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The coach of the second-tier side has tipped the Ghanaian prodigy to shine as he continues to power Sassuolo to the top

The coach of Sassuolo, Eusebio De Francesco, has lauded the performance of Ghanaian youngster Richmond Boakye-Yiadom in the ongoing league, describing him as the best youth striker in Italy.

“Boakye is the best in his age group in Italy right now, he hardly misses chances and that is the hallmark of a quality striker,” Francesco told the club's official website.

“He is the best player in the Serie B currently; hopefully he will take us to the Serie A before going back to Juventus.”

The 19-year-old forward hit a brace against Reggina over the weekend for the league leaders at the Stadia Alberto Braglia in Modena to increase his tally this season to six.

Boakye-Yiadom, who is on a second successive loan spell with Sassuolo netted 12 goals in 34 appearances last season for the club as they missed out the ticket to Serie A during the play-off.

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