What the heck happened to Gael Kakuta? Remembering Chelsea's “most gifted player of his generation”

Gael Kakuta

The parallels were plentiful and painful for Gael Kakuta this summer.

As paperwork problems kept the 26-year-old out of Amiens’ season opener against PSG, the same problem also confined Neymar – seven months younger, similarly celebrated as a teenager, now many times more valuable – to the stands. No prizes for guessing which absence media attention was focused on.

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