Paul Pogba, Lassana Diarra, Riyad Mahrez and Steve Mandanda -- just four names on the long and glorious list of players who took their first major steps in football at Le Havre. Tottenham Hotspur target Vincent Marcel could add his name to the list.
Le Havre Athletic Club, France's oldest professional football team, has made the task of unearthing raw talent, and polishing it into a player who is ready to take the next step up, a highly refined art form.
With attention focusing on the summer transfer window, David Amoyal predicts how likely it is that these rumoured moves actually happen.
Kostas Manolas and Leandro Paredes to Zenit St. Petersburg: 75 percent
After Mohamed Salah, Roma could cash in on two more of their most appealing assets to ensure new sporting director Monchi has the resources to build the squad as he sees fit. Although Manolas has been linked to Inter and Premier League clubs and Paredes has been a target for Liverpool and Borussia...
The start of preseason training beckons, but Tottenham's transfer plans remain unclear as they continue to wait before beginning their transfer business.
While there remains little necessity to jump into action, one issue should at least be resolved shortly. Spurs have an option to permanently sign Spain under-21 goalkeeper Pau Lopez, who spent last season on loan at White Hart Lane. But they would have to make their move soon.
Tottenham are still apparently engaged in a game of brinkmanship...