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IF Brommapojkarna superkid Jardell Kanga discusses Barcelona trials

IF Brommapojkarna superkid Jardell Kanga has spoken of his trials with Barcelona's academy.

At 15, Swedish prospect Kanga became the youngest player in BP's history to sign pro terms and he has just completed a training stint with Barca. The teen admits it was more a form of internship than a trial as he used the time as a learning experience.

He told Sportbladet via Fotboll Transfers: "It was cool to be there and see how their young players take care of themselves, how professional they are. I went there to get to know the club and I really feel that I have done so during these days.

"Most players were '02s and '03s and a couple of years older than me. It went really well, I think. The tempo and technique were good with the players. We did not play any matches, but I always scored in the small team game. There were some players who were very, very good."

On the prospect of a return, Kanga says Barca will be staying in contact - and for him, if the offer arrives he'll be willing to accept.

He added: "I do not know more than that they'll keep in touch with those who help me, including my agent Hasan Cetinkaya. I am hoping for the best. I would be willing to move if they wanted to. But I'm not in a hurry."

Kanga has already spent time with Brighton's academy in England and also with Holland's Feyenoord.

Interestingly a member of Barca coach Ronald Koeman's staff is Swedish great and former Blaugrana striker Henrik Larsson. Kanga's agent, Hasan Cetinkaya, meanwhile, counts Barca players Frenkie de Jong and Martin Braithwaite as among his management company's clients.


- updated March 2

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