Teenage Kicks: Bashir Humphreys
In the final part of our series looking at the upbringing of our Academy youngsters, defender Bashir Humphreys talks us through how he came to love football, his swimming days and playing for England.
A French Under-16 international who can play in either a back three or back four, he is a quick and athletic individual who also enjoys coming out of defence with the ball and has a good range of pass. He signed his first professional contract in January 2019.
He enjoyed a solid first season in English football, featuring frequently for the youth team and scoring dramatically late on at home to Southampton to rescue a point in January. The Paris-born defender also made his debut in the UEFA Youth League and Premier League 2 during the campaign.
The Frenchman made seven outings for Ed Brand's Under-18s during the 2019/20 season, scoring two goals, both came in the league game against Norwich at Cobham.