Tino Kadewere is ruling the roost in French Ligue 2. The Le Havre and Warriors player has been churning out great performances this season. Kadewere is leading the line superbly for Le Havre and has bagged 18 goals in 21 appearances this season.
This form hasn’t gone unnoticed, and Kadewere drew interest from clubs in Europe’s top leagues. The likes of Galatasaray, Lyon, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Scottish champions Celtic all kept tabs on him. But Lyon finally won him in a €15 million (about US$16.5 million) transfer.
He was loaned back to Le Havre until the end of the season.
Lyon stepped up their interest after sending head of scouting Florian Maurice to watch Kadewere in action against Niort. According to Eurosport Lyon will decide on whether or not to bid for the 24- year-old marksman in this transfer window. Le Havre are willing to sell for a figure above 10 million pounds.
A move to Lyon has strengthened their reputation of a fantastic track record of picking up rough diamonds and developing them into top players.
Kadewere style of Play
For a person who scores goals for fun, Kadewere’s defensive contribution is also very strong. He leads the press from the front at Le Havre and likes to tackle. As a result, he commits too many fouls for a forward. Evidenced by the the three bookings and a single red card already amassed this season. Kadewere is also a good dribbler and does not shy away from taking long shots and is an indirect set-piece threat.
The downside of Tino Kadewere career so far is his perfomances for the National team with his only best performance so far coming in a COSAFA cup final against Zambia in 2018 where he scored twice. When on all three on song a Triple-K front three of Khama, Knowledge and Kadewere can combine to devastating effect. At 24 Kadewere has still time to start to translate his club form on to the international stage and lead the line for Warriors.