AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes that young defender Corey Jordan has the potential to make the breakthrough into the Cherries squad.
The 17 year old centre back joined the AFC Bournemouth youth set up as a seven year old.
So far this season he has featured for the Cherries against AC Milan in Warren Cummings’ testimonial and he has made his competitive debut, playing the final 15 minutes of extra time against Preston in the EFL Cup.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
‘…It`s very difficult for young players at Premier League clubs to make the breakthrough into the team. I`m not going to disguise that fact so he still has lots of variables which could happen from this point in his career.
“But as we stand now, he is a really good size, a very good shape and is still growing so I think he has got all the tools.
“He is a very composed footballer. He will probably need to improve aerially and become a bit more of a dominating presence in terms of his voice because as a defender I think that`s so important.
“There`s a couple of things he needs to add to his game but I think the rest is there.”
‘As it stands, we have Franno, Steve Cook, Marc Wilson, Tyrone Mings, Corey Jordan and Ake all available for the two centre back positions. Not too bad. – Join the conversation here.
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