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Sheffield Wednesday: Teenage Owls striker named as one of the 60 best young players in the world

Sheffield Wednesday’s Eyad Hammoud has been included in a list of the 60 best young talents in world football by the Guardian.

The Bulgarian forward made the list along with young stars from clubs including Barcelona, Santos and Bayern Munich as one of the players to watch out for in the future.

All of the players featured were born in 2001.

Lilian Thuram’s son Khéphren Thuram-Ulien and Real Madrid bound Rodryo who progressed through the Santos academy that produced Neymar are also on the list.

Hammoud made headlines for becoming the second-youngest player to feature in the Bulgarian top flight at the age of 15 years and four months in 2016.

Before joining Wednesday, the 17-year-old had trials with Arsenal and Stoke City and is said to have an exciting blend of pace, stamina and hold up play.

He says he fell in love with football thanks to his grandma, who supports Manchester United.

Hammoud has gained experience with the Bulgarian under-18 team and is reportedly progressing well in the Owls academy.

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