Date of birth: 17/01/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Champigny-sur-Marne (France)
Youth career: Champigny FC 94, US Torcy, RC Lens, Arsenal FC (since 2015)
Current club: Arsenal FC
Squad number: 54
Current national team: France U-17
Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (1/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Javier Pastore & Robert Pirès
– ball control
– first touch
Style of play:
– modern attacking midfielder/number “10”/flamboyant winger
– likes to dribble
– likes to cut inside
– gets fouled often
– often uses his speed and skill to take on defenders
– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players
– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control
– exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces
– often makes surging runs into penalty box
– holds good skill, pace and low center of gravity
– likes to run with the ball close to his feet
– very confident on the ball
– likes to use tricks and skills to remain in possession of the ball
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
2015 European Under-17 Championship winner with France.
No senior team appearances yet.
Jeff Reine-Adélaïde is a product of RC Lens youth system – the academy that also produced players such as Geoffrey Kondogbia and Raphaël Varane. Jeff moved to Arsenal during the summer 2015 after helping France win the European Under-17 championship. He got his chance during club’s pre-season and made an instant impression, including an assist and all-round superb performance against Wolfsburg. Jeff is eligible to feature at U18 level this season, but is instead likely to be heavily involved in the U21s.
“Reine-Adelaide is something special you know. He is a great talent and when he came on you could see that – 17 years old let’s not forget that. In fact I don’t remember how I played at 17 but I didn’t play like that!”
(Arsene Wenger – Arsenal manager)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.