Chinese youngster Baixu lands at Saint-Etienne

French club Saint-Etienne have completed the signing of Chinese youngster Xiang Baixu.

French club Saint-Etienne have completed the signing of Chinese youngster Xiang Baixu.

The 19-year old striker has joined les Verts’ youth academy from Chinese Super League outfit Chengdu Blades.

Saint-Etienne academy boss David Bernard told the club’s official website that Xiang is a quality attacking player with the ability to work well with his back to goals.

"We tested him and he has many qualities and great potential,” said Bernard of the China U19 international.

“He is very skilful in front of goal and very good in protecting the ball with his back to goal. Xiang has an attacking style that we do not have here.”

Saint-Etienne posted the following on Twitter on Monday:

 
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