Johan Bakayoko

Johan Bakayoko

Country: Belgium/Ivory Coast

Date of birth: 20/04/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Overijse (Belgium)

Height: 179cm

Youth career: OH Leuven, Club Brugge, KV Mechelen, RSC Anderlecht, PSV Eindhoven (since 2019)

Current club: PSV Eindhoven/Jong PSV

Squad number: 54

Current national team: —

Position: winger, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 500.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Noni Madueke

Strengths:

– pace 

– acceleration 

– dynamism 

– dribbling 

– ball control 

– technique 

– agility 

– creativity 

– athleticism 

– shooting 

– set-pieces 

– crossing 

– first touch 

Weaknesses:

– great dribbler who still can be a little bit overambitious with dribbling and has a margin to improve his decision making in the final third and become more efficient

Style of play:

– inside forward

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– physical phenomenon with 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

– loves to start his attacks near to the touchline, 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 strong in 1v1 situations and confident of his skills

– incredibly explosive over the first meters

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

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

– 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

– gets fouled often

– avoids using his right weaker foot

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

– competent direct and indirect set-piece taker

Bakayoko starts his attack on the right wing, loses his opponent with body balance and scores with a precise mi-range shot.
Bakayoko cuts inside from the right wing and make a brilliant through ball to assist his teammate.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 13 February 2022):

Eerste Divisie 2020/2021: 20 games/1 goal (Jong PSV)

Eerste Divisie 2021/2022 (ongoing): 21 games/12 goals (Jong PSV)

Description:

Johan Bakayoko moved to PSV Eindhoven youth academy from Anderlecht in 2019. He is a part of a very interesting generation of Belgian players born in 2003 which includes, among others Cisse Sandra, Zeno Debast, Lynnt Audoor, Luca Oyen, Tuur Rommens, and Anthony Descotte. Johan has been in phenomenal form for Jong PSV this season so far – he scored 12 goals and provided 9 assists in just 21 games in the Eerste Divisie for the reserves of Dutch giants.

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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