IFK Gotheborg super starlet Alhassan Yusuf could be the next big thing in the Premier League predicts IKENWA NNABUOGOR…
One sweet player buzzing on the transfer market in Sweden is none other than rising star Alhassan Yusuf.
To football enthusiasts in the Scandinavian country, it’s no surprise that the IFK Gotheborg brilliant midfielder is attracting interests from English Premiership sides.
His first season in European football has roses fitted nicely on it as he capped it with the Swedish League Young Player of the Year award.
The award was most deserving as he capped his glorious season with several Man of The Match Awards as well as making the Team of the Week a good number of times. All these happened in the 19-year- old’s first year.
Clubs outside of Sweden were watching with keen interest as enquiries about the availability of the Kano-born star made headlines.
The Premier League in England seems the likeliest place this exciting youngster will berth eventually.
Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers have tabled official bids while a host more clubs have also made enquiries.
IFK Gothenburg have a bid in the region of 1.7 million Euros made by high-flying Sheffield United rejected by the Swedish club, according to media reports coming out of Sweden.
Wolves have also reportedly to be willing to splash 7 million euros on the midfielder, who made lots of remarkable assists in the closed season.
Wolves were willing to land the midfielder and then farm out on loan in Belgium to get adequately prepared for the rigours of English football.
It remains to be seen which English club will finally land the youngster touted by the Swedish press as one of the biggest young guns to grace the top flight in Sweden.
Like Chelsea midfielder N’golo Kante, Yusuf could be one of the most sought after players in the English top league in the coming years should Sheffield United or Wolves pull the strings to bring him to England.
Kante even surprised himself with his meteoric rise despite coming from less illustrious French side Caen but few years down the line, the France midfielder is one of the biggest names in world football.
Almost drawing comparisons with Kante, with whom he shares same facial and physical appearances, Yusuf could be sailing smoothly if he eventually lands in England.
Prominent among Yusuf’s numerous pluses is his staying power ala Kante, the former FC Hearts’ midfielder could certainly be another Kante in the making.
Besides his energy, vision, intelligence and superb passes, ‘Hasse’ is also versatile, which allows him to play in defensive, attacking and central midfield.
So good is the young midfielder that the likes of Barcelona, Ajax and Anderlecht have all enquired about him and should be eventually land in England, making him one of the brightest transfer prospects in Europe at the moment.
Named number 1 young talent in Sweden, Yusuf is primed to continue showing class and a move out of Sweden will do his game and career a world of good.