Scout Report: Idrissa Sylla

Idrissa Sylla may not be the name that comes to mind when I mention great goal-scoring African strikers. But since his debut against Cameroon in 2012, Sylla has been banging in the goals for his national side. His exploits in front of goal have caught the eye of several English sides, continue reading to find out more.Idrissa Sylla Anderlecht 2

What does he bring

  • Rapid Pace
  • Composed finisher
  • Technically excellent on the ball
  • Willing to run the channels

The Story so far

The 25-year-old frontman has spent the majority of his recent years applying his trade in the Belgian Pro League, but first made his came in the French Divisions. Sylla’s efforts came to fruition from an early age. He was top scorer in his debut season in senior football with Le Mans.

As Ligue 2 defenders became more aware of Sylla’s blistering pace, the goals dried up, he ended a disappointing second season with just five goals to his name. Still Sylla was able to earn a move Zulte-Waragem, possibly a sideways step in his career.

The change of environment proved to be a masterstroke for a youngster who could’ve easier fell under the radar. The net rippled 18 times for the Guinea international at the Regenboogstadion, paving the way for a move to former champions Anderlecht.

Following two seasons of establishing himself in Rene Weiler’s starting eleven, he is poised to further his career by shipping to across the channel.Idrissa Sylla Anderlecht

So who’s after him.

Wolves are said to have agreed a £2.1 million deal, subject to international clearance meaning Sylla could soon be the newest arrival at Molineux. Unfortunately football revolves around money these days, top flight outfit Sunderland are potential suitors for the Guinea international.

With the extra funds behind them, as well as the promise of elite standard football, Sylla may choose to dive straight into the pool of madness that is the Premier League, a bold move for a relatively unproven player.


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