Those who follow the Eliteserien have most likely noticed the young attacking player who already has 9 A-team matches for Vålerenga.
Last year he made his debut for the blue-clad team as a 16-year-old and this year he scored his first goal for the club in a 1-3 loss against Bodø/Glimt.
Jones is not the only one in the family to have represented Vålerenga. His cousins Moa Abdellaoue and Mos Abdellaoue have both had good careers in both the capital club and abroad, while third cousin Omar Elabdellaoui recently returned home to Norway after many years abroad. For Jones, the YMCA is now the next step in a very young and exciting career.
Head coach Johs is very happy with that!
– We get some x-factor in. It is a player who has good speed in his body, and who has trained at a high level in a good training day in Vålerenga. He can join us and bring parts of that professionalism to us. X-factor, speed and goal points are what we hope for.
The manager also states that there are no guarantees for playing time.
– He will come in and challenge our offensive players through what will be a tough autumn. Now we have a few more cards to play. Nobody gets guarantees (for playing time) no matter who you are. He will go in and compete with the boys, work and perform. The better he is, the more football there will be.