Aaron Connolly statistic shows how promising the young Galway lad is

Aaron Connolly statistic shows how promising the young Galway lad is

NOT BAD company to be keeping at all.

It's easy to forget that Aaron Connolly is just 21 years of age.

This is partly because Covid has warped all of our senses of time, and also because of what the young Galway man has achieved since breaking on to the scene.

There was plenty of hype surrounding him before he got those two beautiful goals against Spurs back in 2019, but it has since sadly slowed down, largely due to a lack of gametime and some unfortunate injuries.

But a statistic, that was recently shared by Statman Dave, shows just how promising a talent Connolly still is.

Out of all of the players 21 or younger to have scored in the Premier League since the start of last season, only Mason Greenwood, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka and Pedro Neto have more goals than the former Oranmore man.

Greenwood has 15, Foden has 11, Neto has 8 and Saka has 6, while Connolly has scored 5. The other four names in that list would not be sold for less than £50 million, and are seen as some of the hottest prospects on the planet.

This really highlights how few strikers of that age get valuable minutes in the Premier League, and is made even more impressive when you think about how much time Connolly has missed through injury.

Plus, he would be the first to tell you that he has also missed some big chances that he really should have stuck away.

Brighton look sure to be playing in the Premier League next season, and whether Connolly is with them or not, if he manages to stay fit he could have himself a breakout season.