By Scott Taylor
Liverpool are among several clubs interested in Juventus starlet Kingsley Coman. Coman, 19, has found game time hard to come by this season and wants to play regular football, even if that means away from Turin. It is understood that Liverpool, Arsenal and Bayern Munich are a few clubs interested in bringing Coman to their clubs.
Bayern Munich’s interest is the most serious however, with the club likely to put a bid in for him. If Juventus do accept the bid, he will follow team-mate Artuto Vidal to the Bundesliga, after the Chilean signed for Pep Guardiola’s side last week. The Bayern Munich manager has seen Coman in action last season, when the winger came on as a substitute in the 2015 Champions League final, which Bayern won 3-1.
The winger joined the Serie ‘A’ champions from French giants PSG in the summer of 2013, after being the club’s youngest ever player when at 16 years, 8 months and 4 days old, he came on as a substitute in a 3-2 defeat against Sochaux in February 2013.
Although he was part of PSG’s title winning side, Coman was not offered a new deal, so Juventus snapped up the starlet on a free transfer, signing a five-year deal in July 2014. Just a month later, he made his debut for the Champions, and made 18 appearances over the season, scoring once.
He featured in Serie ‘A’, the Coppa Italia, where he scored his only goal so far, and the UEFA Champions League last season as the winger looks to gain experience in all competitions. Coman is often compared to Paul Pogba, so if that is true, then Juventus should be doing all they can to keep him. Overall in his career, Coman has played 30 times, scored two goals and assisted two.
Despite a disappointing goal return, Coman is only 19 years of age, so will improve. His record internationally against over player his age group is very good though. The winger has featured in every age group from U16 to U21, where he currently plays. He has played 6 times for the U21s, scoring twice. In his international career, he has played 36 games, scoring eight goals.