Country: DR Congo
Date of birth: 10/10/1997 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Kinshasa (DR Congo)
Club career: AC Fiorentina
Squad number: —
Current national team: —
Position: defensive midfielder, centre midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 500,000 €
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Marek Hamsik & Coutinho
– ball control
Style of play:
– playmaker or trequartista
– likes to play short passes
– often creates shooting opportunities
– player is very good in combination play
– likes to be given a free role
– dictates tempo
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
No senior team appearances yet.
Luzayadio Bangu joined Fiorentina’s youth academy in 2012, coming from Atalanta Bergamo. This season, despite his young age, he became a leader and the best “Viola” player in Campionato Primavera. He led his team to the final of the Coppa Primavera, in which he scored 2 goals. Despite that, Fiorentina lost to Lazio 2-4. Luzayadio is a very mature and versatile player for his age (16 years old) and playing with players who are 3 or 4 year older does not phase him. The media already compare him to players like Ruud Guilit, Andres Iniesta or Marek Hamsik. A few big clubs, including Manchester United, are interested in him, but it looks like Fiorentina will do everything they can to stop its pearl.
“The Congolese prospect has been described as the ‘new Ruud Gullit’ in some quarters and admits he’s been inspired by Andres Iniesta.”
(tribalfootball.com – very well known website about football)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.