Hassan Ayari has become the latest player from Sheffield United’s youth squads to get international recognition.
The Blades confirmed yesterday that Ayari, 18, has been given a call-up to the Tunisia under-20s, showcasing once more the production line at Bramall Lane in recent years.
Ayari is among a number of fine young players emerging from the ranks at Shirecliffe under Jack Lester’s guidance and leadership.
The youngster is impressing in the development ranks alongside other hot prospects such as Antwoine Hackford, Iliman Ndiaye, and George Broadbent.
All three will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of former Blades such as Kyle Walker, Dominic Calver-Lewin, and Kyle Naughton, who have all gone on to have fine Premier League careers.
In more recent times, current stopper Aaron Ramsdale emerged from the youth ranks, while current squad members Rhys Norrington-Davies and Reagan Slater have also been in and around the first XI.
Chris Wilder, then, will certainly be keeping a close eye on proceedings and as he always discusses the the short, medium, and long-term, a couple of these lads, including Ayari, seem to be set for big things.