A number of Manchester City fans hailed teenage prospect Jayden Braaf after comments he made regarding any potential comparisons with Jadon Sancho, the ex-Etihad academy player now excelling at Borussia Dortmund.
Twitter channel @RisingBallers_ uploaded a clip of the Dutch youngster addressing comparisons with the England winger by saying: “Everyone is thinking I’m this Sancho number two but I’m just myself. I’m not the new Sancho or something like that so I’ll let you know that.” Those comments were later shared on Twitter by @City_Xtra.
"Everyone is thinking this 'Sancho V2' – but I'm just myself you know, I'm not the new [Jadon] Sancho or something like that. You should know that."
— Man City Xtra (@City_Xtra) May 17, 2020
Braaf, who like Sancho plays as a winger, has impressed for Manchester City’s youth teams this season, helping himself to 11 goals in 26 appearances at underage level and being hailed in a Daily Mail scout report as a “powerfully built” prospect who possesses a “surge of pace”.
The 17-year-old has yet to feature in a first team squad at the Etihad Stadium but, with Pep Guardiola giving Phil Foden a debut at the same age two seasons ago, the manager has previous in promoting young talent to the senior ranks if he feels they are good enough.
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These Manchester City fans on Twitter are quite excited about Braaf following his modest comments over the weekend:
Mon roi https://t.co/iqv11TlTBZ
— S (@67Knicks) May 17, 2020
Aslong as we can ease him into the main team and not put too much pressure on him , he can be something mental
— jayden hughes (@mcfc_jaydenh) May 17, 2020
Hopefully gets around the first team and gets his head down and works hard and shows pep he’s good enough to start because looks a great prospect
— Mark N (@mark_n0) May 17, 2020
Promote the boy to the first team… Sane is leaving anyway.
— Sazieh (@Eazy__S) May 17, 2020
He’s here to stayyyyyy
— Arman (@armankhan2002) May 17, 2020
Man City fans, do you think Braaf will be given first team opportunities at the Etihad within the next few months? Have your say by commenting below!
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