Scout Report: Mohamed Daramy

When you think of Red Bull, you think of adrenaline. From their drinks to their formula 1 team, and even their football teams! Another thing Red Bull has become synonymous with in recent years is the mass production of top young talent every season. Both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig seem to find the best young talents every year and help them reach their full potential. The next player on the radar of the German club is 16-year-old forward, Mohamed Daramy, who is highly touted by the many that have witnessed his great season in Copenhagen.

The Sierra Leone-born striker has been in top form for Copenhagen’s youth team as he has a tally of four goals in eight games (seven starts). Daramy’s hard work finally paid off as he was called up to the first team squad for their game against fourth division side, Viby, in the third round of the competition. Mohamed Daramy’s dream of making his professional debut finally came true when the teenager came on to make a 27-minute cameo, and to top it all off, he scored late on to seal a 3-0 victory for his side. His goal was a lovely, well taken, one that he created from the half-way line; showing tremendous dribbling ability and pace to get past a defender, then a nice pass to his team-mate, who gave it straight back before he scored from a nice first-time finish that went straight into the bottom corner to become FC Copenhagen’s youngest ever goalscorer.

Mohamed Daramy showcased his talent for Copenhagen’s under-17 team last season, and at just 15, he was immediately moved to the under-19 and reserve set-ups respectively, where to say he hit the ground running would be an understatement! The teenager scored one goal in two games for the reserve side before going on to score a hat-trick on his under-19 debut in a 4-1 win over Odense Boldklub. Things got even better for Daramy as he scored in every other game for the rest of the season to have a final tally of six goals in just four games. Overall, in the four matches, a total of 22 goals were scored, so it definitely wasn’t boring to watch Copenhagen or Daramy in that time!

Mohamed Daramy celebrates his goal in FC Copenhagen’s 1-1 draw with Helsingør Reserves – March 27, 2018. []

The youngster has shown his versatility throughout his young career as he can play anywhere across the front four, as showcased bagging a brace at left wing in a 5-2 defeat to Brøndby. The forward has a great natural ability to score goals and has great movement that a lot of professional players could only dream of. As stated earlier, Mohamed Daramy also has great dribbling and is very pacy, which makes him a nightmare for defenders. Adding that to his height, physique, and long legs, he really has the potential to reach the very top of the footballing ladder. If Mohammed Daramy does end up going to RB Leipzig, then he has chosen the perfect destination to take a huge step closer to reaching his potential. There is no certainty in the transfer or the future of the player, but one thing that is for certain is that you really need to keep an eye on him!

By Mitchell Procter

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