Moussa Sylla

Moussa Sylla

 

Country: France/Mali

Date of birth: 25/11/1999 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Étampes (France)

Height: 181cm

Youth career: Étampes, CS Bretigny, AS Monaco (since 2014)

Current club: AS Monaco

Squad number: —

Current national team: France U-18

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2016/2017 (8/2)

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Marco Reus

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– dynamism Untitled1

– technique Untitled

– crossing Untitled

– ball control Untitled

– balance Untitled

– ambidexterity Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

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

– needs to improve his decision making

 

Style of play:

– explosive winger/wide forward

– capable of playing in several offensive positions, either in the centre as a striker, as a supporting forward, or as a winger

– versatile wing forward with powerful and accurate shooting skills, good natural fitness, mobility, great change of pace/explosive acceleration and 1vs1 offensive ability

– likes to dribble

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

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

– excellent balance, coordination and changes of pace

– very comfortable using his left weaker foot

– all-action and energetic

– accurate penalty taker

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 16 April 2017):

CFA 2016/2017 (ongoing): 3 matches/0 goals (Monaco II)

 

Description:

Moussa Sylla joined AS Monaco youth academy from CS Bretigny in 2014. It seems that deciding on this club was the right choice because Monaco is not afraid to focus on the youth, the best examples of which recently are Anthony Martial, Almamy Touré, Kylian Mbappé and Thomas Lemar. During the 16/17 season, he was one of the biggest stars of Monaco U-19 side in the UEFA Youth League, when he scored 2 goals and 6 assists, and his team was knocked out at the last 16 stage after a 3-4 defeat against Real Madrid. He is also a French youth international and is currently a member of ‘Les Bleus’ U-18 team.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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