With the latest list of IPO's set to be release later today we review the players:-
Xande Silva - IPO price £1.10 - The promising 21 year old Portugal winger/forward was signed by West Ham at the start of the season for £1.5m. After a string of good performances for the reserves(7 goals & 1 assist from 6 games) he has started to be in and around the first team squad making his league debut as a sub on the 30th Dec and starting in the FA Cup on the 5th Jan.
Vitaliy Mykolenko - IPO price £0.80 - This 19 year Left back has broken into the Dynamo Kiev first team this season starting 10 of the last 11 league games & their last 4 Europa league games with a goal, an assist & a who scored rating of 7.55. He also gained his 1st Ukraine international cap recently and was included in the UEFA list of '50 players to look out for'. Very bright prospect worth an investment even with a lack of transfer prospects at present.
Dwight McNeil - IPO price £0.80 - This 19 year old winger has just broken into the Burnley first team starting their last 2 league games with a goal & an assist whilst achieving ratings of 8.29 & 8.06 respectively, he also stared in their recent FA cup win. Sean Dyche has been speaking very complimentary about him so he's expected to stay in and around the first team. Great investment!
Christian Romero - IPO price £0.90 - The 20 year old Argentine central defender has been in fine form for Genoa starting 11 of their last 12 games(suspended for other game) with a whoscored rating of 6.81. He has attracted firm interest from Inter & Juventus just this week, Solid buy.
Enrico Brignola - IPO price £1 - This 19 year old attacker signed for Sassuolo at the start of the season and has only managed 5 games(4 as a sub) for his 1 goal this season, he has however featured in 3 of the last 4 and started 17 Serie A games last season for Benevento. Has been linked with a January move to Udinese.
Jarrod Bowen - IPO price £1.20 - This 22 year old Hull winger has been in superb form in the last month or so scoring 7 Championship goals(+2 assists) in his last 7 games with an average whoscored rating of 8.20, he now has 25 goals in 68 games since Hull were relegated to the Championship. He has been linked with a £20m January move to Spurs & Burnley. Great investment!
Francisco Montero - IPO price £1.10 - The 19 year old defender has recently broke into the Atletico Madrid first team squad featuring in 4 of their last 6 games mostly from the bench, Atletico do however have a bit of a defensive injury crisis so it's questionable how long he will remain.
Jamal Lewis - IPO price £1 - The 20 year old Norwich left back has been a regular this season playing 22 games with a decent/average whoscored rating of 6.71. No real transfer speculation and has not featured in the last 2 games through injury.
Emiliano Buendia - IPO price £0.80 - The 22 year old Argentine midfielder has been in good form this season with 3 goals(+3 assists) from 21 league games with an average whoscored rating of 7.18. No real transfer speculation.
Leonardo Balerdi - IPO price £1.20 - This 19 year old Boca Juniors defender has only played in 5 league games but has a good whoscored rating of 7.26 and looks poised to join Dortmund this window. Good investment
In Summary a strong IPO list with Jarrod Bowen & Dwight McNeil as the standouts, Christian Romero & Leonardo Balerdi are very solid investments, Enrico Brignola & Vitaliy Mykolenko are also worth smaller investments. Xande Silva is the best of the rest but none of them seem to be bad investments.