Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester and Newcastle United are reportedly considering a move for Lille’s teenage sensation who is also on the wishlist of AC Milan and SSL Napoli.
Baleba who made his Lille debut in a 4-1 win against Auxerre in August 2022 is already a subject of serious transfer talks.
kick442.com has learned from 90.com that a number of clubs have sent scouts to watch the player in recent weeks.
We understand Baleba who joined Lille in January 2022 on a four-and-half-year-deal is focused on having a good season in Northern France as he continues to make the most of his chances under Paulo Fonseca.
The 19-year-old midfielder is having a breakout season in the French and is attracting interest from Europe’s top clubs. He has played in 14 of Lille’s 24 league games this season, starting nine in the process.
Baleba is rapidly becoming one of the most attractive players in France. To be playing this much senior football, at that level, at his age less than a year after moving to Europe.
The EFBC product could go on to spectacular things if he continues his meteoric rise.
A move to a top Premier League club could be a risk, but ordinateur (rotating fan) as he is fondly called by his peers has never been afraid of challenges.
kick442.com understands a number of meetings have been held between interested clubs people related to the player but there hasn’t been any offer to Lille.
The figures expected by Lille should a buyer comes are not clear as it stands, though the fee rumoured would be astronomical for a boy of his age.
Before departing Cameroon, Baleba won the Littoral Regional championship with EFBC at the end of the 2020/21 season and was voted best player after an 11 goals and 16 assists season.
He was named in Cameroon’s provisional 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier squad to face Namibia on two occasions this month but not retained in the final squad released this Friday.
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