According to the Mail Online’s Simon Jones, and supported by The Sun’s Alan Nixon on Twitter (below), Premier League scouts will be at Elland Road tomorrow watching Birmingham striker Adan George.
The Young Blues face Leeds United’s Under-23s in the final of the Professional Development League in a game that will be a 12:30 kick-off at Elland Road.
Youngster George, still just 16, made his first start for the Birmingham Under-23s against Ipswich Town’s Under-23s last week. He not only impressed but also scored in a 3-0 win over Town.
The Mail Online’s Jones says that “the powerful 16-year-old has attracted the attention of top flight clubs”, citing the impressive displays that he has put on over his recent appearances.
Above, The Sun’s Nixon takes it away from the vague ambiguity of ‘top Premier League clubs’ and specifically names North London side Tottenham Hotspur as one side interested in the youngster.
His strengths and skill set were discussed in Jones’ article, comments coming from Birmingham City’s development coach Steve Spooner. Spooner said of George:
“He’s had a fantastic end to the campaign. Thirteen, 14 goals for the season. He looks a real threat. There are still areas of the game he needs to tidy up on, particularly with his back to the goal. But he is a real threat. He has a physique like a middleweight boxer and you get him running in the channels against you, when he uses his strength as well as his pace, then he causes a problem.”
These visiting scouts will also get a chance to see another powerfully built youngster in Leeds United’s Ryan Edmondson, a 17-year-old with 19 goals to his name this season.