Earlier this month, we covered claims from Goal France that both Marseille and Lille were keen on Southampton’s young Frenchman Enzo Robise.
The 18-year-old dropped everything in his home country to give the English football adventure a go at the age of 16, and while he struggled a bit at first, he’s now sure he made the right choice.
Impressing in the Saints’ youth tiers, the winger caught the attention of the two Ligue 1 sides, who both made approaches to sign him.
However, Southampton had ‘no intention’ of letting one of their ‘more promising talents’ leave, and the clubs were told kindly where to go.
While that was reassuring in itself, even if Mark Hughes’ side had accepted the offers, Robise wouldn’t have left.
Speaking to Foot Mercato at the weekend, the youngster said: “It’s flattering, but I’m only thinking about Southampton. I want to progress with the club. As for the rest, we’ll see later. I want to prove myself here, make my debut. When I’ve done that, I’ll be able to think about those things”.
Trying to model himself on the likes of Eden Hazard, for his desire to go forward, and Kylian Mbappé, thanks to his qualities in one on one situations, Robise appears set for the time being, and promises to be a great talent for Southampton fans to look forward to.
The 18-year-old signed his first professional contract with the club in July, putting pen to paper on a three-year deal.