Ghana Sports Online scouts around Europe for the best Ghanaian youth talents and have identified the BEST eight U17 talents across the continent.
Below are the Top EIGHT U17 Ghanaian kids who are tipped for stardom in Europe.
8. Emmanuel Attah – Paris Saint-Germain (Striker, right winger), 15 years
Great eye for goal and prodigiously dangerous. Attah is rising through a PSG youth side that is flooded with talents but at the tender age of 15 the young striker is fight for spot in the U19 side playing in the UEFA Youth League. He’s one to watch for the future.
7. Yeboah Amankwah – Manchester City (Center-back), 17 years
Powerfully talented defender who displays no nonsense attitude in defence. He is strong and commanding at the back and is one of the most highly rated academy players at Manchester City along with Jeremie Frimpong. He left Manchester United to join City after the Red Devils failed to seal a deal for him.
6. Jeremie Frimpong – Manchester City (Right-back), 16 years
Ghanaian youngster with impressive abilities to play at various roles at different positions at the back line. He is tip for the top.
5. Tariq Lamptey – Chelsea (Right-back), 17 years
The defender signed a professional contract at the Stamford Bridge last month. Tariq Lamptey has been with Chelsea since the Under-7 age group having progressed through our development centre programme. He is a diminutive, fast and tenacious player who can operate in any defensive or attacking role on the right side and made his youth team debut at the end of last season away at Manchester City.
4. Paul Fosu-Mensah – Ajax Amsterdam (Right-back), 16 years
Manchester United have already began talks to bring him to the Old Trafford. The young defender’s technique and important qualities at the back ranked him in pole position to succeed. His elder brother is already a United player and he could join him there.
3. Brian Brobbey Griffins – Ajax Amsterdam (Center-forward), 15 years
Superior talent and great abilities in front of goal. The teenager has been scoring for fun at Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam where he is growing through the ranks at the youth sides. Carved in the mold of Romelu Lukaku and blessed with the finishing of Ronaldo Lima, the starlet has already drawn attention from Manchester rivals – United and City. Chelsea are also believed to be interested in whisking him away from under their noses.
2. Callum Hudson-Odoi – Chelsea (Winger), 16 years
Already tipped for the top by many football talent watchers including praise from ex-Chelsea star-man Michael Essien. The grandson of the ex-Hearts of Oak player is a true genius on the flanks and is one of the biggest prospects who have registered their names in the books of great promises. Odoi won the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup with the English U17 team in England. He is in line to sign a professional contract at the Stamford Bridge.
1. John Yeboah Zamora – Wolfsburg (Winger), 17 years
Brilliant and sensational. The Wolfsburg starlet was one of the brightest spots in the German team that played at the FIFA U17 World Cup in India last month. Yeboah’s blistering pace, trickery and chicanery earned him admirers across the globe and has already popped up on the radar of Bayern Munich.
By El Akyereko
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