Date of birth: 08/05/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Hannover (Germany)
Youth career: TSV Havelse, Werder Bremen (since 2013)
Current club: Werder Bremen
Squad number: —
Current national team: Germany U-17
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/2), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/1)
Contract until: 30.06.2016
Player’s agent: Stars & Friends
Similar type of player: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Style of play:
– “fox in the box”
– one-on-one situation specialist
– indirect set-piece threat
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– killer instinct in front of goal
– ability to be a target man for teammates
– efficient in his play and a natural eye for goal
– powerful and accurate shot with both feet
– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play
– likes to try to beat offside trap
– intelligent movement, both inside and outside the penalty area
– likes to capitalize on defensive mistakes
– ability to make good decisions quickly
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-2-3-1.
2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up with Germany.
No senior team appearances yet.
In recent years Werder’s youth system has produced a number of notable players, such as Davie Selke, Levent Ayçiçek, Aaron Hunt and Özkan Yıldırım. Currently, one of the best players stemming from its youth academy is Johannes Eggestein. It’s worthy of note that his older brother Maximilian already made his senior debut for Werder and it is almost certain that Johannes will follow his footsteps next season. During 2014/2015 he scored 22 times in 25 matches for “Die Werderaner” U-17 team, becoming the Bundesliga U-17 top scorer. He was at the 2015 European Under-17 Championship, where Germany showed some great football, but ended up losing to France in the final.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.