Days after surprise reunion with Tottenham, Souleymane Coulibaly clinches Peterborough move

Souleymane Coulibaly is a Peterborough United player.

Souleymane Coulibaly has clinched a deal to sign with Peterborough United, after impressing on trial.

The free agent's one year deal, with a possibility of an extension, was announced via the club's official website on Monday afternoon.

Coulibaly had been searching for a club in England after a short spell back in Italy, having left former club Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

The former Ivory Coast youth international got the chance for a surprise reunion with Spurs at the weekend, when Peterborough took on a Tottenham XI in a pre-season friendly.

Coulibaly was a substitute in a win for the Posh, although was listed on the teamsheet as 'Trialist C'.

The young striker was delighted to get the chance to see some old faces, and HITC Sport understands he was made to feel particularly welcome by the Spurs staff.

Coulibaly had been on trial at Crewe Alexandra earlier in the summer, but The Railwaymen had dragged their heels over a potential deal, giving Peterborough the chance to steal in.

He had scored three goals in two games on trial for Crewe, and their decision not to push for a deal could yet come back to haunt them.

Dave Robertson, Peterborough manager told the club website: "I think a few people might think that because we played Tottenham that is how the deal was done, but he has been on our radar for a while as part of our recruitment strategy and it is great to have him on board. He has been training with us and we know what he can bring to us."

Coulibaly added: "'I spent three years at Tottenham but I never played in the first team, it was only friendly games. I left, but I am very excited to play and do my best for the team. I can't wait to get started." 

The youngster had been signed by Spurs after prolific goalscoring at the FIFA Youth Cup at under-17 level, and is hoping regular competitive football will see him make good on maximising his potential.

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