Plenty of Manchester City fans have been discussing the potential of rising star Jayden Braaf, with a mixture of views on the teenage prospect.
Twitter channel @CityChiefPlus posted a compilation of highlights from the 17-year-old, who has impressed for the club’s youth teams in recent months.
🎥| Jayden Braaf 19/20:
— City Chief | Plus (@CityChiefPlus) May 14, 2020
The Dutch winger has struck 11 goals in 26 appearances at underage level for Manchester City this season, including nine goals in 16 games in Premier League 2. He has been likened to former Etihad youth prospect Jadon Sancho, who has gone on to star for Borussia Dortmund and win senior England caps. A scout report on Braaf in the Daily Mail described him as a “powerfully built” youngster with a “surge of pace” and a maturity beyond his years.
It will be compelling to see what the future holds for the 17-year-old at the Etihad and whether he can emulate another winger in Leroy Sane, a two-time Premier League winner currently attracting transfer interest from Bayern Munich; or end up like Brandon Barker, who made only one senior appearance for the club before going to Rangers, where he has been frequently criticised this season.
Which of these is more likely to happen to Jayden Braaf at Man City?
Hit like Sane
Flop like Barker
These Manchester City fans on Twitter had mixed views on Braaf’s future – one optimistically told Sane to “step aside” for the teenager while one dismissed him as “another Brandon Barker”. Check out some of the replies from the Etihad faithful below:
— Charlie (@charlienutterr) May 14, 2020
Sane out Braaf in.
— MikethaManc (@MikethaManc) May 15, 2020
Deserves a chance
— simon fogg (@foggy1974) May 14, 2020
Just another Brandon Barker.
— Oscar Saravia (@Osaravia8) May 14, 2020
The sad truth is next time you’ll be hearing about him he’ll be playing for another team!
— DeAdSHoT™ (@WycliffeKakai) May 15, 2020
You just know don’t you that this will be another guy we will let slip through the net .
— Blueblood123 (@Blueblood1233) May 15, 2020
Man City fans, can you see Braaf becoming a future star at the Etihad? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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