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Total Football Scout - Luc Castaignos

Marcus Banks continues his Total Football Scout series by running the rule over Inter Milan's Luc Castaignos. Like nearly every Dutch youngster, much has already been written about the former Feyenoord man, but along with most of his compatriots, Castaignos justifies the hype.

NAME: LUC CASTAIGNOS

POSITION: STRIKER

AGE: 19

CLUB: INTER MILAN

SQUAD NUMBER: 30

NATIONALITY: DUTCH

HEIGHT: 6’ 2”

WEIGHT: 78 KG

MARKET VALUE: £5,000,000

HE’S A BIT LIKE: THIERRY HENRY

Luc Castaignos is another former Feyenoord prodigy who has been dubbed the 'new Thierry Henry’. Following a successful international campaign with the Dutch Under-17s, a clutch of high-profile sides showed an interest in luring Castaignos away. Liverpool showed strong interest but Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich were all keeping tabs on the youngster.

In 2009, however, Castaignos crushed all speculation regarding his future by stating his intentions to remain in Rotterdam. Manager Mario Been invited him to train with the Feyenoord first team. He went on to make 37 appearances and scored 15 goals. Castaignos then revealed he would be joining Inter Milan after the 2010/11 season.

Upon his arrival at the San Siro, he played most pre-season games, scoring against Celtic. He bagged his first goal against Siena in November to give the Nerazzurri the win. Castaignos will surely develop into a world class striker in years to come.

Click on any of the names below to see our other Total Football Scout features:

Luc Castaignos

Ryo Miyaichi

Marc Andre ter Stegen

Gerard Deulofeu

Georginio Wijnaldum

Alexandre Lacazette

Neymar

Bojan Krkic

Ross Barkley

Daniel Sturridge

Phil Jones

Raheem Sterling

Julian Draxler

Oriel Romeu

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain


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