Eintracht Frankfurt’s winter shopping spree continues with the announcement that they have beaten a number of clubs to the signature of talented French youngster Jean-Matteo Bahoya. Here we take a closer look at the latest Adler acquisition……
With the likes of Arsenal, Milan and VfB Stuttgart all reportedly tracking him very closely, Frankfurt have seemingly pulled off quite the coup with the capture of 18-year-old French attacker from Angers. The youngster has signed a contract at the Deutsche Bank Park until 2029 with Eintracht reportedly paying €8 million for his services.
The winger, who can also play as a central striker or as a hanging forward made his debut last season for Angers (10 appearances, two starts) as Les Scoïstes finished bottom of Ligue 1. This season however in Ligue 2, he has really burst onto the scene with five goals and two assists in 19 appearances (six starts) as Angers have led the French second division.
Bahoya started his career with Sporting Club de l’Ouest aged just nine before moving to Foyer Espérance Trélazé and ES Andard Brain. It was however with Angers’ U-17 side that he first came to the fore scoring 30 goals in just 25 matches in the 2019-20 season.
He possesses very good technical skills and is a very agile player well versed in cutting in from a wide position. He has a good eye for goal, is quick and shows intelligent movement. His versatility and potential impact from the bench (initially) wil add another weapon to Frankfurt’s attacking options.
What they’re saying:
Markus Krösche (board member for sport): “Jean-Mattéo Bahoya is one of the most promising young talents in France and fits the profile we were looking for. His pace and directness in the final third will benefit our attack.”