Merlin the Disenchanter.
Absent from the list of 100 young players who can claim the title of Golden Boy, FC Nantes midfielder Quentin Merlin has found a fervent advocate. The trophy awarded each season to the best player under 21 by the Italian daily Tuttosport revealed this Thursday its selected, with 16 French, but not the young Canary who has proven himself this season. Responding to a tweet from a Spanish journalist mentioning these French players, Pedro Chirivella gets annoyed: “Quentin Merlin doesn’t play football?” »
@MerlinQuentin29 don’t you play soccer?
– Pedro Chirivella (@pedrochb97) June 16, 2022
Usually teasing on social networks, the Spanish community has always been of great support for the nugget of the FCN. But if the one who occupied the position of piston for a time to grab playing time under Kombouaré does not appear there, 16 other French people are very present, with Eduardo Camavinga as the big favorite.
An absent Nantes player and a potential winner from Rennes, difficult to accept in the 44.