Chelsea, Arsenal note: New Drogba is at Spurs

Souleymane Coulibaly could be key player this season

Chelsea and Arsenal need to watch this one carefully.

Tottenham Hotspur fans on the other hand, are known to be able to stand the pain, just not the hope.

After cruelly being denied a Champions League spot, though self-inflicting some of that pain due to an inexplicable end-of-season slump, Spurs are looking at hope again.

Not only is one of the brightest young managers in football – his Chelsea disaster notwithstanding – planning the club’s realistic title and league assault, Spurs possibly have the brightest young star in the Premier League.

While clubs like Manchester United have leaked young stars like a bucket full of holes  - Pogba, Morrison, et al – and others like Liverpool have not been able to button down theirs’, read Raheem Sterling, Spurs are ready to unleash this young star.

It is time to get excited about Souleymane Coulibaly.

Coulibaly bagged two goals for a club XI at the weekend against Northampton Town and Andre Villas-Boas will be pleased.

With Gylfi Sigurdsson sitting in the hole, and Luka Modric to stay, Spurs just might have more hope than pain this season.

All talk of a new Didier Drogba stops with Coulibaly.

He is 17 and is from the Ivory Coast.

Spurs signed him for £2 million last summer, fighting off Real Madrid.

At the FIFA under-17 World Cup Coulibaly scored nine goals in four matches - including four against Denmark and three against Brazil.

AVB is just the kind of manager to back him right from the start.

Watch this space.

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