Seven quotes on Leeds-bound Michael Cuisance: ‘There’s music in his left foot’

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Leeds United are set to pull off another coup with the £20million signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance.

Cuisance, 21, was Borussia Monchengladbach’s Player of the Year in 2017-18 and joined Bayern in 2019.

After a season in Bavaria, the France youth international will now join Leeds to gain more first-team experience, and we’ve taken a look at what those to work closest to the player have had to say about his talents.

Robert Lewandowski

“He’s a young player with huge potential,” Lewandowksi said when news of Cuisance’s move to Bayern broke, having witnessed the player first-hand playing for Gladbach.

“I didn’t know him at the time, but I thought, ‘This kid has a good future in front of him.'”

Christoph Kramer

“At 17, he was already as far along as I was when I was 22!” were the words of Cuisance’s former Gladbach team-mate Kramer.

Considering Kramer started a World Cup final at the age of 23, that ain’t bad going.

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Hasan Salihamidzic

“He has a really good left foot – there’s music in it. Our opinion is that in the possession game that we play, he can develop further, fulfil his potential and improve and strengthen our team.”

Hansi Flick

“He deserved this because he worked very, very well after Corona – also on his fitness,” Flick said after Cuisance scored his first Bundesliga goal for Bayern with a stunner against Wolfsburg in June.

“He has always proven that he is a great footballer. Now he is also with the necessary mentality in the matter. We were all happy that he scored such a beautiful goal.”

Dieter Hecking

“Michael is an exceptional player for his age,” said former Gladbach coach Hecking. “He’s a game-changer.”

Jean-Robert Foucher

“He’s the strongest I saw pass through, even if you can’t be sure how things will develop,” Foucher, a former coach of Cuisance’s in France, told L’Est Républicain after the midfielder joined Bayern.

“But I knew all the same that he would be a professional… his game intelligence, his desire, his determination. He was capable, for example, of changing his decision [on the ball] at the last second. But he worked really hard to get to that point.”

Michael Cuisance

“Thiago, he’s phenomenal. I chose to sit next to him, I wanted to learn from one of the best midfielders in the business. He’s helped me a lot, he’s a good guy. He’s at the top and I’m still at the bottom.”

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