He may not have graced the consciousness of every football fan yet but when you take a look at the man in action his potential is there for all to see.
So it was interesting to read this week that Celta Vigo winger Theo Bongonda has name checked Manchester United as one of three teams that he would like to join if he was offered the chance in future.
He was quoted in British media outlet, The Sun, as saying:
“I could comfortably stay another two or three years with Vigo, but it is not my ambition to spend the rest of my career with them.
“If Chelsea, Manchester United or Atletico Madrid call me in the near future I should be ready to make the step up to join them.
The 21-year-old certainly has sensational feet and does some lovely stuff in the the youtube video below.
He’s played eight times for the Belgium U21s and scored twice. If he continues in his current form it surely won’t be long before he is given a chance at full international level.
And he’s made 51 league appearances over the last two seasons for Celta with a return of four goals.
The big questions going forward with any exciting prospects like this are whether he can deliver consistently and whether he can score goals on a regular basis.
Increasingly in the modern game wingers are asked to come inside and chip in with the goals tally – the best all do it – and Manchester United will only be looking for the best in the next two transfer windows.
But Bongonda does tick many of the boxes for a top Manchester United player. He is so exciting to watch, he’s quick, fearless and loves to take on his man.
Let’s see some of the most promising moments of his young career so far. Manchester United fans: is he good enough for the very top level?