Myron Boadu will be a name familiar to Liverpool fans after his exploits in Monday’s Euro u21 quarter-final.
With Reds new boy Ibrahima Konate in action for France against The Netherlands, Kopites were tuning in to see their new centre-back.
While Konate impressed, France went out after a brace from Holland striker Boadu, including a last-minute winner.
The AZ Alkmaar man was his country’s key man going into the tournament. He has not disappointed thus far and is ready to go again in tonight’s semi-final against Germany.
Meanwhile, with Liverpool on the lookout for a new young forward, their eyes should be fully focused on the game and on Boadu in particular.
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Boadu a perfect cheap solution for Liverpool
With Divock Origi seemingly on his way out this summer, Jurgen Klopp will surely be looking for a replacement.
The ideal player would be somebody young and relatively cheap that is content with not playing every single game, but with the potential to be a world-class forward in the not-too-distant future.
Myron Boadu is exactly that. Goal reckon that he will cost just £17m.
He has put up excellent numbers in each of his last two Eredivisie campaigns with AZ Alkmaar.
Boadu scored 14 goals and got six assists in 24 games in 2019/20. He only turned 19-years-old two months before the Dutch leagues were curtailed because of the pandemic.
Boadu continued where he left off in 2020/21. This time, it was 15 goals and one assist in 31 games.
He is a natural No 9 poacher but also has the speed and intelligence to play out wide.
He showed what he is all about with his two goals against Konate’s France side earlier this week.
For his first, Boadu showcased his superb positional intelligence.
After France cleared a cross, their defensive line rushed out. However, Boadu noticed Faitout Maouassa lagging behind his teammates so he held his position and collected a loose shot in acres of space in the box and finished with his left foot.
For his last-minute winner, Boadu kept up with the quick Dutch counter-attack and again showed great intelligence to get into Aurelien Tchouameni’s blind spot, before finishing a very difficult cross with one touch.
Still just 20-years-old and unlikely to cost a fortune, Boadu will undoubtedly be drawing the attention of Michael Edwards and co.
Fans should take a look at him in action tonight at 8pm (UK). He is sure to cause problems and do his best to inspire Holland to a Euro u21 Final.