Is Ajax striker Brian Brobbey good enough to play in the Premier League?

It’s been a solid start to the season for Brian Brobbey, who, despite Ajax’s poor start to the season, has still managed to score six Eredivisie goals. The 21-year-old striker still has plenty of potential, and with four goals in his last four matches across all competitions, he appears to be on course for his best season in an Ajax shirt. 

Dutch journalist Henk Spaan believes that Brian Brobbey is ready for the Premier League. Writing for Het Parool, Spaan touched on Bournemouth’s 3-0 victory over Manchester United last Saturday, focusing on several former Eredivisie players who helped to sway the game in the way of the Cherries. ‘Saturday, Dominic Solanke was the best player on the pitch. Marcos Senesi and Milos Kerkez played well and Harry Maguire couldn’t compete against Justin Kluivert. My statement today is: Brobbey can keep up in the Premier League.’

Brian Brobbey definitely has traits that fit the Premier League. His physical presence is required in a league like the English top flight and he’s rarely injured. He’s started in all but one of Ajax’s Eredivisie games this season. Whether he’d be able to consistently score goals in the Premier League is certainly a tough point to call, but, if we look at sides like Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Burnley and Nottingham Forest, to name a few, they could all do with an extra goalscorer to propel them up the table. 

Brian Brobbey could make an excellent super-sub in a Premier League side before potentially developing into a regular first team player. Some more time in the Eredivisie might be required before he can think of a move.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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