The demand for experience has waivered over the past few years; a more youthful approach the demand with a secondary look at players that have been around the block. Joe Gelhardt is 17 years old. As young as they come, and in demand…
Both Liverpool and Everton have peaked interests at Wigan’s wide man as his debut for England’s U18 side is inevitable in the coming days. Debuting for Paul Cook’s side at just 16 years-old, Gelhardt’s contract doesn’t run out until 2021. This means that a heavy fee is likely if he is to move to Merseyside, or anywhere else for that matter.
How Good Is He?
It’s hard to measure a player that has as little first team experience as Joe Gelhardt, but his wand of a left foot does become hard to ignore, even at youth level.
What a turn, what a strike. The confidence to even try that in one of his first senior games is magnificent. There is little to show you statistically, but this goal alone should excite fans of Liverpool. Speedy, sharp footwoork and a clinical touch to his game, Joe Gelhardt is one for the future,
There’s still plenty to come and it’s hard to make a judgment just yet, but we hope that we’ve helped you have a look into what the Wigan youngster is about.
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