Ghana U20 potential Ansah Boakye tipped to gatecrash the big stage in Italy

The 17-year-old possesses admirable marauding runs and can bomb forward to cause problems for opposing players

Italian football talent watchers have been waxing lyrical about Ghanaian youth prodigy Nana Ansah Boakye.

Boakye, 17, has demonstrated great precocity at such a tender age and could make his senior debut for Juve Stabia in the Serie C.

The talented wing-half is a workhorse on the flanks and frequently bomb forward to launch explosive attacks at opposition teams.

Despite being at tender age, the offensive wing-half is known in particular for his pace, stamina, overlapping attacking runs, and technical skills, which also enable him to play in midfield, or as a winger.

Boakye's impressive work ethics and focus has already earned him comparison with former Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves.

His energy and characteristics are rare for a player of his age and looks set to gatecrash his way to the big stage soon. Italian giants AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan have at different times sent their entourage to monitor the performance of the youngster.

With such qualities, Ghana might miss out on a young talent who could potential feature for Italy with the European nation monitoring him for a call-up to the U19 side.

Ghana U20 coach Karim Zito recently named a 44-man squad to begin camping as the West Africans begin preparations for the next assignment.

The European scouts for Zito must focus their attention on Ansah Boakye cap him at the junior level before Italy snap him up.