Yunus Akgün

Yunus Akgün

 

Country: Turkey

Date of birth: 07/07/2000 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Küçükçekmece (Turkey)

Height: —

Youth career: Galatasaray

Current club: Galatasaray

Squad number: —

Current national team: Turkey U-17

Position: winger, attacking midfielder, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/3), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: Hasan Anil Eken

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Federico Bernardeschi

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– dynamism Untitled1

– technique Untitled

– long shots Untitled

– flair Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– close control Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– can be a little bit selfish sometimes by making the wrong decision to dribble or shoot from difficult angles rather than passing to team-mates in far better positions

– his understanding of tactical processes could still improve

 

Style of play:

– explosive winger

– suitable to play on both wings (preferably on the right as an ‘inverted winger’)

– capable of playing in several other positions, such as second striker and attacking midfielder

– creative player with great technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good short-mid through passing 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

– possesses very good vision and excellent range of passing

– knows how to use his body to protect the ball in order to beat his marker and advance on the pitch

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

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

– excellent balance, coordination and changes of pace

– possesses powerful and accurate shooting skills

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure

– able to dispossess opponents thanks to his explosiveness, but his timing and defensive positioning are still improvable

– gets fouled often

– likes to use tricks and skills to remain in possession of the ball

– all-action and energetic

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 17 September 2017):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Yunus Akgün is a product of Galatasaray youth academy. He belongs to a very talented 2000 Turkish generation which includes, among others, Ozan Kabak, Abdussamed Karnucu, Sefa Akgün, Recep Gül, Atalay Babacan & Malik Karaahmet. He showed himself to a wider crowd at the 2017 European Under-17 Championship, where where he was one of the best players of Turkish national team that unexpectedly made it to the semi-final, but got knocked out by a very strong England team.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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