Kingsley Coman has already amassed a number of titles in his short career to date - © © gettyimages
Kingsley Coman has already amassed a number of titles in his short career to date - © © gettyimages

Ten things about Kingsley Coman

Munich - FC Bayern München pulled off a surprise coup just before the summer transfer window closes by securing the signature of winger Kingsley Coman from Italian Serie A side Juventus.

But who is the Bavarians' latest recruit? Allow to fill in some of the blanks with ten facts about the youngster...

Prodigious talent

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Record breaker

The attack-minded winger, who is capable of playing on either flank, made his senior debut for PSG in February 2013 at the age of 16, becoming the youngest player ever to appear for the club in Ligue 1.

Juve switch

After a decade at PSG, and with first-team opportunities hard to come by, Coman left to join Italian Serie A champions Juventus in summer 2014 on a five-year deal after his contract had expired in the French capital.

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Trophy hunter

Coman already has an impressive collection of trophies despite his young age. He has won the Ligue 1 title twice (2012/13 and 2013/14), the French Cup (2013/14), and last season did the domestic double in Italy by winning the Serie A and the Coppa Italia. The winger made a late cameo appearance in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League final against Barcelona at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, coming on in the 89th minute in Juventus’ 3-1 defeat.

Breaking through

That was one of two Champions League outings Coman made for Juventus. He made an additional 14 Serie A appearances for the club and was in the starting XI on five occasions. He has also played for France’s U-21 side six times, scoring twice.

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Praise from team-mates

Indeed, Coman's former team-mates at Juventus will be sorry to see him go. "He's a great talent and a good guy," said striker Fernando Llorente, "He's got a really bright future ahead of him." Stephan Lichtsteiner agreed: "Players like this are not like fish in the sea,” he told the Independent. “But Kingsley has all the attributes to eventually be a very good striker.”

Bayern appeal

Coman joined Juventus in part because of the club's illustrious past with French stars: "I came to Juventus because of the history," he said shortly after arriving in Italy. "It was the club of [Michel] Platini, [Zinedine] Zidane and [David] Trezeguet." And yet, as soon as Guardiola and Bayern came knocking, he quickly made up his mind: "Coman... asked to leave," said Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri. "I’ve picked him for our first two games, but he’s decided his future lies elsewhere."

Extravagant hair-dos

Like many of his contemporaries, Coman is a big fan of social media, although Instagram, rather than Twitter or Facebook, is his platform of choice. It is there, under the username "king_coman11", that he documents his frequently-changing styles, ranging from quiffs and highlights to mohicans and much more besides...