The latest A-League talent radar focuses on NPL in Queensland. The Sunshine State has three future A-League talents you need to know now.
This week, we head north and spotlight three top talents, starting with a sublime NPL striker who has become a viral sensation and could be mistaken for a surfer.
Club: Olympic FC
You can’t miss Jez. He’s the NPL Messi!
A few stunning goals for Olympic in the last year have lit up social media.
Long blond hair and smashing goals, the lightly built attacker has garnered a hefty reputation in Queensland’s NPL.
Many believe Lofthouse is the best attacking talent outside the A-League.
The question is: does this talented kid want it? If he does, he could easily step up and make a big name for himself.
He’s already had interest from two A-League clubs for youth team contracts but remains to play senior football with Olympic where he’s learning each week.
He’s in a professional environment playing regularly under head coach Ben Cahn and learning off former Socceroo Shane Stefanutto and former A-League midfielder Alex Smith.
Lofthouse could make that next step and become a cult hero. Let’s hope for the A-League’s sake that happens.