Wolves academy forward Leon Chiwome has made it to the list of Guardian’s Next Generation 2022.
The 16-year-old promising young forward is the only player with Zimbabwean roots to be selected among a host of talented youths coming up the ranks in the UK.
Chiwome was included in the official list released on the 27th of September by the British daily newspaper.
The Guardian’s Next Generation every year features the 20 most promising youth in England, one at each Premier League club born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006, an age band known as first time scholars
And Chiwome has been a revelation since joining Wolves from AFC Wimbledon in the summer scoring on his u18s debut.
The youngster who is born to a British mother and a Zimbabwean father has already scored two goals in his first three matches for Wolves U-18s. He also made a cameo off the bench in the U21s EFL trophy victory against Shrewsbury Town at the end of August.
Wolves academy manager Jonathan Hunter Barrett believes the Zimbabwean has all what it takes to be a world class striker.
“What we saw in him was an excellent profile for a center forward, who is big strong and quick,” said Barrett
“He is very keen to learn and get on the ball, and he knows where the back of the net is.
Chiwome is eligible to play for both England and Zimbabwe at international level, but the youngster has already shown his passion to represent the Warriors.