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Scouting report: Brooks' 'potential value' tops $45 million
April 19th, 2013 6:32PM

TAGS:  americans abroad, germany, under-20 world cup


[AMERICANS ABROAD] American-German John Anthony Brooks is considered one of the top prospects in German soccer. The 20-year-old defender, who says he'll soon decide between representing the U.S. U-20s or German U-21s this summer, plays for 2. Bundesliga leader Hertha Berlin and his "potential valuation" is put at $45.6 million.

Sky Sports Scout rates him at 60/80, making him a "great prospect." Its evaluation describes Brooks:

Standing at 6ft 4in, Brooks is an imposing player - but he is no bruising centre-half [central defender].

Elegant, with a good footballing brain - the fact he has not even been booked for Hertha this season tells its own story about his game. Clearly good in the air, Brooks is a confident performer and at 20 looks a hugely impressive figure.

Sky Sports Scout put Brooks' current value at $7.6 and his potential value at $45.6 million.

  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: April 19, 2013 at 7:07 p.m.
    would love to get this guy involved with the USMNT. However, Hertha is going up next season so he will have plenty of visibility and he won't need world cup exposure to get him to the next level. that sounds mercenary and maybe he's not that calculating, but if Hertha was just mid table this year that might have swayed him already...
  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: April 19, 2013 at 7:16 p.m.
    Sounds like he will be a natural for the German MNT. Best not to even waste our time.
  1. feliks fuksman
    commented on: April 20, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.
    Time will tell.

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