Rafik Guitane

Rafik Guitane

Guitane

 

France-32

Country: France

Date of birth: 26/05/1999 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Evreux (France)

Height: 165cm

Youth career: A.L.Madeleine Evreux, Evreux FC 27, Le Havre AC (since 2013)

Current club: Le Havre AC

Squad number: 24

Current national team: France U-18

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2019

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: David Silva

 

Strengths:

– technique Untitled1

– creativity Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– vision Untitled

– pace and acceleration Untitled

– passing Untitled

– long shots Untitled

– first touch Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– could be a little bit more agressive, intense and consistent 

– defensive contribution

– if he improves his ambidexterity he will become even more dangerous

 

Style of play:

– highly technical and creative modern attacking midfielder/advanced playmaker

– attacking movement, positional sense, and ability to interpret the game, which, combined with his pace, mobility and energy, enables him to make effective attacking runs to beat the defensive line

– capable both of creating chances for team-mates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision and ability to play off of other players

– fast, and opportunistic player, with excellent reactions

– likes to dribble

– likes to shoot from distance

– exceptional precision when passing and shooting

– very good in combination play

– known for his dribbling skills and close control in limited spaces

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– very unpredictable for his opponents

– possesses fantastic close control that allows him to drift pass defenders with ease

– avoids using weaker foot

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

Rafik Guitane

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 17 September 2016):

CFA 2015/2016: 2 matches/0 goals (Le Havre II)

CFA 2016/2017 (ongoing): 4 matches/0 goals (Le Havre II)

 

Description:

Rafik Guitane is a product of the youth academy of Le Havre, club with a very rich history of producing some fine talents including Dimitri Payet, Paul Pogba, Steve Mandanda, Vikash Dhorasoo, Jean-Alain Boumsong, Charles N’Zogbia and Benjamin Mendy. Rafik is currently considered to be the brightest prospect in club’s academy. In July 2016 he signed his first professional contract with Le Havre, which will keep him at the club until 2019. It is almost certain that he will make his first team debut rather sooner than later. He is also a regular youth international for France. In 2016, he played at European U-17 Championship, but young Frenchmen were a massive disappointment and got knocked out already in the group stage despite high expectations.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

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