Premier League News: ‘Young star’ Saka is a serious threat to the American dream, warns Turner

    According to goalkeeper Matt Turner, Bukayo Saka is one of the best young players in the world and he will pose a huge threat to the hopes of the United States when they face England.

    The USA started their World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against Wales on Monday and will next face a big test in Group B against Gareth Southgate’s side.

    Saka took center stage as the Three Lions thrashed Iran 6–2, becoming the youngest player to score a World Cup double for England (21 years and 77 days).

    Turner has seen Saki’s talents up close since he joined Arsenal from the New England Revolution in June, and he knows the US must keep a close eye on the canny winger if they want to have a chance on Friday.

    “I think it’s pretty clear – he’s one of the young stars of world football,” Turner said of Sack on Wednesday.

    “He is a top player and I don’t think you need me to tell anyone on our team what a threat he is in the game.

    “He scores goals in many ways. He is really developed and mature.

    “He has become stronger, as far as I understand. I’ve only been with him for a few months.

    “I look forward to playing against familiar faces. He is a very, very good player who can change any game he plays.”

    Saki’s brace came off a fine opening goal from Jude Bellingham on Monday. This was the first time in England that two players aged 21 and under had scored in the same World Cup match.

    No England international has scored in consecutive tournaments aged 21 or under, the youngest being Michael Owen in 2002 at 22.

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