Tottenham's one-time wonderkid joins Bari, immediately loaned to Italian third tier

Souleymane Coulibaly has joined Bari from Tottenham Hotspur, and immediately been loaned to Pistoiese.

When Tottenham Hotspur snapped up Souleymane Coulibaly it looked like they had signed one of the best young players in the world. He had fired nine goals for the Ivory Coast at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2011 and was instantly linked with several of the biggest clubs in Europe.

However, Spurs won the race for the player - luring him from Italian side AC Siena.

He seemed destined for greatness as a teenager, and certainly showed glimpses of his quality in the NextGen Series and Under-21 league.

But it was clearly not enough, as Tottenham have granted him a move to Italian Serie B side Bari.

Coulibaly, who spent the second half of last season on loan at struggling Serie B outfit Grosseto, has been granted a permanent exit to Bari. But that is not the end of Coulibaly's transfer adventures today. Bari may have only signed him this morning, but they have already loaned the one-time wonderkid that Tottenham Hotspur pressed so hard to sign in 2011 to the Italian third tier, joining Pistoiese for the season.

He will be managed by former Livorno legend and Italian international Cristiano Lucarelli at the club, and will hope to finally give his career the kick it needs to become the success he once promised to be.

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