Paul-Georges Ntep: I turned down QPR last year – but I’ve always liked English football

Rennes forward Paul-Georges Ntep – reportedly a transfer target for Liverpool – has developed into one of Ligue 1’s most exciting players.

The French left winger initially caught the eye with a series of stunning performances at Auxerre in Ligue 2 to earn a move to Rennes in January 2014. But over the last 18 months his combination of explosive pace, remarkable one-on-one dribbling skills and ability to both score and create goals have made him one of the most sought-after players in France.

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James Eastham

James Eastham is a specialist writer covering French football. He has written for The Guardian, The Independent and When Saturday Comes magazine. He’s interviewed many leading figures in the French game, including Didier Deschamps and Kylian Mbappe. For a decade he also worked as a freelance football scout, covering games at all levels from U16 to the senior national team across France