Alfred Koroma is determined to make Brazilian football work.
In February we reported the former US U17 star was with Fluminense, attempting to join there reserve (U-23) side. Koroma impressed Flu coaches with the organization keen to sign him to a professional deal.
However, OWTY has learned that ‘paperwork documentation’ derailed the US youth strikers move to the Rio de Janeiro side.
Koroma’s strong play in matches for Fluminense reserve side has opened eyes of other top Brazilian outfits including Porto Alegre side Internacional.
Internacional has offered Koroma a 60 day trial, which OWTY has learned was given so the Brazilian side can clear up the paperwork. Sources close to the situation claim Inter is hopeful to sign the powerful attacker from Texas, following his extended trial.
According to GloboEsporte.com the Internacional coaches are impressed not only by Koroma’s size, speed and skill with the ball but his ability to read the field is excellent for his age. Koroma has already featured for Inter in a few friendly matches, playing on both outside wings and up top as a center forward. His movement in the attacking third has drawn praise of the entire Inter technical staff.
Koroma’s play in Brazil has also reportedly made it way back to US Soccer who is monitoring Koroma’s progress intently. There are not many players within the US pool that possess the qualities Koroma has, making him a valuable member of the youth US pool.
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