Paris Saint-Germain youth defender El Chadaille Bitshiabu is already gaining attention because he is 1.90m (6’2″) tall… despite being just 12-years-old!
The young Parisien’s height makes him stand out just like you’d expect at youth level, but adding to the uniqueness is his skill as a footballer, which has already alerted some of Europe’s top dogs.
According to French newspaper Le Parisien, Manchester City, Arsenal and Barcelona are ‘very attentive’ to Bitshiabu’s progress and with the youngster out of contract in the summer, having only signed a one-year deal last year, there is a chance for the trio to lure him to their own academies.
PSG want Bitshiabu to sign non-solicitation agreement for the next few years, which would prevent the likes of City approaching him.
His father, Willy Bitshiabu, isn’t sure if the player’s future lies at Parc des Princes, the Etihad Stadium, Emirates Stadium or Camp Nou, saying: “I do not know what my son will do next season.”
The eldest of three sons of Congolese descent, El Chadaille Bitshiabu first kicked a ball at the age of six, and is a recent arrival at PSG. It could be a short stay if Manchester City, Arsenal or Barcelona follow up on their scouting.
Were the 12-year-old to move to the City Football Academy, he would be the second PSG youngster to make the move, with highly-rated midfielder Claudio Gomes on his way to City in the summer.
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