[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.