Arne Maier

Arne Maier

 

Country: Germany

Date of birth: 08/01/1999 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Ludwigsfelde (Germany)

Height: 183cm

Youth career: Hertha Berlin 

Current club: Hertha Berlin 

Squad number: 33

Current national team: Germany U-18

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/2), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2019

Player’s agent: ROGON

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Toni Kroos

 

Strengths:

– passing Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– teamwork Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– creativity Untitled

– ball control Untitled

– crossing Untitled

– positional sense Untitled

– tactical intelligence Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

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

– despite being tall, his heading ability could still improve

 

Style of play:

– playmaker/deep-lying playmaker

– midfield controller

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– able to play deeper in midfield as the man who will be able to control the tempo of the game sitting next to a combative defensive midfielder

– tactically intelligent, versatile and charismatic midfielder, gifted with good ball skills, distribution, vision, and ability to read the game

– likes to play through balls

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– highly technical and creative player

– very good in combination play

– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch

– knows how to dictate tempo, he’s creative and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who can perform at all of midfield positions, linking up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness

– great composure and confidence on the ball

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

– finds himself best in positional attack

– high number of touches and passes per game

– decent ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 17 April 2017):

Regionalliga 2016/2017 (ongoing): 1 match/0 goals (Hertha II)

 

Description:

Arne Maier joined Hertha from small Ludwigsfelder in 2008. Currently he is considered to be one of the pearls of the Berlin academy and the U-19 team star alongside Florian Baak, Florian Krebs, Enes Akyol, Julius Kade, Pal Dardai, Nikos Zografakis and Muhammed Kiprit. During the 2016/2017 winter break he was invited to take part in the first team training camp. It is expected that he will join the first team on a permanent basis next season. In 2016, he featured on a list entitled “TOP 60 young talent in world football – born in 1999” by The Guardian.

 

Quotes:

‘A technical and robust central midfielder, Maier has been recognised as one of German football’s most exciting prospects, winning the Fritz Walter bronze medal in August. The 17-year-old overcame a recurrent groin injury that was ultimately traced back to a misalignment of his jaw and is widely rated the most gifted among Hertha’s very strong under-19 squad. Initially a striker who scored 200 goals in one season at youth level, Maier has been described as a “dominant player, who’s incredibly good on the ball and can direct the passage of play,” by the Germany Under-17 coach, Meikel Schönweitz.’

(The Guardian)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.

 

Links:

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