Hamza Akman

Hamza Akman

Full name: Hamza Yiğit Akman

Country: Turkey

Date of birth: 27/09/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Istanbul (Turkey)

Height: —

Youth career: Galatasaray

Current club: Galatasaray

Squad number: —

Current national team: Turkey U-18

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in:

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Mario Götze

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– passing Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– creativity

– first touch Untitled

– football IQ Untitled

– versatility Untitled

– agility Untitled

– flair Untitled

To improve:

– frequency and quality of operating with his left weaker foot

– consistency of his decision-making in the final third

– he’s combative and not afraid of physical challenges with stronger opponents but still needs to work on his physicality

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

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

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– 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

– excellent pace, agility, and coordination

– likes to dribble

– able to rapidly speed-up the game by progressive runs and passes

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

– in addition to his superb range of passing and creativity in the final third, he’s also a spectacular dribbler able to make the difference with effective solo runs to beat the defensive line

– skillful, mobile, and energetic

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

– excellent footwork, ball control, and dribbling skills in tight spaces

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

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

– avoids using his left weaker foot

– gets fouled often

– active and tenacious in the defensive phase, however his efficiency in defensive duels is very much improvable

Akman makes a good run through the middle and provides a superb assist for his teammate with a silky pass.
Akman spots the run of his teammate and stuns the defence with a brilliant no-look assist.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

Video:

Achievements:

Turkish U-19 Championship 2021/2022 winner with Galatasaray.

League summary (as for 12 June 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.

Description:

Hamza Akman comes from a very sporting family – his father is a former Galatasaray and Turkish national team player, his brother Efe is a star of Galatasaray U-16, and his cousin Ali plays for Eintracht Frankfurt. During the 2021/2022 season, Hamza was one of the leaders of Gala U-19 that won the Turkish Championship and showed a very nice generation of players including the likes of Beknaz Almazbekov, Zeki Saki, Emirhan Kayar, Taha Aydinli, Emir Tintis, Baran Aksaka, Umut Erdem, and Mehmet Aslanboga.

Quotes:

“I am aware of people’s expectations from me. I have improved myself and I think I am ready for the first-team.”

(Hamza Akman after winning the Turkish U-19 Championship with Galatasaray)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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