Date of birth: 09/04/2003 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Bursa (Turkey)
Youth career: Bursaspor
Current club: Bursaspor
Squad number: 77
Current national team: Turkey U-17
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 400.000 €
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 30.06.2023
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: İlkay Gündoğan
– ball control
– tactical intelligence
– positional sense
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– roaming playmaker
– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– 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
– likes to play short passes
– very good in combination play
– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions
– often drops deeper to pick up the ball, participate in the build-up of plays, and create chances for his teammates, courtesy of his good vision and passing ability
– intelligent player who finds the space well between the lines
– his stamina, determination, agility and pace enable him to cover a lot of ground ground
– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option
– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack
– has the technique, ability and confidence to execute the killer passes and set-up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates
– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style
– his good anticipation sense and decent defensive reliability provide many key interceptions and tackles for his team
– great composure and retention skills under pressure/press-resistant player
Akgün starts the counter attack with a brilliant no-look pass.
Akgün with a brilliant through ball between the lines to create a big chance for his teammate.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 10 June 2021):
1.Lig 2020/2021: 17 games/2 goals (Bursaspor)
Tuğbey Akgün is a product of Bursaspor academy – one of the best youth systems in Turkey. He is a part of an extremely interesting generation of Turkish players born in 2003 which includes, among others Ömer Faruk Beyaz, Bartuğ Elmaz, Emin Bayram, Ravil Tagir, Yusuf Barasi, Serdar Saatçı, Eren Güler and Polat Abay. Tuğbey made his professional debut for Bursaspor on 18 October 2020 in a league fixture against Balikesirspor.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.