Crewe trialist Souleymane Coulibaly's impressive performances attract Port Vale interest

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Former Tottenham Hotspur strike starlet Souleymane Coulibaly scored three goals in two games for Crewe Alexandra, attracting interest from Port Vale.

Souleymane Coulibaly arrived at Crewe Alexandra with a mission to impress upon his return to English football.

Already he can say he has done so, after playing 45 minutes in two friendly games and scoring three goals.

The former Tottenham Hotspur youngster is bidding to earn a contract after spending a year playing in Italy, and was taken on trial by Crewe earlier this month.

He played the second half of a friendly against Congleton Town on Friday night, and scored from 25 yards out to cap a 3-1 win for the Railwaymen.

Just 24 hours later he was at it again, this time maximising his 45 minutes to score twice against Alsager Town.

Coulibaly's exploits have attracted interest from Crewe's local rivals Port Vale, HITC Sport sources understand.

HITC Sport can reveal Port Vale had scouts at both games, and have already made enquiries about signing the 20-year-old.

Coulibaly made his name at the FIFA under-17 World Cup for Ivory Coast earlier in his career, earning a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Now a free agent, Port Vale's interest and his two goals mean Crewe should act fast regarding the trialist, or risk losing out altogether.

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