Date of birth: 14/03/2003 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Nottingham (England)
Youth career: KRC Genk
Current club: KRC Genk
Squad number: —
Current national team: Belgium U-19
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 500.000 €
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 (6/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2022
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Houssem Aouar
– ball control
Style of play:
– roaming playmaker
– can also play as an advanced playmaker
– well-rounded, hard-working team player
– very good agility and coordination
– likes to play short passes
– elegant and composed under pressure/press resistant player
– 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
– possesses excellent technique on the ball, vision, decision-making on the ball and passing ability at all distances
– cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls
– very good off the ball movement between the lines and mobility
– exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces
– very intelligent player with an excellent range of passing
– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems
– finds himself best in positional attack
Oyen arrives late into the penalty area and scores with a great shot.
Oyen orchestrates play with his vision, positioning and passing skills.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 9 September 2020):
Jupiler Pro League 2020/2021: 3 games/0 goals (Genk)
Luca Oyen is a product of KRC Genk academy – one of the most highly regarded academies in Belgium which produced many superb footballers in recent years such as Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Yannick Carrasco, Divock Origi, Timothy Castagne, Leandro Trossard, and Christian Benteke. Luca is the son of former Belgian international Davy Oyen. He made his professional debut for Genk on 9 August 2020 in a league fixture against Zulte Waregem. He is also a regular youth international and currently, he is a member of Belgium U-19 national team.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.