Sounds like he was brilliant for the U23s today. His development may be a bit of a slow burn because he’s a bit of a late bloomer physically and seems a bit timid in his appearances so far with the first team, but I’m really anxious to see how his career unfolds. His close control is amazing. He and Reiss Nelson have the talent to make it here, and have got to be the best two english prospects we’ve had since Wilshere.
Lot of talent in general in that U23 team tbh–partly due to the club oddly seeming to say fuck it to loans for players like Zelalem and AMN–but I think you’d have to say Nelson, Willock, and Bielik are as interesting a trio as we’ve had since Bellerín, Gnabry, and Akpom. Except now there’s also Jeff, Zelalem, and then Malen and Coyle in earlier stages of development.
Interesting also that Ben Sheaf has been converted to a centre back, surely a good ball playing one considering his quality on the ball, and the results seem to be very good so far.