Full name: José Luis García Vayá

Country: Spain

Date of birth: 11/08/1998 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Dénia (Spain)

Height: 186cm

Youth career: CD Dénia, Levante UD (since 2012)

Current club: Levante UD/Levante B

Squad number: —

Current national team: Spain U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 250.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2021

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: André Gomes



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– needs to improve his strength to endure strongest players

– despite being tall, his heading ability could still improve


Style of play:

– creative box-to-box midfielder with playmaking skills

– thanks to his vision and anticipation he is capable of playing in a variety of midfield roles, in an advanced position or in a defensive role if needed

– known for his movement, positional sense, ability to interpret the game, pace, mobility and energy

– plays well under pressure

– likes to play short passes

– likes to play through balls

– provides dynamism to the team’s build up process

– 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

– often makes pacy, energetic runs with the ball through the middle

– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

– good ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play thanks to his technique, pace and ball control

– excellent vision and ability to read the game

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– likes to make late runs into penalty box

– determined in defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide key interceptions, clearences and tackles


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-2-3-1.







League summary (as for 4 November 2016):

Segunda División B 2015/2016: 30 matches/4 goals (Levante B)

Segunda División B 2016/2017 (ongoing): 6 matches/0 goals (Levante B)



Pepelu joined Levante youth academy from a small club Denia. In 15/16 season this intelligent midfielder played in 30 games and scored four goals for Levante B side. On 15 December 2015 he made his first team debut, replacing Juanfran in a 1–2 Copa del Rey away loss against RCD Espanyol. His league debut seems to be only a matter of time, especially considering the fact that Levante got relegated to Segunda Division. He also represents his country at the youth level and is currently one of the leaders of Spain U-19 national team.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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