Sky Sports Scout - Adam Henley

We run the rule over Blackburn starlet Adam Henley

By Sky Sports Scout - Tweet me: @skysportscout.   Last Updated: 21/05/14 11:32am

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Sky Sports Scout is our exciting feature where we scour the globe looking out for the best talent and bring you a report on what we find.

Our Scout will report back and you can comment on what you think of our appraisal.

Scout Facts:

NAME: Adam Henley
AGE: 18 (14th June 1994)
BORN: Knoxville, United States
POSITION: Defender
CLUB: Blackburn Rovers
FACTS: Spent time with Man United as a youngster

Sky Sports Scout Ratings:

0-10 - No hoper
11-20 - Should look elsewhere
21-30 - Might not make it
31-40 - Has work to do
41-50 - Keep an eye on him
51-60 - Great prospect
61-70 - On his way to the top
71-80 - Already World-class

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Latest under our scout's gaze is Blackburn Rovers' Adam Henley - recommended by Sky Sports reader Joe Reid.

The scout reports...

We check on Blackburn's Adam Henley, emerging as one of the most highly-rated talents outside the Premier League.

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Henley moved to England aged three but by the age of ten his footballing talent was already emerging.

He was training with Manchester United aged just ten, but he did not make it into their academy and was soon snapped up by Blackburn - and he has not looked back since.

Henley made rapid progress through Rovers' acclaimed youth academy and he was handed his Premier League debut in late November 2011 - coming on as a substitute against Wigan.

Not long after he was given his first start, against his boyhood idols Liverpool, and he helped Rovers to a 1-1 draw. He then started not long after in their historic win at Manchester United.

Following Steve Kean's departure, Henley has emerged as a first-team regular with new boss Henning Berg believing he has a big future.

Henley has also become a Welsh Under-21 international over the past 12 months, but the Rovers youngster has numerous options. Being born in America he is eligible for them as well as England.

It is understood a number of Premier League clubs are actively following the young prospect, and it is easy to see why. Raw pace allows him to attack at will, whilst he is strong in the tackle.

The scout says...

Henley could easily be the next lower league full-back to make the step-up to the top-flight following on from the likes of Kyle Walker and Carl Jenkinson.

An outstanding talent who has a huge future ahead of him, and Blackburn will do well to keep hold of him - although time under Berg along with first-team football will be of huge benefit to him.

The Scout rating...

Shooting: 6 out of 10

Passing: 7 out of 10

Tackling: 8 out of 10

Heading: 7 out of 10

Pace: 9 out of 10

Vision: 7 out of 10

Current ability: 7 out of 10

Potential ability: 10 out of 10


Current value: £4million

Potential value: £20million

Your opinion...

You have read our opinion of Adam Henley - now we want your views. Have you seen Henley in action? Do you agree with our assessment? Do you think he will make it?

Get in touch, either using the form below, email or the scout's Twitter feed - @skysportsscout

And if you have spotted anyone you think we should feature then please get in touch using the same form. We will look to send out the Scout to follow up your leads.

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