Jesús Díaz

Jesús Díaz

Full name: Jesús Manuel Díaz Marulanda

Country: Colombia

Date of birth: 14/05/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Barrancas (Colombia)

Height: 173cm

Youth career: Barranquilla FC

Current club: Barranquilla FC

Squad number: —

Current national team: Colombia U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2019 South American Under-15 Football Championship (7/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Hatem Ben Arfa

Strengths:

– pace 

– acceleration 

– dribbling 

– ball control 

– technique 

– flair 

– agility 

– creativity 

– versatility 

– first touch 

– set-pieces 

Weaknesses:

– still has a margin to improve his decision making in the final third/can be a little bit overambitious with dribbling sometimes

Style of play:

– inside forward

– capable to play on both wings

– 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

– above-average playmaking skills/can also play as an advanced playmaker

– 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

– incredibly explosive over the first meters

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure

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

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

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

– 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

– avoids using his right weaker foot

– his defensive positioning is still very improvable but he’s active and tenacious in pressing

– competent set-piece taker

Díaz makes a great run into the penalty area and scores with a superb chipped finish.
Díaz uses his skills, dribbles past two opponents with ease, and cuts inside.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 1 February 2022):

Categoría Primera B 2021: 16 games/1 goal (Barranquilla)

Description:

Jesús Díaz is the younger brother of Luis Díaz – Liverpool and Colombia national team star. Jesús is considered by some Colombian experts to be an even bigger talent than his famous brother. He is a product of Barranquilla FC academy – one of the best youth systems in the country. He made his professional debut in the Colombian second division aged only 16 on 15 February 2021 in a game against Fortaleza.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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