Full name: Thauan Lara dos Santos
Date of birth: 22/01/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Porto Alegre (Brazil)
Youth career: Internacional
Current club: Internacional
Squad number: —
Current national team: Brazil U-17
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Ferland Mendy
– pace and acceleration
– ball control
– set pieces
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– complete full-back
– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– strong player with very good agility and coordination, with great pace at all distances
– intelligent full-back with great timing, positioning, and game reading ability when going forward
– above-average technique, ball control, and passing skills for a full-back/perfect full-back for a team looking to build from the back
– likes to cross
– likes to dribble
– likes overlapping runs
– high work rate and winning mentality
– impacts the game at both ends of the pitch/equally competent offensively as defensively
– able to dribble and make good crosses at top speed
– accurate and tenacious tackler
– 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 on the left side
– high tackling and interception rate (67% tackle success according to Instat)
– set piece specialist
Lara makes a great sliding tackle just before the attacker takes a shot from a dangerous position.
Lara wins the ball back thanks to good pressing and sends a very good cross to provide an assist to his teammate.
He is best suited to playing as:
Left-back in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 4 September 2021):
No senior team appearances yet.
Thauan Lara is a product of a famous Internacional academy – youth system that produced many very well known players in the past such as Alisson Becker, Lúcio, Fred, Alexandre Pato, Otávio, Luiz Adriano, and Taison. He is a part of a new wave of very talented Internacional players which includes, among others Johnny, Vinícius Tobías, Vinicius Mello, Rodriguinho, Lukayan, Jhonatan Kauan, Thomas Gregori, and Vytor Kawan.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.