Esmir Bajraktarevic

Esmir Bajraktarevic

Country: USA/Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of birth: 10/03/2005 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Appleton, Wisconsin (USA)

Height: 175cm

Youth career: SC Waukesha, Chicago Fire, Wave SC, New England Revolution (since 2021)

Current club: New England Revolution

Squad number: 47

Current national team: USA U-20

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 75.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Bernardo Silva

Strengths:

– passing 

– vision 

– creativity 

– technique

– ball control 

– agility 

– pace 

– football IQ 

– dribbling 

– first touch 

Weaknesses:

– physical strength

– efficiency in defensive duels

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker/wide playmaker

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– midfielder who sees the game differently from most revealing creativity, cleverness at his off-the-ball movements, great vision, and passing ability orchestrating or providing dynamism to the team’s build-up process with ease and effectiveness

– 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

– superb pace, agility, and coordination

– highly technical and elegant player with excellent footwork

– likes to make quick first touch combinations with his teammates

– has the technique, ability and confidence to execute the killer passes and set-up goalscoring opportunities for his teammates

– extraordinary thinking when on the ball – he often chooses options which are unexpected for the opposition

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

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

– avoids using his right weaker foot

Bajraktarevic makes a good run through the middle, dribbles past one opponent, and scores with a good finish.
Bajraktarevic orchestrates the play and provides a brilliant pass to his full-back.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 18 April 2022):

USL League One 2021: 11 games/1 goal (New England Revolution II)

MLS Next Pro 2022 (ongoing): 3 games/0 goals (New England Revolution II)

Description:

Esmir Bajraktarevic joined New England Revolution in 2022 from Wave SC. He is a part of an extremely interesting generation of US players born in 2005 which includes, among others Obed Vargas, Serge Ngoma, Reed Baker-Whiting, Noel Buck, Niko Tsakiris, Joshua Wynder, and Felipe Valencia. Esmir’s good performances for Revs II did not go unnoticed – in January 2022, he received his first call up to the USMNT U-20.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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