AC Milan seem to have won the race for SM Caen’s 17-year-old striker M’Baye Niang.
Everton were also interested in the young forward but AC Milan’s official club website last night read:
“Adriano Galliani flew into Milan last night and immediately went to a restaurant with new signing M’Baye Niang,”
“Today he will have to pass his medical.”
Niang is the second youngest player to score in the top French tier ever in history and has become a regular in the Caen side.
Niang has played for France at Under-16, Under-17 and even Under-21 level, grabbing three goals at the Under-16s. The Senegalese-born striker once expressed his desire to pledge his national allegiance to Senegal but has since decided that it is France where he wants to play internationally throughout his career.
At 16-years-old, Niang was called-up to play for Senegal in a friendly match against Morocco but rejected the invitation and therefore showing his true desire for France.
Amazingly, Niang was a regular in the reserve squad at Caen at the tender age of 15. He joined the club when he was 13 from Poissy.