Rafik Zekhnini is a 17 year old left winger for Norwegian side Odds Ballklubb and before last nights Europa League game against Borussia Dortmund most people would probably never of heard of him. But after a display that helped his side to a 3-0 lead against Dortmund after only 22 minutes, surely everyone will be asking is this boy the next best thing. Norway are producing some exciting young talent at this present moment in time, Martin Ødegaard who is only 16 years old recently joined Real Madrid and already has 6 senior Norway caps. The match my have finished 4-3 to Borussia Dortmund in the end, but Zekhnini’s performance in that match was enough to make Mats Hummels a Champions League Finalist and World Cup winner gasp in shock when he heard how old Zekhnini was.
Rafik Zekhnini may only be 17 years old to Mats Hummels surprise, but keep an eye on him because he may well be a star in the future.