At the start of the season, no one really knew Amadou Mbengue. Arrived from FC Melun, this 20-year-old Senegalese midfielder took advantage of Sikou Niakaté’s injury in Angers to play his first match in Ligue 1 last October (3-2 defeat). A real revelation of recent weeks with FC Metz, Mbengue is a defensive midfielder who can also play in central defense.
With 7 appearances in Ligue 1 including two starts in the last two matches of the Garnet club, Mbengue has made himself indispensable to Frédéric Antonetti, seduced it is true by his maturity, his one-on-one game and his power in duels. An ascent that FC Metz had not necessarily planned, which is discussing a first pro contract with him. And if the player’s priority is to stay in Moselle, the interests of Freiburg (who contacted the player’s entourage) and Hoffenheim (who supervised the player against Reims last weekend) could change the game.