KAA Gents Nigerian forward Samuel Kalu has been named among the top U20 prospects according to CIES Football Observatory’s list,
The CIES Football Observatory has published their list of the 50 best European footballing prospects. This takes into account their analysis of the Under-20 category – those players born since 1998 and considers the individual playing minutes, and league, to weight career potential.
Samuel Kalu who is having a remarkable season with the Belgian Giants was surprisingly the only Nigerian on the list
The list had AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma as the most promising prospect aged under 20 in European football
Toulouse’s Alban Lafont take the 2nd spot while PSG’s Kylian Mbappé (on loan from Monaco) comes in third.
Samuel Kalu is 17th on the list
Kalu has been directly involved in ten goals ( 5 goals, 5 assists) from 21 apps for Gent
He is yet to be capped for the Super Eagles