Glenn Middleton

Glenn Middleton

 

Country: Scotland

Date of birth: 01/01/2000 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Northampton (Scotland)

Height: —

Youth career: Northampton Town, Norwich City (since 2013)

Current club: Norwich City

Squad number: —

Current national team: Scotland U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/4)

Contract until: 30.06.2019

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Ángel Di María

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– technique Untitled

– crossing Untitled

– dynamism Untitled

– long shots Untitled

– ambidexterity Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– should improve some aspects of his game such as defensive reliability and consistency

 

Style of play:

– explosive winger

– suitable to play on both wings

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays

– likes to dribble

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– often uses his skills and speed to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and dynamism

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– possesses exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces

– very good pass quality at all distances

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– excellent balance, coordination and changes of pace

– capable of scoring goals due to his powerful, accurate striking ability from distance with both feet

– all-action and energetic

– accurate penalty taker

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-2-3-1.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 26 March 2017):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Glenn Middleton joined Norwich City youth academy in 2013. On 1 January 2017 he celebrated his birthday by signing a first professional contract with Norwich that will keep him at Carrow Road until the summer of 2019. Few weeks later, thanks to his great games in the Premier League 2, he was named on the bench for the first team’s FA Cup third round replay at Southampton. He made his Scotland U-17 debut at the age of 15 and already represented his country twice at European Under-17 Championship. He is also a part of a very strong generation of Scottish players born in 2000 which includes, among others, Daniel Church, Jordan Houston, Kerr McInroy, Jack Aitchison and Zak Rudden.

 

Quotes:

‘For those to whom the Scot remains an unknown quantity, he is a traditional, pacy and powerful winger. If asked for a role model or a player that he bases his game around, his answer is simple: Gareth Bale. “I’m constantly watching videos of him (Bale) to try and incorporate what he does so well into my own game” says Middleton – we’ve had the proclaimed Norfolk Messi in Wes Hoolahan, the Norfolk Cafu in Russell Martin, perhaps it is now time for the rise of the Norfolk Bale? No pressure, Glenn!’

(uk.sports.yahoo.com)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

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