Yaya Sanogo who is closing on a move to Arsenal has revealed that his career was almost ended three years ago due to a crippling Knee injury.
The 20-year-old hotshot was first struck by a broken leg in September 2010 and then later hampered by knee trouble which put him on the brink of retirement while still a teenager.
But with a four-year deal in north London set to be signed in the coming weeks, Sanogo has been rightly rewarded for strength of mind and perseverance.
According to Sun ,he said :
I felt there was no point in continuing and putting my health at risk.
I couldn’t run any more, the doctors didn’t know what my problem was and I felt disgusted.
I told my mother that I was going to work for the Post Office.
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But one day I tried to run once more, it went well, and I recovered bit by bit
Sanogo began his career as a youth player for Lens and was given his first game in 2009, when he featured for Lens first-team at just seventeen. The fast-paced striker was constantly impressing his coaches and was tipped from an early age to make a big impact in the world of football. He found his goal-scoring form when he moved to Auxerre and has become a fan favourite in recent seasons.
Sanogo scored 10 goals in 13 matches for Auxerre this season—including seven in a two-game span midseason—so when he’s healthy, he’s certainly a force to be reckoned with.
He opened his under-20 World Cup account with the second goal in France’s 3-1 victory over Ghana in their first match of the tournament and also added a penalty to his account against USA.
He is an extremely talented player despite only playing a handful of games for Ligue 2 side Auxerre. He is 6’3” with an excellent combination of strength and speed and has the size and skill required to become a very dominant Premier League striker.
Sanogo’s career has been littered by injuries thus far, but given that his role will primarily be as a squad player, that shouldn’t be too much of a big deal for Arsenal.
With a track-record of creating wonderful talent in Jack Wilshere, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Robin Van Persie and many more, adding Sanogo to his squad will be something of interest for the Frenchman.
Can he emulate the success of Henry?