Djibril Cisse has enjoyed a great career across the globe despite suffering two career threatening injuries during that time. His son could now be set to follow in his father's footsteps after he signed terms with Crewe Alexandra.
Cassius Cisse is just eight-years-old but had been courted by Liverpool, Manchester United, Everton as well as Crewe but he has chosen the latter. The news was revealed by his mother Jude Cisse on her Instagram account.
The move shows that Crewe's youth academy is still considered one of the best in the country and despite being two leagues below the Premier League they can still attract players to the club. Liverpool will have been hoping that Djibril could have persuaded his son to join them but haven't spent over four years of his career in England and with his family still based here, he will know all too well about the success of Crewe's academy.
With Dario Gradi still having a large role with all the youngsters at the club as Director of the Academy then it is a wonderful opportunity for Cassius Cisse to follow in the footsteps of so many great players.
David Platt, Neil Lennon, Robbie Savage, Danny Murphy, Dean Ashton and Rob Jones are just some of the players who have benefitted from the wonderful set-up at the club.
As things stand in the Premier League, Billy Jones, Ashley Westwood, and Nick Powell, are all former Crewe alumni, whilst Nicky Maynard and David Vaughan were in the top flight earlier this season.
Cassius certainly has a great chance to build on these foundations and in nine or ten years time if still at the club he is more likely to be given a chance in the first team than if he was at Manchester United or Liverpool.