News in the Chronicle today that Newcastle United are giving a trial to 23-year-old Frenchman Florent Indalecio.
The number 10 player has played in some of the Newcastle U23 games, after he seems to have made a right mess of his career in France, through bad behavior and being cheeky to the coaches.
A big challenge for Steve Bruce?
He was at St. Étienne, but he was sacked by the French club, for bad behavior.
He is trying to get back into football to resurrect his career, and maybe Steve Bruce fancies his chances on signing the withdrawn (number 10) striker, and see if he can get the best out of him.
There would be little risk here, since he’s a free agent and his wages would not be high.
And he scored a fabulous goal in training recently, which is now doing the rounds on the internet.
23-year-old Frenchman Florent Indalecio, when at St Étienne
You can see the goal on the Chronicle website here.
The 23 year-old admits to his poor attitude and behavior when he spoke earlier this year to the French media:
“I had bad behavior, I was a rowdy and cheeky student. I was fired from the center two weeks before the end of the course.”
“The coaches did not want to keep me, football was not enough. I was too young, and at that time I didn’t realize it.”
The lad seems to be talented, but it’s not just about skill.
He must show he is willing to be professional, if the famous North East club (that’s Newcastle) gives him a contract.
Steve Bruce doesn’t take any nonsense from his players, so the Magpies may be a good club for the 23 year-old to show he can make it in the very tough Premier League in England.
Is he worth a chance?
What do you think?