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US U-18 player Tweets photo signing contract with Atletico Madrid

Apr 7, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

His name is Dembakwi Yomba and he’s apparently headed to one of the biggest clubs in the world, according to his own Twitter profile.

Days after Marquette University let it be known that their recruit, U-18 striker Andrija Novakovich, would be forgoing college to sign with Reading in England’s Championship division, Yomba posted this photo on Twitter.

Yomba, a Georgia resident born in Sierra Leone, was one of the top-rated Class of 2015 high school players in the United States. He has played for the U-17 national team and was called up to the U-18 side along with Novakovich earlier this year.

The player does not turn 18 until Sept. 4. He was listed as a commitment to the University of North Carolina.

  1. kirielson - Apr 7, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Athletico will be a great experience. They know how to develop talent while being competitive.

  2. yankeefootball - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    It’s great to see so many “new generation” Americans getting the call from Europe. Our game has come a long way. Proof positive by so many of the recent signings. More so, the acceptance by European football as a whole of Americans. It’s not so long ago that players from the U.S. we’re not held in very high regard, save a few.

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