Kingsley Coman, all of 23 years of age, has played in some of the biggest clubs of the world. While he started his career at PSG, the next stops were Juventus and Bayern Munich, all three of them undisputed champions in their respective countries. From what it looks, that saga is set to continue.
Sky Germany reports that Coman is the subject of interest of Manchester City, as well as both the Spanish giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Bayern are set to reap a huge benefit of the cumulative interest of these clubs, with the price of the player set at £52.6 million. However, the report also states that a large part of this deal would depend on Bayern Munich’s acquisition of Leroy Sané.
The prospect of Kingsley Coman
Joining Paris Saint-Germain at a very early age, Coman was gradually integrated into the first team in the 2013-14 season. Although he holds the record of being the youngest player ever to don a PSG shirt, soon he left the club for good after realising that his chances would be limited in Paris.
Juventus came calling and the next three years of his life were spent in Turin where he won the Serie A in 2014-15. After establishing his position in the squad, the French national team member then set his eyes on Germany with Bayern offering him a chance to join their ranks in 2015.
Playing under Pep Guardiola only made him a better player as the philosophy of the Spanish manager matched his style. Throughout his career at Bayern, Coman has been a consistent performer when called upon to do his job, although it can be argued that at a lesser side he would have had more chances to feature in the team regularly.
What would Coman add to Zidane’s side?
The French starlet is an extremely talented player, and with him at the wings, the opposition team would have to be on their toes. Coman is capable of making a sprint at any point of time and beat the wing-backs of the other side before delivering a cross to the striker. Although primarily a left-winger, the ex-Juventus man also does not lack versatility, with him being able to operate from the right side as well.
The downside of the deal for Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane indeed needs a new set of players next season to be the kind of superpower they intend to be. However, if there is one area where Los Blancos are covered well, it is the left-wing slot. While Eden Hazard has not performed up to the mark, it is too early to rule the Belgian out. Moreover, Vinícius Júnior and Marco Asensio are all natural left-wingers. Getting Coman into the team for such huge money and making him play out of his usual position just may not be the best of ideas for the Madrid team, particularly when they have other areas that need strengthening.