Ibrahim Meite’s potential is ‘absolutely huge’, says Harrow Borough boss

PUBLISHED: 15:21 13 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:21 13 October 2016

Harrow Borough striker Ibrahim Meite has recently been on trial at Premier League champions Leicester City. (Pic: AG FOOTBALL ACADEMY)

Harrow Borough striker Ibrahim Meite has recently been on trial at Premier League champions Leicester City. (Pic: AG FOOTBALL ACADEMY)


Harrow Borough manager Steve Baker believes Ibrahim Meite’s potential is “absolutely huge” and says he would be delighted if the young striker landed a contract at a professional club.

The 20-year-old has attracted plenty of interest from Football League clubs as well as top-flight sides, with Premier League champions Leicester City taking Meite on trial last week.

The Times understands that Meite – who has scored 11 goals in 16 games for Borough this season – is under consideration for a further period with the Foxes after impressing club bosses during his short stint.

AFC Wimbledon, Bristol City, Oxford and Peterborough are among the other clubs that have shown an interest in the striker, while Crystal Palace have also enquired about his services.

But Baker says Meite is keeping his feet firmly on the ground during a whirlwind period.

He told the Times: “My phone hasn’t stopped ringing. Every time it’s rung it’s either been a manager or a scout from a League club enquiring about Ibrahim’s services.

“He’s a young lad who’s scored a lot of goals so far this season.

“He’s still very raw but his potential is absolutely huge. He’s got pace to burn and he scores goals. If you’ve got those two attributes you’ve got a real chance of being a success in the game.

“I’ve had a long chat with him and he’s got his feet firmly on the floor. He’s pleased with how it went at Leicester, but for the time being he’s fully focused on Harrow Borough.

“He’s been absolutely fantastic for us during the short spell he’s been with us, I can’t fault him.

“I’d be absolutely delighted if he landed a full-time contract at a League club – the only hard job for me would be replacing him.”

Baker added: “He’s not under contract at the club, which is disappointing. But there have been occasions at our club and other non-league clubs in the past when Football League clubs give us a fee or put clauses into contracts as they know our situation, so hopefully that would happen.”

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