Anass Salah-Eddine

Anass Salah-Eddine

 

Country: Netherlands/Morocco

Date of birth: 18/01/2002 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Height: 179cm

Youth career: Blauw-Wit Amsterdam, AFC Amsterdam, AZ Alkmaar, Ajax Amsterdam (since 2018)

Current club: Ajax Amsterdam

Squad number: —

Current national team: Netherlands U-18

Position: left-back

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2018/2019 (3/0), UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 (4/0), 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (6/1), 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (5/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2021

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Filipe Luís

 

Strengths:

– pace and acceleration Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– passing Untitled1

– crossing Untitled

– tackling and intercepting Untitled

– dribbling Untitled

– marking Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– athleticism

 

Style of play:

– complete full-back

– creative player with great technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control and fast direction shifts in possession

– can also play as a centre-back if needed

– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game

– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch

– equally competent offensively as defensively

– very comfortable & elegant with the ball at his feet

– known for his understanding of the game & an above-average technical capacity

– great timing and game reading ability when going forward

– likes to be involved to build-up process thanks to his great technique, tactical intelligence & passing ability at all distances

– endless energy and his powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes in the left side

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

– provides fluidity and dynamism going forward

– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various demanding tactical systems

– fairly good in the air

– perfect for a possession-based game

Salah-Eddine receives the ball in the half-space and sends a good through ball to his teammate.

 

Salah-Eddine makes a feint and sends a smart pass into the penalty area to his teammate.

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Left-back in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner with Netherlands.

Eredivisie U-19 2018/2019 winner with Ajax.

2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup top scorer.

 

League summary (as for 10 February 2020):

Eerste Divisie 2019/2020 (ongoing): 1 game/0 goals (Jong Ajax)

 

Description:

Anass Salah-Eddine joined De Toekomst – famous Ajax Amsterdam youth academy – in 2018 from AZ Alkmaar. Anass is a part of a very talented generation of Dutch players born in 2002 which includes Naoufal Bannis, Ryan Gravenberch, Sontje Hansen, Brian Brobbey, Mohammed Ihattaren, Ki-Jana Hoever, Kenneth Taylor and Jayden Braaf.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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