According to a report by inews, The Polish national set-up are monitoring Derby County youngster Bartosz Cybulski as a potential future international star.
The report says Poland have hired former sports journalist Przemyslaw Soczynski as their FA talent ID coordinator in the UK as they search for future national stars.
Derby academy striker Cybulski is among those being monitored. He is making his mark at youth level, and Soczynski has been charged with overlooking his development.
Soczynski explained the situation, quoted by inews.
We have the new generation after 2004. A lot of these kids moved to the UK when they were three, four, five years old. These guys are now 16 or 17 and they’re slowly starting to breakthrough at Premier League academies. We have a few players in national [age group] teams who have been through the whole UK system but those numbers will grow. There’s around one million Poles in the UK – it’s a numbers game, you’re going to see more and more Polish youngsters coming through, even at the best academies.
Who is Bartosz Cybulski?
Cybulski has started to make an impact in the Derby academy.
The towering striker has been with the Rams since under-9 level. He signed as a first-year scholar for the Championship club ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
The 16-year-old turns 17 next week. He has made six appearances for Justin Walker’s U18 side this season, scoring three goals and grabbing one assist.
Derby’s U18 side will feature in Europe this season after being crowned U18 Premier League champions last season. They beat Arsenal 5-2 in the north vs south final.
It’s a great opportunity for the likes of Cybulski. He scored a brace in the recent 5-1 win over Manchester United, and now he can show off his skills against Europe’s best academies.