Julien Duranville

Julien Duranville

Country: Belgium

Date of birth: 05/05/2006 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Belgium

Height: 172cm

Youth career: Anderlecht

Current club: Anderlecht

Squad number: 59

Current national team: Belgium U-16

Position: 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: Luis Sinisterra/Vinicius Junior

Strengths:

– pace 

– acceleration 

– dynamism 

– technique 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– agility 

– first touch 

– creativity 

– crossing 

– ambidexterity 

To improve:

– needs to work on the precision of his shooting skills and composure in the final third to become more prolific

– aerial duels

Style of play:

– flamboyant and explosive winger/inside forward

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

– equally good on both wings

– great acceleration, agility, flair, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession

– 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

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– likes to dribble

– likes to vary his play by cutting inside, running to the by-line to cross, using half-spaces, and swapping wings

– skillful, powerful, and tricky dribbler who likes to use stepovers and body feints to beat his opponents

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings

– incredibly explosive over the first meters/phenomenal motor skills

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

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

– very dangerous on the counter thanks to his electric pace and acceleration

– able to dribble, cross, and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed

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

– his defensive positioning is still improvable but he often tracks back to help in the defensive phase and is able to dispossess opponents thanks to his explosiveness

– all-action and energetic

– operates very comfortably with his left weaker foot

Duranville makes a good off the ball run, receives the ball, and scores with a nice finish.
Duranville dribbles past his opponent with ease and provides a good pass to create a big chance for his teammate.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 7 August 2022):

Jupiler Pro League 2021/2022: 1 game/0 goals (Anderlecht)

Description:

Julien Duranville joined the famous RSC Anderlecht youth academy at the age of 7. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Belgium and is tipped to follow in the footsteps of other Anderlecht’s famous graduates such as Romelu Lukaku, Vincent Kompany, Youri Tielemans, Leander Dendoncker, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Alexis Saelemaekers, and Jérémy Doku. He is a part of the new wave of highly talented Anderlecht academy players such as Yari Verschaeren, Anouar Ait El Hadj, Mario Stroeykens, Killian Sardella, Zeno Debast, Marco Kana, Noah Sadiki, Enock Agyei, Lucas Stassin, Amadou Diallo, Luca Monticelli, and Nils De Wilde. He made his professional debut on 22 May 2022, in a 1–1 Jupiler Pro League draw against Club Brugge – at the age of 16 years and 17 days he became RSCA’s youngest debutant since Romelu Lukaku.

Quotes:

‘Julien passed physical tests with the results that were never seen before. And he also combines that with phenomenal technique. He’s an absolute top talent.’

(Peter Verbeke – Anderlecht’s CEO)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10 

Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

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