16-year old Newcastle United prospect Deese Kasinga-Madia has been tipped for a bright future in the game, featuring in the Premier League’s top 20 talents under the age of 18 today.
The talented winger was born in Congo in 2000 (makes you feel old doesn’t it!) and raised in London, with the club tying him down to a two-year scholarship over the summer.
North East correspondent Louise Taylor – who watched him in this summer’s Milk Cup – had the following to say about the winger following his nomination in The Guardian:
‘A pacey, technically gifted left-sider, comfortable on the wing or in a more central attacking midfield role, Kasinga-Madia is in the first year of a two-year scholarship on Tyneside. Already making his mark on Dave Watson’s under-18 side, he was born in DR Congo but grew up in London, where he became part of Brentford’s junior system. As befits a player who started out as a goal-hungry central striker, Kasinga possesses a decent shot.’
He is currently in Dave Watson’s under-18 side and looks like one to watch over the coming years. Someone I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for him in reserve games at St James’ Park should he make the step up to the U-23’s.
Here’s him scoring in the Milk Cup for Newcastle United U-18’s over the summer:
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