Newly-signed Revs striker Saër Sène immediately fills a glaring hole in the starting lineup.
In the midst of the ongoing Moreno saga, a bit of "good news" came out of the New England Revolution camp today as the club have announced the signing of French striker Saër Sène from Bayern Munich on a free transfer. The player had recently been in camp with the Revolution in Arizona, and after watching him both on and off the field, Revolution GM Michael Burns commented "We believe he’ll play a valuable role for us this season. He’s scored goals consistently with each of his previous clubs, and we believe he has the ability to continue to do so in MLS."
On the very surface of this particular transaction, Saër Sène fits the mold of what you're looking for: Tall (6'3), athletic, good European pedigree, and most importantly, young (25 years old). To say that he's well traveled would be a good start, with stops all over France and Germany, but until recently Sène had found a home with the Bayern Munich reserve squad that plays in the third tier of the German Bundesliga, tallying 19 goals in 55 appearances, including 8 in the first half of this season.
Sène has definitely had his share of "big time" experiences in Europe, having been named into the first-team squad for Bayern Munich's preliminary Champions League ties in 2009-10, and scoring against AC Milan in the 2009 Audi Cup. The addition of a seasoned, yet still young striker is certainly good news for a Revolution side that was next to last in scoring in 2011.
New England expects to have Sène in camp as soon as his U.S. P-1 Visa and his International Transfer Certificate are received, which should hopefully put him in the mix for the upcoming inaugural Desert Diamond Cup at the end of this month.