Leeds United starlet Darko Gyabi likely on radar as Andy Edwards attends under-21s game
England under-19s assistant coach Andy Edwards, 51, was in attendance for the Leeds United under-21s game against Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday.
Crewe ended up winning the game 2-1 on penalties as it was goalless after relegation time, and Gyabi was among the high-profile names that featured for the Whites.
Thus far, Gyabi has featured for a number of England’s youth teams right from the under-15s to the under-18s and may be ready for the next step.
Via Twitter, Yorkshire Evening post journalist Joe Donnohue wrote, “Darko Gyabi started strongly in the middle. England U19 coach Andy Edwards – in attendance tonight – likely keeping a keen eye on the Leeds man.”
Deserves the recognition
Gyabi was one of the top-rated prospects at Manchester City and few had heard of him before he moved to Elland Road over the summer.
The 18-year-old was tipped to be in and around the first-team picture, but thus far, he has been playing for the juniors and has been putting in decent performances.
The Whites did not sign him on the cheap either so the expectation is that he should soon be ready for first-team football just like Willy Gnonto.
According to Phil Hay, the Whites shelled out £5million for someone who had not even played a minute of senior football.
Clearly, the scouts have seen something in him to shell out that kind of money for him and it’s now time to see him deliver for the senior side.
Hopefully, like Gnonto, Gyabi is eased into the squad by first being put on the bench for a few games, before throwing him on in the latter stages of a game.
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