If you love Mbappe, you’ll surely love this new left-winger, Kamaldeen Sulemana.[More About Him]

The Wunderkind team has selected 11 players in collaboration with BBC Sport, and presenter Steve Crossman will be joined by experts to discuss the latest addition, with one new player revealed each week.

So far, the squad includes Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez, Bayer Leverkusen winger Florian Wirtz, Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, Santos central defender Kaiky, and Barcelona midfielder Gavi.

Kamaldeen Sulemana, a Ghana international, began his career with the Right to Dream Academy before joining Danish top-flight side FC Nordsjaelland in February 2020, signing his contract on his 18th birthday.

Later that year, he made his international debut, and during his time in Denmark, he was named Superliga Player of the Month in April 2021, before joining French club Rennes last summer in a deal worth more than £16.5 million.

Sulemana, a 20-year-old pacy and skilled left-winger, scored after only 14 minutes of his competitive debut for Rennes – a 1-1 draw with Lens – and has been an integral part of their side that is vying for Champions League qualification and has reached the Europa Conference League’s last 16.

Gary Al-Smith, a football journalist explained; “If you like [Paris St-Germain and France forward] Kylian Mbappe, you like Kamaldeen. If you’ve not seen Kamaldeen, think of Mbappe but someone who is not as refined.

“He is raw and Rennes was one of the best places for him to go and as Mbappe got at Monaco, he needs a year or two at Rennes or a team that is slightly above them to give him the shelter he needs.

“He’s got about four signature moves that you know are coming, but cannot stop.

“I didn’t see him in the Right to Dream days, I first saw him in his Nordsjaelland days, and he has the ball and within two seconds he accelerates and he’s gone. If you’re behind Kamaldeen, just call it quits.

“The world is his oyster and it is whether he can convert chances to become a top-level player.

“Players who showed potential and were not as skilled as Kamaldeen, like [Manchester City and England winger] Raheem Sterling, have been able to play at the top with the coaching of someone like Pep Guardiola.

“Kamaldeen can play for any team in the world, but I can’t stress how important the coaching will be in his formative years. Under good coaching, he can get into a top-three or top-four side in any of the top-five leagues in the world, but it depends on the coaching.”


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