Hertha close in on young Ivorian attacking talent
By Peter Vice @ViceytheSS
Germany's main sporting tabloid reports that Hertha BSC have virtually sewn up the acquisition of young Ivorian talent Abdoul Outtara of the Racing Strasbourg youth academy.
Like Christensen, Outtara was heavily courted by the Fredi Bobic managerial regime. The German tabloid claims that the 17-year-old has already travelled to Berlin to tour Hertha's facilities with his family. Hertha's new front office are, per the paper, eager to conclude the deal.
A transfer fee of some €300,000 will reportedly be due to the youngster's current club, Racing Strasbourg. Outtara has thus far only represented the Alsatians at youth level for the U19s. He has scored two goals and contributed an assist in the youth-level domestic cup this year.