Maxwel Cornet

Maxwel Cornet

 

Country: France/Ivory Coast

Date of birth: 27/09/1996 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Bregbo (Ivory Coast)

Height: 1,79m

Club career: FC Metz

Squad number: 17

Current national team: France U-19

Position: winger, secondary striker, striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 300,000 €  

Contract until: 30.06.2015

Player’s agent: World Soccer Star GMBH

Similar type of player: Giuseppe Rossi & Goran Pandev

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– finishing Untitled

– flair Untitled

– balance Untitled

– free kick taking Untitled

– dynamism Untitled

 

Style of play:

– false “9”/offensive allrounder

– likes to dribble

– likes to cut inside

– counter attack threat

 – striker is at his best when he can get a good diagonal through ball

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Secondary striker in 4-4-2.

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Achievements:

 

League summary:

Championnat National 2012/2013: 9 matches/1 goal (FC Metz)

Ligue 2 2013/2014 (ongoing): 10 matches/0 goals (FC Metz)

 

Description:

FC Metz might be a second division club, but their youth academy is well known all around the world. Its graduates include Emmanuel Adebayor, Miralem Pjanic, Robert Pires or Louis Saha. Maxwel Cornet is a player who also comes from that academy and might very well follow in the footsteps of his predecessors named here. He made his debut in the first team in 2012-13 season, in a cup match against Nice on 6th January 2013. His Ligue 2 debut came 8 months later – on 2nd August 2013, he played against Naval in a 1-0 victory. He replaced Yeni N’Gbakoto after 79 minutes. This season he has already got a ton of experience, having played 10 games, where he showed what he is made of. It is very likely that he will become a regular in the FC Metz first team. He is Ivorian by descent, but he represents France at U-19 level, having also played for its U-16, U-17 and U-18 national teams.

 

Quotes:

“Enquiries will also come in for Maxwel Cornet, the 16-year-old starlet. He could be FC Metz’s lottery ticket, after they had the good sense to persuade him to sign a first professional contract last November.”

(frenchfootballweekly.com – website about French football)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/maxwel-cornet/profil/spieler_234781.html

Soccerway: http://int.soccerway.com/players/gnaly-cornet/260856/

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