After his Ferrari is ruined during mysterious high-speed smash into tree
A Ferrari owned by former Arsenal triallist M’Baye Niang was left with substantial damage after being driven into a tree in France on Sunday.
A report in French newspaper Le Parisien claims that the player was not driving the vehicle at the time and was not in police custody as a result of the crash.
The paper also claim that the former France Under 21 removed a tweet from his official Twitter account saying that he was unhurt following the accident.
Highly-rated: Young forward M’baye Niang is on loan at at French club Montpellier from AC Milan
Off road: The damage to Niang’s Ferrari could be clearly seen on a video after the crash
Wreck: There was substantial damage to the Italian supercar after it hurtled into a tree
Video footage has emerged from the aftermath of the crash, during which the car appears to have suffered substantial damage.
The Ferrari appears to have left the road during the accident, damaging bodywork at the front and back of the vehicle, setting off the driver’s and passenger’s airbags, and also appears to have uprooted a tree.
It is unclear who was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident.
The red Ferrari 458 spider, in the colour of Niang’s parent club Milan, costs almost £200,000 and can hit a top speed of 198 mph.
Mysterious circumstances: It is unclear who was driving Niang’s car at the time of the crash
Hefty repair bill: The rear bodywork of the Ferrari was left with substantial cracks and scratches
Uprooted: A tree appeared to have been ripped from the ground by the impact from the car
Dramatic scenes: Niang is reported not to be in police custody after the crash
Niang, 19, rejected offers from Manchester City and Tottenham as well as the Gunners before joining AC Milan from French side Caen in August 2012.
However, after failing to score for the Serie A side in 28 appearances he returned to France with Montpellier where he has scored three times in four Ligue 1 games.
Soon after joining Milan, he was stopped by police while driving without a licence.
Bright future: Niang rejected Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester City to sign for AC Milan
Under the legal age of 18 at the time, Niang was alleged to have said he was team-mate Bakaye Traore when questioned. He later denied that when apologising for the misdemeanour.
He said: ‘I would like to say sorry to all of the fans. Also to Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani, boss Massimiliano Allegri and this magnificent club. I made a grave error, but I never said that I was Traore.
Source : Daily Mail