|Birthdate:||21 Jan 1993|
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|Joined United:||01 Jul 2009|
A tall and very powerful centre-forward with a keen eye for goal, John Cofie spent the end of the 2011/2012 season on loan at Royal Antwerp.
Cofie joined United from Burnley after a host of top clubs had shown an interest in signing him. Born in Aboso, Ghana, Cofie is eligible to play for three national sides – Ghana, Germany and England, but has chosen the latter and was regularly called up for international duty at youth level.
He made his first tentative steps into United’s youth team in the 2008/09 campaign, before more regular involvement in 2009/10. John signed professional forms with United on 1 July 2010. In the 2010/11
campaign he had a prolific scoring rate for the U18s and Reserves before a knee injury hampered his season.
Returning towards the end of the successful FA Youth Cup-winning campaign, he started scoring regularly for the Reserves during the pre-season in 2011 and looked set to compete for a starting spot at that level.
However, the youngster only started one game for the second string all term and was farmed out to Antwerp to get some experience in Belgium. His strength and pace are two of his main assets and he’ll look to work on other areas of his game in order to obtain more opportunities.
A loan switch to Sheffield United in time for the 2012/2013 season should enable him to hone his talents and bid to fire the Blades to promotion from League One.