Álvaro Bastida

Álvaro Bastida

Full name: Álvaro Bastida Moya

Country: Spain

Date of birth: 12/05/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Chiclana de la Frontera (Spain)

Height: 170cm

Youth career: Cádiz CF

Current club: Cádiz CF

Squad number: 27

Current national team: Spain U-18

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: Lafarge Foot Avenir 2021

Contract until: 30.06.2022

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Xavi

Strengths:

– passing

– vision

– technique

– ball control

– tactical intelligence

– ability to read the game

– teamwork

– tackling 

– creativity 

– work rate 

Weaknesses:

– needs to improve his strength to endure stronger players

– aerial duels

– pace

Style of play:

– midfield controller

– well-rounded, hard-working team player

– perfect for a possession-based team

– knows how to dictate tempo using his good vision, passing ability at all distances and natural technique to create dynamism on the team’s build-up process

– very comfortable and composed on the ball, with a willingness to play and receive passes along the ground

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– concentrated player with very good reading of the game and anticipation

– great composure and retention skills under pressure/press-resistant player

– excellent understanding of space, positional awareness, and very high football IQ

– extraordinary sense of what is happening on the pitch/he often chooses simple but yet brilliant decisions when on the ball

– very good in combinational play

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

– restricts the offensive play of his opponents through his positioning and marking

– high number of passes and touches per game

Bastida receives the ball from defenders, stays calm under pressure, and provides a good pass to more advanced teammates.
Bastida loses his marker thanks to brilliant first touch and makes a good long-range diagonal to his teammate.

He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

Lafarge Foot Avenir 2021 winner with Spain.

League summary (as for 6 September 2021):

Primera División RFEF 2020/2021: 3 games/0 goals (Cádiz B)

La Liga 2020/2021: 1 game/0 goals (Cádiz)

Description:

Álvaro Bastida is a product of Cádiz CF youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Spain. He made his La Liga debut for Cádiz against Levante just 9 days after his 17th birthday. Bastida is a part of an extremely talented generation of Spanish players born in 2004 which includes, among others Gavi, Fabio Blanco, Chuky, Julen Jon Guerrero, Fabián Luzzi, Ilias Akhomach, Juan Larios, Diego Almeida, and Manuel Ángel.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10 

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

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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