perhaps he is happy where he is in Spurs XI games for now.

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