Lucas Gourna-Douath

Lucas Gourna-Douath

 

Country: France/Central African Republic

Date of birth: 05/08/2003 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges (France)

Height: 186cm

Youth career: AS Lieusaint, US Sénart-Moissy, US Torcy PVM, AS Saint-Étienne (since 2018)

Current club: AS Saint-Étienne

Squad number: —

Current national team: France U-17

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2023

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Yaya Touré 

 

Strengths:

– passing Untitled1

– athleticism Untitled1

– creativity Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– pace Untitled

– tactical intelligence Untitled

– tackling Untitled

– heading Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

No significant weaknesses.

 

Style of play:

– powerful, skillful & creative box-to-box midfielder

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

– midfielder who can perform at all of midfield positions, linking up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness

– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines

– great coordination, agility and footwork for a player of his size

– midfielder that imposes himself on the pitch with his physicality, work rate, energy and determination

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his size, technique and good close control

– possesses high stamina, energy and the ability to go on lung-bursting runs through the middle of the park

– elegant and composed under pressure/press-resistant player

– above-average decision making

– very good in combination play

– able to make effective late runs into opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his good shooting skills

– able to play line-breaking passes thanks to his technique, vision, and timing

– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch

– his stamina, determination and pace enables him to cover a lot of ground ground

– hard-working and determined in defensive phase with many important tackles and interceptions for his team

– fairly good in the air

– very accomplished for his age

– natural leader/good leadership skills – he seems to be a calm but determined player

Gourna-Douath wins the ball back and makes a great combination ended with an assist.

 

Gourna-Douath stays calm under pressure and starts the counter-attack of his team.

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 30 August 2020):

National 2 2019/2020: 6 games/0 goals (Saint-Étienne)

 

Description:

Lucas Gourna-Douath joined AS Saint-Étienne youth academy from US Torcy PVM in 2018. He signed his first professional contract with the club already at the age of 16. He was promoted to ASSE first-team this season and is tipped to follow in the footsteps of other very talented youth graduates in recent years such as Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel, William Saliba, Arnaud Nordin and Wesley Fofana. Lucas is also the captain and one of the leaders of France U-17 – a team with many highly rated prospects such as Lenny Lacroix, Hannibal Mejbri, Lisandru Tramoni, Loum Tchaouna and Matthis Abline.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

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

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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