Atalanta-gain Castagne could choose between ski, tennis or football

This coming weekend may Timothy Castagne its debut to celebrate in the Serie A. Atalanta Bergamo paid six million euros for the 21-year-old defender at KRC Genk away to picking. But it also was Castagne tennis player or skier, become, so tell intimates in Sport/Voetbalmagazine.

Timothy Castagne © BELGAIMAGE

“Ask him after his match is not what Anderlecht or any team has done, he will leave football completely behind him. He also has other passions and that is good so. All young people should have for this purpose should be encouraged.”

The word is Zénon Mélon, that not only the father-in-law of Timothy Castagne, but also his broker. Castagne is definitely growing as a football fan, particularly of Arsenal and Thierry Henry, but he practices other sports are also fun. These days, he still always more to American football and NBA basketball.

“He was good everywhere. I remember that at that time could choose between skiing, playing tennis or football. He had Belgium in all of those sports can represent’, claims to be his childhood friend Thibaut Lesquoy.

Father Pierre Castagne, who is not so keen that his son pounding on a large lawn, send him regularly to the tennis court. The boy even to the elitecentrum in Mountains, but prefers nevertheless the leather ball. Ditto for the sport of skiing. “He was at a club in Esneux, belgium. He was ten years old when he was on stage was with the French youth squad. At the end of the week they did a race and he was second, ” says Pierre.

‘The person in charge of the French said to me: ‘well done. He is never the same mistake twice. You have but one note and he corrects himself. He can be the international level.’ We found that fine, but there was no question of that, we go to the mountains would move. And Timothy said to me: “I want to play football, daddy.”‘

Read the full report about Timothy Castagne in our Plus-zone or in Sport/Voetbalmagazine of Wednesday, 16 August.

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