Emre Demir

Emre Demir

Country: Turkey

Date of birth: 15/01/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Mersin (Turkey)

Height: 175cm

Youth career: Kuvayi Milliyespor, Kayserispor (since 2012)

Current club: Kayserispor (future transfer to FC Barcelona)

Squad number: 14

Current national team: Turkey U-19

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 1.000.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2023

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Giovani Lo Celso

Strengths:

– passing 

– vision 

– technique 

– creativity

– dribbling 

– pace 

– versatility  

– agility  

– positional sense  

Weaknesses:

– reckless tackling/tenacious but can be a little overmotivated in the defensive phase

– ambidexterity/using his right weaker foot

Style of play:

– roaming playmaker

– has all the qualities to play as an advanced playmaker or even as a winger if needed

– excellent coordination, balance, and changes of pace

– player with very good technical ability, mobility, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, first touch, close ball control, and fast direction shifts in possession

– 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

– very good mix of progressive carrier and passer

– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option also thanks to his pace and mobility

– likes to use space and time on the ball to orchestrate the moves of the whole team

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

– cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls

– has the technique, ability and confidence to execute the killer passes and set-up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates near or even inside the 18-yard opponents’ box

– able to make effective late runs into opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his shooting skills

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control

– avoids using his right weaker foot

– competent set-piece taker

Demir with a good counter-attacking run and superb ball to assist his teammate.
Demir dribbles past two opponents and makes a superb line-breaking pass to his teammate.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 30 September 2021):

Süper Lig 2018/2019: 1 game/0 goals (Kayserispor)

Süper Lig 2019/2020: 11 games/1 goal (Kayserispor)

Süper Lig 2020/2021: 14 games/0 goals (Kayserispor)

Description:

Emre Demir is a product of Kayserispor youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Turkey. Emre made his professional debut just one week after his 15th birthday in a 0-0 Turkish Cup game against Akhisarspor on 22 January 2019. He scored his first goal against Gençlerbirliği on 9 November 2019 – he became the youngest goalscorer in Süper Lig history aged 15 years and 299 days. In September 2021, FC Barcelona have officially announced the signing of Emre who will join Barcelona B before the 2022/2023 season.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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