Wednesday’s edition of Sign Them Up! Has a more attacking and French feel to it. Again I’ve focused on players under 30 years of age and below 500,000 Euro value.
Barbato continues on my theme of young players who will be hungry to prove themselves and have resale value. Only 20 years of age, he has experience in Ligue 1 with Bastia. A centre forward who can play on either wing will add versatility to any attack.
The Congolese international has plied his craft in Ligue 1 & 2 for most of his career. Small of stature at 164cm and 62kg, he can play as striker but is more at home as a secondary striker. At 29, he has a couple of good seasons left in him and coming from Ligue 1 should be able to adapt to the HAL level.
This former French & Senegalese youth international striker stands at around 197cm making him an obvious threat in the air. He has played mostly in Ligue 1 with Le Mans but also was a teammate of Australia’s Dario Vidosic at FC Sion. Still only 25 years old he could be a good target man for an Aleague team.
A winger who can play on either side and has a lot of Ligue 1 football with Montpellier. He has represented France in most levels of youth football before turning out for Morocco at senior level. He has 8 goals and 10 assists in his 78 Ligue 1 appearances and is still only 26 years old.
Also known simply as Prince, his name alone would be awesome on the back of shirt. A diminutive defensive midfielder who has played most of his senior football in Poland’s top flight with Widzew Łódź before the Nigerian moved to the Greek Superleague. He struggled to cement his place there making just substitute appearances and one start in the cup. At 24, he’ll be hungry to get back to playing regularly and prove himself.