Category: Player Stats & Analysis

  • [ITA] – Wonderkids: Odilon Kossounou

    [ITA] – Wonderkids: Odilon Kossounou

    Odilon Kossounou, da quando è arrivato in Europa due anni fa, è notevolmente migliorato. Il centrale ventenne eccelle nei tackle: le sue lunghe leve e il suo gran tempismo gli consentono di avere una delle percentuali di contrasti vinti più alte d’Europa. Nonostante abbia appena firmato un nuovo contratto col Club Brugge fino a giugno…

  • Wonderkids: Ansu Fati

    Of the wonderkids born in 2001 or later, Ansu Fati is the most likely to reach “world-class player” status, according to our analysis. In the final third he participates effectively in the creation of attacks, but it is the astonishing precision of his finishing that really sets him apart. This is thanks to his deep…

  • Wonderkids: Ryan Gravenberch

    Technically gifted and physically strong, Ryan Gravenberch is reaping the benefits of developing in the perfect environment, AFC Ajax, and being the client of one of the most powerful agents in the game, Mino Raiola. Thanks to this perfect recipe, here at Soccerment we believe that the Dutch midfielder, now 18, could reach “elite player”…

  • Wonderkids: Lassina Traoré

    Lassina Traoré is a 19-year-old striker from Burkina Faso who plays for AFC Ajax. While his imposing physique might lead some to consider him a target men, and his finishing ability is more typical of a poacher, we consider him a complete forward, able to consistently score goals and create chances for his teammates. This…

  • Wonderkids: Rayan Aït-Nouri

    Rayan Aït-Nouri is one of the most promising left backs in Europe. An impressive start to his career in Ligue 1 sent expectations sky-rocketing, leading to a loan with an option to buy for Wolverhampton Wanderers, orchestrated by the powerful agent Jorge Mendes. Adapting to the Premier League can be tough for a player of…

  • Wonderkids: Adil Aouchiche

    Adil Aouchiche was voted second-best player at the U-17 World Cup in November 2019, a sign that his talent is already well recognised internationally. Gifted with above-average technical skills, he excels in chance creation and dribbling. Such features, however, could be considered a luxury in a team battling relegation, like his St-Étienne. This is probably…

  • Wonderkids: Nathan Collins

    At first glance, Nathan Collins seems like the archetypal defender for an old-fashioned direct style of football, owing to his imposing physical presence. In reality, his stats also show glimpses of a more modern footballer. What he might be missing is experience in more competitive leagues, and outside the UK. In our view, next season…

  • Wonderkids: Adrien Truffert

    Adrien Truffert is not as easy to define as one might think at first glance. Capable of playing in basically all positions on the left flank, he is endowed with dribbling and technique but has some defensive frailties. His offensive skills suggest that in the right tactical context he could become an excellent wing-back. He…

  • Wonderkids: Giovanni Reyna

    Giovanni Reyna’s unquestionable talent is a key reason why the future looks bright for both the USMNT and Borussia Dortmund. Physically strong (185cm and 79kg) and gifted with great technical ability, he normally plays as attacking midfielder, often seeking space on the left. However, we feel that Reyna is yet to fully find his on-pitch…

  • Wonderkids: Mohamed Ihattaren

    A left-footed attacking midfielder, Mohamed Ihattaren (18 years old, PSV) is probably one of the most technically gifted U19 players in our database. His dribbling and passing skills, combined with his above-average vision, make him the archetypal number 10. Thanks to last season’s performances he has attracted interest from many clubs in the top 5…