Speaking to Sky Sports, pundit Don Goodman has said that he believes Brentford attacker Bryan Mbeumo could go on to do very well in the Premier League, comparing him to Wolves winger Adama Traore.
20-year-old attacker Bryan Mbeumo has enjoyed a thoroughly successful first season in English football. He joined Brentford last summer from French side ES Troyes AC and has become a star performer for the Bees.
In 34 Championship appearances, Mbeumo has netted an impressed 14 goals, providing seven assists along the way. The Frenchman has formed a strong attacking partnership with front three Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma, helping fire Brentford to 4th place after 37 games.
Mbeumo’s form has earned him praise from Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman. Speaking about Mbeumo, Goodman has drawn comparisons between the Brentford star and Wolves winger Adama Traore. He said:
“Based on everything I’ve seen and heard, the answer has to be an emphatic yes. He’s 20-years-old and delivering on the pitch. He’s a pocket dynamite but looks a lot older than he actually is. He’s not a big lad but he’s a powerful, stocky lad, hard to knock off the ball. He’s quick, he’s strong, he’s dynamic, he’s got goals and assists in him.
“We’ve compared him in many ways to Adama Traore. He started at Barcelona but frustrated all of his coaches, went to Villa and it was only Tony Pulis who started getting a tune out of him. It’s only really Nuno at Wolves who has managed to coach him to make better decisions when he’s in possession of the football and out of possession. I would go as far as to say Mbeumo is ahead of where Traore was when he was 20-years-old.
“Brentford have as good a chance as any of being promoted if we are to complete this season, but if they don’t, I think they may have to resign themselves to losing any one of those front three and I think anyone of those front three would do very well in the Premier League.”
Mbeumo’s form could see him linked with a move to the Premier League this summer. Brentford are no strangers to having top-flight interest in their star players, with the likes of Watkins and Benrahma being linked earlier this season. Ezri Konsa and Neal Maupay are among those to have left Griffin Park to make the step up to the Premier League recently, will Mbeumo follow in their footsteps?