Fran Villalba

Fran Villalba

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Spain-32

Full name: Francisco José Villalba Rodrigo

Country: Spain

Date of birth: 11/05/1998 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Valencia (Spain)

Height: —

Youth career: Valencia CF

Current club: Valencia CF/Valencia Mestalla

Squad number: —

Current national team: Spain U-17

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Ander Herrera & Miralem Pjanić

 

Strengths:

– passing Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– creativity Untitled1

– teamwork Untitled1

– tactical intelligence Untitled

– technique Untitled

– crossing Untitled

– long shots Untitled

– set pieces Untitled

 

Style of play:

– playmaker

– likes to shoot from distance

– dead-ball specialist

– very good in combination play

– likes to play through balls

– dictates tempo

– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players

– often makes defense splitting passes

– always demanding the ball

– ability to pass the ball under pressure in breakaway situations

– excellent vision and ability to read the game

– great control with the ball at his feet

– excellent range of passing

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

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Video:

 

Achievements:

 

League summary:

Segunda División B 2014/2015: 3 matches/0 goals (Valencia Mestalla)

 

Description:

In recent years Valencia’s youth system has produced a number of notable players, such as Juan Bernat, Jordi Alba, Paco Alcácer and José Luis Gayá. Fran Villalba is the next one tipped to become a world class player. In 2014, he received a lucrative offer from Liverpool, but the youngster chose to stay in Spain and continue his progress with “Los Che” youth teams. On 15 February 2015, aged only 16, made his senior debut with Valencia B in Segunda División B, in an 1–2 away defeat against Gimnastic de Tarragona. He has appeared for Spain at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, scored against Bulgaria in the group stage, but “La Rojita” were knocked out at the quarter final stage after failing with penalties against Germany.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

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