View: Bournemouth starlet Christian Saydee is a striker you need to know about
Bournemouth striker Christian Saydee impressed up front during his side’s Carabao Cup victory over Norwich City on 23 August.
The 20-year-old was originally named on the bench but once Jamal Lowe dropped out of the team with an illness, he came into the team and did not disappoint.
Bournemouth manager Scott Parker is reportedly rethinking plans to send the youngster out on loan after his performance against the Canaries. [Dorset Live]
But who is the 20-year-old forward and why is he a player that Bournemouth fans should start to be excited about?
Who is Christian Saydee?
Saydee joined the club from Reading in 2018 and has progressed through the youth ranks ever since making the move to the southcoast four years ago.
He has already been on loan spells away from the club at Weymouth and Burton Albion where he made 18 appearances in League One.
However, against Norwich, he announced himself to Cherries fans who may not have seen him before and gave them a taste of what they can expect from him.
He stood in for Jamal Lowe exceptionally well, demonstrating fantastic centre-forward play throughout the cup tie.
On numerous occasions, he was able to use his upper body strength and ball control to turn his defender and create shooting opportunities.
The 20-year-old striker, who is of Liberian descent, was the standout player on the night and it is no surprise his performance has reportedly turned the head of his manager Scott Parker. [Dorset Live]
In a post-match interview, a beaming Saydee told AFCBTV: “First 20 minutes I was a bit nervous and I wasn’t really getting on the ball.
“Once the ball started to help me, I started to feel more comfortable and yeah, I’m buzzing.”
He did not score on the night, but he did everything but topping off his performance by expertly dispatching his spot-kick in the penalty shootout at the end of the match.
Watch out for him.
In other Bournemouth news, the Cherries’ starlets helped get the win over Norwich.