NutmegMeIfYouCan met with Grejohn Kyei the 20 years-old Drogba from Reims. Read and watch this carefully the kid is very likely to join the English Premier League at some point in the next few years!
“Man. United is the team I support” said the kid. Not the worst timing to say so on a time where the Red Devils struggle to put a single striker on paper. OK the kid has still a long way to go ahead of him before applying for a role this but with 3 goals on 14 Ligue 1 games and a goal with France U21 on his first appearance he might be on the right sprinboard at Stade de Reims (14th).
Under contrat until 2019 and valued at only €600.000 by transfermarkt (the price might and will go up subsequently) he has broken into Reims squad last season scoring at Parc des Princes against Paris (2-3). Please click on ‘Visionner sur YouTube’:
He then has impressed since pre-season friendly against Sevilla (1-2) when he came in and curled the ball into the bottom corner of the goal. After that performance his manager Olivier Guégan gave him his confidence to lead the Champagne-Ardenne forward line above the likes of David N’Gog (ex-Bolton) or Gaëtan Charbonnier (ex-Paris and Angers).
What will follow is for the Paris suburb youngster to tell: “First game this season away to Bordeaux we are 1-1 and within 5 minutes to go I managed to make an assist to my close friend Jordy Siebatcheu along who we reached Gambardella Cup (U19 French Cup) final in 2014. We could not dream better! I am 20, he is 19 and we gave the clubs the first win of the season away to Bordeaux in their new stadium!” Please click on ‘Visionner sur YouTube’:
Then comes France U21 first call-up last September against Iceland (defeat 3-2): “I am very proud of being part of this very skillful team alongside players like Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munchen), Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao), Enzo Crivelli (Bordeaux) and many others. I had the luck to score on my first selection (last goal of the game below) and hope we are going to qualify for the U21 Euro because it has been 10 years France has not played there!”
Unfortunately his progression has been put on hold until about next February due to an injury picked up (ankle ligaments) at the training ground 3 weeks ago after an undeliberate bad challenge from one of his teammate. But the guy is patient and knows he still has steps to follow before making his Premier League dream come true.
To score over 10 goals each single season in Ligue 1 is the target that can help him to impress scouts. After all Anthony Martial never ever managed it (9 goals a season max)!