Brian Brobbey Is The Next Ajax Youngster To Look Out For

Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt have delighted fans this season for Ajax but even if both leave for pastures new there's no reason to stop enjoying the De ligts of Ajax's academy.

Lucas Moura's brilliant last minute goal, that completed his hat-trick, against Ajax in the Champions League semi final was an incredible moment no doubt but for neutrals it was a shame that the Dutch side were knocked out,

Much like Monaco a couple of years before them, Ajax had amazed and entertained crowds by knocking both Real Madrid and Juventus out of the competition and were everyone's new second favourite team.

As good as Moura's moment was it was a shame that the Dutch side were knocked out, especially as most people assume their team, again like Monaco, will be split up by approaches from Europe's biggest names for their players.

Frenkie de Jong is already joining Barcelona and Matthijs de Ligt is expected to join him, whilst many other players have been linked with moves, but the Eredivisie leaders have more young players to come.

Ryan Gravenberch is someone who's attracted some attention, and is even in Antoine Griezmann's Football Manager team, but Bobby Brobbey is having an incredible season.

According to Transfermarkt the Dutch striker has scored 34 goals in 35 appearances for the under 19s this season aged just 17. That's to go with the 26 goals in 24 games for the under 17s last season.

Brobbey, who was born in Amsterdam in 2002, which makes me feel sickeningly old, has also made two appearances for Jong Ajax, the club's second side, this season without scoring.

The teenager has already won silverware with the national side too having been part of the Netherlands' team that won the 2018 UEFA European Under 17s Championships.

Brobbey celebrates winning the Under 17 Euros. Image: PA Images
Brobbey celebrates winning the Under 17 Euros. Image: PA Images

Brobbey is from quite the footballing family as his brothers, Kevin Luckassen and Derrick Luckassen, play for Almere City and PSV respectively.

With Ajax just a point away from winning the Dutch title and clearly still in such rude health when it comes to their youth products it won't matter too much when some of Europe's elite sides come for their current crop of talented players.

It's just a huge shame they couldn't have finished the season with a European title too.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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