With an eye on the future and the development of the game, Roc Nation Sports has announced its 'Class of 2021’: Nine new young up and coming players recruited from across Europe. Nine different journeys to keep our eyes on…

Roc Nation has made some huge moves in football over the last couple of years, with not even a global pandemic seeming able to stop their unyielding progress. Last year saw them add Marcus Rashford, Wilfried Zaha, Federico Bernadeschi and Tyrone Mings to their already impressive roster, as well as the becoming exclusive consulting partner of AC Milan and Leeds United. And now they look to the future once more, announcing its ‘Class of 2021’; nine players new young players on nine separate journeys.

The list is made up of Billy Gee (Chelsea FC / England Under-16s), Ilyes Zouaoui (Olympique de Marseille), Jadan Raymond (Crystal Palace FC / England Under-18s), Bradley Ibrahim (Arsenal FC / England Under-17s), Aylan Benyahia (Olympique de Marseille / France Under-16s), Finlay Corrigan (Ipswich Town / Wales Under-16s), Noham Abdellaoui (St Etienne / Algeria Under-17s), Alfie McNally (Fulham FC) and Albie Armin (Ipswich Town).

Recruitment follows the agency announcement of Alan Redmond as Head of Football. A strategic move for 360 representation agency Roc Nation Sports, Redmond joined the family with a roster of 19 players, including Tyreece John-Jules, and Nathan Ferguson. The FA Licensed Agent, with an extensive network across Premier League and European Clubs, leads on strategic approach for agency on-field football representation. On signing, Alan Redmond said, “Identifying and working alongside elite emerging talents is the bedrock of what we do at Roc Nation Sports. Each of these players adds a strong and defined set of attributes to our roster and I’m delighted to welcome the boys to the family.

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Over the last 12-months, Roc Nation Sports has placed strategic focus on developing our football roster under the guidance of subject matter experts,” explained Michael Yormark, President of Roc Nation Sports International. The recruitment of Alan Redmond to spearhead this build has seen magnificent results, and whilst our ambition is to remain boutique to guarantee our clients are serviced effectively in a bespoke manner, the appetite from top established and emerging professionals to partner with us on their journey is clear and a credit to the incredible team we have been able to build here in Europe. We are thrilled to welcome the new class of youngsters and look forward to meeting all of their on-and-off field objectives as they grow through the agency.”

The Roc Nation machine keeps rolling on...