Isaac Babadi

Isaac Babadi

Country: Netherlands/Sierra Leone

Date of birth: 06/04/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Netherlands

Height: —

Youth career: SV Hatert, NEC Nijmegen, PSV Eindhoven (since 2018)

Current club: PSV Eindhoven/Jong PSV

Squad number: —

Current national team: Netherlands U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: Syrenka Cup 2021

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Neymar

Strengths:

– pace 

– acceleration 

– dribbling 

– ball control 

– technique 

– passing 

– creativity 

– off the ball movement 

– finishing 

– versatility 

– first touch 

Weaknesses:

– aerial challenges

Style of play:

– inside forward

– has all the qualities to play as an advanced playmaker as well

– great agility, flair, body balance, changes of pace and coordination

– creative player with very good technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good short-mid through passing ability

– likes to dribble

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball

– very good passing range, vision, and playmaking ability

– very strong in 1v1 situations and confident of his skills

– constantly changes up his movements which never allows the defender to read where he is going

– extraordinary thinking/he often chooses options which are unexpected for the opposition/difference maker

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control

– very dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– excellent ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play

– often makes surging runs into the penalty box

– above-average finishing skills

– good ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot

– decent in the defensive phase, but to get maximum benefit from him, he should not be involved in defensive actions too much

Babadi cuts inside, dribbles past his opponent, and scores with an amazing shot.
Babadi loses his markers with great body balance and scores with a clever finish.

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

Syrenka Cup 20201 winner with the Netherlands.

League summary (as for 20 September 2021):

Eerste Divisie 2020/2021: 1 game/0 goals (Jong PSV)

Description:

Isaac Babadi joined PSV Eindhoven youth academy from NEC Nijmegen in 2018. He is one of the leaders of an extremely interesting generation of Dutch players born in 2005 which includes, among others Antoni Milambo, Julian Rijkhoff, Gabriel Misehouy, David Kalokoh, Silvano Vos, Mike Kleijn, Emmanuel van de Blaak, Alvaro Henry, Jayden Slory, and Ilias Splinter. In April 2021, Babadi turned 16 and signed his first professional contract with PSV. He is considered by many to be PSV’s most talented academy player since Memphis Depay.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

10/10 

World-class potential.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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