Tottenham reportedly want to sign Burnley speed machine Maxwel Cornet – a player that once said he idolises Didier Drogba. Burnley have been relegated, and Cornet has a release clause worth a bargain £15 million. Cornet, 25, was one of the rare shining lights at Burnley during the 2021-22 season. While the Clarets were relegated on the final day, Cornet finished the campaign with nine goals in 26 Premier League appearances.
Steve Walsh is no household name himself but he has found plenty of them, with the talent-spotter discovering N’Golo Kante, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and many more throughout his incredible career. Once labelled “most important influential person in the Premier League” by Sir Alex Ferguson, the former Chelsea and Leicester City scout also recommended Erling Haaland to Everton when the the teenage Molde striker would have cost just €4 million.
Walsh first made his name as an ace talent-spotter at Chelsea where he scouted Didier Drogba, Michael Essien and Gianfranco Zola for the club. But the mind-blowing work Walsh did as head of recruitment at Leicester, where he helped build the Premier League-winning squad of 2015/16, truly shone a light on his unique skills. Continue reading “MEET THE SCOUT WHO DISCOVERED DROGBA, VARDY, KANTE, AND HAALAND”