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Who is Adama Bojang? The 6ft 3in 'Gambian Hurricane' linked with Man Utd and Newcastle

Who is Adama Bojang? The 6ft 3in 'Gambian Hurricane' linked with Man Utd and Newcastle

Plenty of Premier League clubs are interested in the striker.

Manchester United and Newcastle are among the clubs showing an interest in signing Adama Bojang, but who is the 'Gambian Hurricane'?

Very few players make the step up from the Gambian first division to the Premier League, but that could be the destiny of Bojang, who has several European clubs queuing up for his signature.

According to the Guardian, Manchester United, Newcastle, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Tottenham and Wolves are all thought to be keeping tabs on the talented teenager, along with an array of German clubs.

But what makes him so special? Let's take a look at the 6ft 3in striker in more detail.

Who is Adama Bojang?

Bojang was born in Gambian town Bakau in 2004 and has quickly established himself as one of Africa's most promising talents.

The 19-year-old talisman plays as a centre-forward for Steve Biko FC in the Gambian First Division.

He helped his side achieve promotion from the second tier in 2021, and went on to play a key part in his country's recent run to the knockout stages at the Under-20 World Cup.

How has he played this season?

Bojang burst onto the scene in January, scoring a hat-trick against Birkama United.

His form earned him a call up to Gambia's U-20 squad, where he registered another hat-trick against South Sudan in the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

Bojang plundered a further two goals against Honduras at the U-20 World Cup, announcing himself on the global stage.

What's been said about him?

Standing at 6ft 3in, Bojang has been described as the "Gambian Hurricane" by Premier League News Now due to his frightening pace and stature.

His playing style has been compared to that of Erling Haaland, while he is thought to share the Norwegian's unwavering composure in front of goal.

The same report labelled him "one-dimensional", however, with the appropriate coaching one would expect him to hone other areas of his game.

Why might Man Utd be interested?

Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag is eager to sign an elite number nine this summer, with neither Wout Weghorst or Anthony Martial able to fill the void left behind by Cristiano Ronaldo.

The likes of Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen have been heavily rumoured with moves to Old Trafford, though both players are expected to cost in excess of £100 million, leaving Ten Hag scouring the market for cheaper alternatives.

Bojang is available for roughly €3m (£2.6m), according to the Guardian, making him suitable back-up for a more experienced forward.

What's the latest?

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed United's interest in Bojang on Thursday, tweeting:

"Manchester United are among clubs now showing interest in Gambia 2004 born talent Adama Bojang.

"Understand Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig are pushing to close deal for Bojang. Strasbourg are also monitoring the situation."

While the Guardian claim Bojang would favour a move to the Bundesliga over the Premier League.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Newcastle United, Transfers, Premier League, Liverpool, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Football