After some commanding performances at the back during AX’s showcase tour to Sweden, we are delighted to announce that central defender Henry Booth has earned a training stint with English outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers.
After initially being selected for AX’s U17 showcase squad it was clear that his talents merited a prompt promotion into the U23 side. The FC Bolts Academy player faced five professional Swedish teams during the tour, ranging from the top tier Superettan to Division Three, and marshalled the defence with a maturity that belied his years. After just three games Booth’s defensive partner Kevin Garcia signed professional terms with Swedish Division One side IFK Lulea, but further success followed when Wolverhampton Wanderers invited Booth to train with them on the recommendation of AX staff.
Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are commonly referred to as Wolves, played in the English Premier League as recently as 2012 and now sit in the upper echelons of League One looking to gain a return to the Championship. The Midlands side have a great tradition of defenders too, with Manchester City and England’s Joleon Lescott being one of their more recent academy graduates.
Seventeen year-old Booth is committed to playing at Duke University following his final year of high school, but Wolves will be keeping tabs on him throughout after he impressed during his week with the club.
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