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Spurs snap up U-17 hot-shot, Coulibaly

Posted On Monday, 18th July 2011

Tottenham Hotspurs have confirmed the signing of Under 17 World Cup wonder-kid Souleymane Coulibaly.

The 16-year-old stole the show at the recent tournament in Mexico by finishing top scorer with nine goals in four games for the Ivory Coast.

His tally included a hat-trick against Brazil and four against Denmark as he equalled former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama Pongolle’s record from ten years ago in three fewer games.

Spurs snap up U-17 hot-shot, Coulibaly

Coulibally races to jubilate goal

The striker has been dubbed the new Didier Drogba and was reportedly being tracked by Real Madrid.

Coulibaly joins from newly promoted Serie A side Siena, where he failed to make a first team appearance.

He joins goalkeeper Brad Friedel and fellow youngster Cristian Ceballos in moving to White Hart Lane this summer.

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