Jude Cisse, the wife of Djibril Cisse posted a picture of her son Cassius on Instagram today, confirming he has signed his first professional contract with Crewe Alexandra.
Just eight years old, Cassius clearly has some of the talent that saw his father play professionally for the likes of Liverpool, Marseille and Lazio as well as gain 41 caps for France.
Also of interest, is the fact that it appears from the message posted alongside the Instagram picture, that Cassius Cisse has rejected offers from Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton to join Crewe.
Crewe will be playing League One football next season but have a long and successful history of bringing through players through their ranks.
Djibril Cisse currently plays for Bastia in France and scored one of the goals of the season. See video below.
Jude Cisse writes: “I proudly watched this little man sing his 1st professional contract last night. It has been an intense few months travelling between 3 elite academies … It was a tough decision as a parent but Cassius has very much enjoyed his time & is so honoured to have been given the opportunity to work with such elite academies. Its been a big commitment for both cassius & I… I rarely missed his games or training so were extremely pleased that he has been given this amazing opportunity. It’s sad at times his dad hasn’t been able to be here & help support him but Im sure he is proud of him & his achievements. It was an extremely tough decision to help him make with him being so young & The most important factor is that he enjoys it & as a result Cassius made HIS choice to sign with Crewe Alex. My family & I are very much looking forward to being by his side on his new little journey. This is where the hard work & a long staircase to fulfil his dreams begins! We are extremely grateful to LFC, MUFC & EFC for all the time they have invested in Cassius which has all helped him progress to this day & hope their support will continue… LFC is our family club & Cassius is little brothers are currently there so we will always work closely with the academy & we are sure that he will be back there again in the future Don’t know how I’m going to divide myself between the 3 boys & the academies next season #Cassiuscisse #myson #myboys #family #kids #football #academies #proud #signing #professional