A central defender who can also play at left-back, Jerome Opoku made his debut for the Under-18s in the 2014/15 season.
A local boy from Mitcham, he joined the Academy at the age of nine and is another who attended Coombe School.
In the 16/17 season he featured for both the Under-18s and in the PL2 side, and scored at Stoke City for the Under-18s.
The centre back has begun to get a run of games in the U23s side displaying excellent vision when playing out. He took the captain's armband for the remainder of the 18/19 season in a role which he had flourished in.
The imposing defender joined Accrington Stanley on a six month loan in September 2019 which was extended until the end of the season due to his excellent performances.