After having been named as one of the top 60 young footballing talents in the world, Lyle Foster seems to be living up to the hype. Barely a year after being promoted to Orlando Pirates’ first team, the 18 year footballing protégé has been signed up to join top French Club, AS Monaco. Lyle joined AS Monaco’s reserve team in November of last year, for an initial trail assessment. He returned to France in August of this year for a second assessment where the final decision to sign him up was made. He has been in France since then but will be returning to South Africa to write his matric exams. His contract with the team will only be finalised in January of next year, after he has received his matric results. The Johannesburg born striker first caught the attention of international clubs in 2017 when helped South Africa’s under-20 team beat England 2-1. After scoring the first goal and assisting in the second, he was courted by teams such as Germany’s Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen; and of course, France’s AS Monaco. It was in 2017 that was he named by the UK’s, Guardian Newspaper, as being one of the best young talents in the world. The French based AS Monaco is one of the top teams in France, having won the 2016/17 Ligue 1 title and placing 2nd on the Ligue 1 table.