Date of birth: 08/04/2004 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Kocaeli (Turkey)
Youth career: Derince Spor, Derince Birlik Spor, Fenerbahçe SK (since 2016)
Current club: Fenerbahçe SK
Squad number: —
Current national team: Turkey U-16
Position: second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 30.06.2022
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: Manchester City, PSG and Ajax Amsterdam
Similar type of player: Sergio Agüero
– off the ball movement
Style of play:
– advanced striker
– pacey striker with good technique on the ball, mobility, first touch, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability
– superb off the ball intelligence to recognise spaces where to receive/run into
– very composed finisher capable on both feet
– likes to score with low driven shots
– always alert to capitalize on some opposite defensive mistakes
– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– excellent balance, footwork, and changes of pace
– likes to start his runs from deep and attack space
– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– known for his tricky off-the-ball movements in and around the opposite’ box
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– likes to press and hassle the opposition’s centre-backs effectively
– all-action and energetic
Bostan receives a great through ball, dribbles past goalkeeper and scores.
Bostan dribbles past defender and goalkeeper and scores.
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-4-2.
League summary (as for 2 October 2020):
No senior team appearances yet.
Melih Bostan is a product of Fenerbahçe youth academy. He is a part of a very talented generation of Turkish U-17 players which includes, among others Burak Ince, Ömer Faruk Beyaz, Emre Demir, Ravil Tagir, Emin Bayram, Bartug Elmaz, Tugbey Akgün, Eren Güler and Efe Birinci. Melih signed his first professional contract with Fener in the summer of 2019 and it looks like he will stay in his home country despite the interest of Europe’s biggest clubs including Manchester City, PSG and Ajax Amsterdam.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.