Sheffield United will reportedly take Monaco striker, Gobe Gouano on trial.
According to a report from French news outlet, RMC Sport, the teenager will join up with the squad at Bramall Lane to see if he can impress manager, Chris Wilder.
Gouano has yet to feature for Monaco in the league but is highly-regarded in his homeland. Indeed, he scored three times in the UEFA Youth League last season to catch the eye.
Furthermore, he’s also appeared in the Champions League for the French giants. Gouano is predominantly a central striker. However, known for his pace, he can also play as one of the wide forwards if need be.
Despite not playing for Monaco, it is thought officials in France do rate the 19-year-old. But it appears they are willing to let Gouano chance his arm in the Premier League.
The Blades already have one Frenchman on the books in Lys Mousset. If Gouano does impress, there will no doubt be an expectation on Mousset to help the teenager settle in Sheffield.
Spreading our wings
It’s been spoken about in a number of press conferences and if this report is to be believed, then the Blades really are casting the net wider than normal.
Not much is known about Gouano in all honesty. To pretend otherwise would be detrimental to the player and would involve making a number of assumptions.
However, what is known is that he is a quick, young striker with a keen eye for goal. Furthermore, Monaco have had some fine players over the years so there must be something about the youngster.
A trial is a sensible move by United if that is what’s happening. Chris Wilder needs to be careful with the club’s money and rather than go all-in on a relative unknown, he will take a good look at the striker instead.