Date of birth: 25/04/1997 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Istanbul (Turkey)
Club career: Galatasaray SK
Squad number: —
Current national team: Turkey U-18
Position: defensive midfielder, centre midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 25,000 €
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: Batur Altiparmak
Similar type of player: Stiliyan Petrov & Demetrio Albertini
– tactical awareness
Style of play:
– likes to play short passes
– dictates tempo
– improves the team’s off the ball movement when in possession
– likes to play through balls
– player is very good in combination play
He is best suited to playing as:
Defensive midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
No senior team appearances yet.
Birhan Vatansever started his career at small club Kartalspor, former team of Turkish internationals – Egemen Korkmaz, Volkan Demirel and Servet Cetin. Already at the age of 11 he drew attention from biggest clubs in Turkey and joined Galatasaray youth academy in 2008. At the moment he is one of the best players and leaders of “Galata” U-19 setup. He is also a regular Turkish youth international – he represented “The Crescent-Stars” at many youth levels – U-15, U-16 and U-17, while currently being a member of U-18 level.
“In the future I would like to play in La Liga just like Arda Turan.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.