Friday, November 16, 2007

Gunners Trial Congo Striker Mputu

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is set to offer Congo striker Tresor Mputu a 10 day trial with the North London giants.

The 21 year-old forward currently plays for TP Mazembe in the Congo, but with interest from teams across Europe, it seems like he will be leaving Africa soon.

Salomon Idi Kalonda, director of Mputu's current club, has gone public on the trial.

"We've received an invitation from Arsenal for Mputu," he told News of the World.

"Talks began a long time ago but we didn't want to say anything before an agreement was reached.

"We ruled out a number of clubs before choosing Arsenal."

The fact that Mputu chose to trial at Arsenal comes as a great success for the club, especially considering the promise that the youngster shows.

Former Cameroon coach Claude le Roy, a man famous for his 'discovery' of Samuel Eto'o, has stated that Tresor Mputu is better than the Cameroonian Barcelona legend.

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d price of £500,000 could become the crown jewel in Arsene Wenger's already impressive crown if Mputu were to become as great as Eto'o.