Date of birth: 19/04/1995 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Noisy-le-Grand (France)
Club career: Stade Rennais
Current national team: France U-19
Position: winger, secondary striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 400,000 €
Contract until: 30.06.2016
Similar type of player: Eljero Elia
– suitable to play on both wings
Style of play:
– likes to cut inside and shoot from distance
– likes to dribble
– counter attack threat
– likes to swap flanks
– gets fouled often
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-2-3-1.
Ligue 1 2013/2014 (ongoing): 5 matches/0 goals (Stade Rennais)
“Centre d’entraînement Henri-Guérin” – Rennes youth academy is probably one of the best youth academies in western Europe. Many very good players came out from there in the last decade, just to mention a few examples: Yoann Gourcuff, Etienne Didot, Jimmy Briand, Yann M’Vila, Anthony Reveillere or Kevin Theophile-Catherine. Wesley Saïd is the next “Les Rouges et Noirs” boy who is tipped to shine in Ligue 1 in the near future. This spectacular dribbler made his debut at 31 August 2013 in a league fixture against Lille OSC in a goalless draw at “Route de Lorient”. He started in the first eleven and was substituted for Jonathan Pitroipa after 73 minutes. He is also active as a France youth international – he was a member of U-16 and U-17, now he is part of U-19 “Les Bleuets” national team.
“During my career as a youth coach in terms of individual quality, Wesley is the one that impressed me most.”
(Franck Haise – former Saïd coach)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.