Andy Diouf

Andy Diouf

Country: France/Senegal

Date of birth: 17/05/2003 (19 years old)

Place of birth: Neuilly-sur-Seine (France)

Height: 181cm

Youth career: AF Garenne-Colombes, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Boulogne-Billancourt, Stade Rennais (since 2018)

Current club: Stade Rennais

Squad number: 19

Current national team: France U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 500.000 €

Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (5/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: M FOOT

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Saúl Ñíguez

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– passing Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– athleticism Untitled1

– positioning Untitled

– tackling Untitled

– dribbling Untitled

– technique Untitled

– ball control Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– versatility Untitled

To improve:

– better mid-range and long-range shooting skills would very welcome for a player of his profile

– operating with his right weaker foot

Style of play:

– box-to-box midfielder with decent playmaking skills

– can play in various positions and roles in midfield if needed

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

– likes to play short passes

– his energy and anticipation sense enable him to cover a lot of ground, press opponents, and start attacks after winning back possession

– possesses high stamina, energy, and the ability to go on lung bursting runs through the middle of the park

– good ability at first touch/high speed in one-two combinations with his teammates

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength, ability to shield the ball, and technique

– above-average footwork and dribbling skills in tight spaces

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

– his creativity and passing skills allow him to provide some last through/killer passes near or even inside the 18-yard opponents’ box

– knows how to use his body strength in challenges/wins most of the physical duels

– good anticipation sense and positioning allow him to provide many key interceptions and tackles for his team

– his long-reaching legs are very helpful when tackling and recovering from mistakes

– does not dive into tackles

– competent set-piece taker

Diouf with a great run through the middle – he makes a quick one-two and then provides a superb pass to his winger.
Diouf with a powerful run on the counter – he dribbles past his opponent with ease and tries a dangerous through ball.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 30 June 2022):

Ligue 1 2020/2021: 1 game/0 goals (Rennes)

Ligue 1 2021/2022: 5 games/0 goals (Rennes)

Description:

A former youth academy player of Paris Saint-Germain and AC Boulogne-Billancourt, Andy Diouf joined Stade Rennais in 2019. In recent years, Rennes academy has been a source of many talented footballers, such as Ousmane Dembélé, Eduardo Camavinga, Sofiane Diop, Georginio Rutter, Adrien Truffert, Lilian Brassier, and Warmed Omari. Diouf made his professional debut for SRFC on 9 May 2021, coming on as a substitute in a 1–1 Ligue 1 home draw against his former club PSG.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European league.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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