Thursday , November 14 2019

Chelsea scouts ‘cast eye over French wonderkids Mounir Chouiar and Bryan Soumare’

Chelsea scouts ‘cast eye over French wonderkids Mounir Chouiar and Bryan Soumare’ as minnows Dijon produced shock win over PSG

  • Mounir Chouiar and Bryan Soumare are two young stars impressing at Dijon
  • The French minnows produced the story of the weekend by upsetting PSG
  • Reports say Chelsea had scouts at the game to watch the two young players 

Dijon pair Mounir Chouiar and Bryan Soumare are beginning to appear on the radar of clubs in England with Chelsea scouts reportedly in attendance to cast their eye over them in their shock win against Paris Saint-Germain. 

Chouiar was a particular stand-out for the Ligue 1 minnows as he scored the opening goal in their comeback win against the champions. 

Chelsea have shown a willingness to place faith in youth and while they are currently serving a two-window transfer ban, the Sun report that both have been scouted by the Blues.  

Dijon star Bryan Soumare (right) is beginning to get attention for his performances in Ligue 1

Reports say Soumare and team-mate Mounir Chouiar (left) have been scouted by Chelsea

Reports say Soumare and team-mate Mounir Chouiar (left) have been scouted by Chelsea

Soumare in particular has had something of a meteoric rise already this season having joined Dijon on a free transfer from lower-league side Saint-Quentin in the summer. 

He is capable of playing on either wing and has also shown ability to be effective in central areas. 

Chouiar is also viewed as a player who could be acquired for a minimal fee despite gathering media attention after his goal against PSG. 

New manager Frank Lampard was unable to purchase players in the summer transfer window

New manager Frank Lampard was unable to purchase players in the summer transfer window 

The French-Moroccan starlet has played eight league games and one French Cup match this season and his strike against PSG was his first of the campaign. 

But with the club struggling near the foot of Ligue 1, they may need to cash in on one of their star players in order to fund some new signings in a bid to stave off relegation.   

Dijon’s win over PSG was their third of the season and they are sat 16th, only outside of the relegation zone on goal difference.