A teenage footballer from High Wycombe has been taking European football by storm in recent weeks, scoring his first professional goal against the champions of Bulgaria.

George Lucas, 19, has been playing for Bulgarian side FC Oborishte in the Bulgarian second division, having moved to Spain in his early teens and plying his trade for Villarreal for five seasons before moving to the eastern European country.

Lucas’ side recently played against multiple Bulgarian champions, Ludogorets, in the Bulgarian Cup recently and despite losing, Oborishte took the giants to extra time.

Lucas, the only English player in Bulgarian football, also plundered his first professional goal after impressing with his excellent display from left-back and his agent, Mike Barros, believes that George can go onto bigger and better things in his career.

He said: “George has been doing really well in Bulgaria and his has turned in some amazing performances. Since he arrived, the defence has definitely been more solid and he is playing exceptionally well at the moment.

“It was great to see him score his first ever professional goal for his club and to do that against the champions is great for him.

“He had a great five years in Spain for Villarreal and that has helped him mature into a very good player.

“I think the level hie is at now is great for him but he can definitely continue to better his career and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go onto bigger and better things.

“For now though, he is doing very well for Oborishte and I hope that continues. If he plays like he has been, then thats fantastic.”