Taha Ayari

Taha Ayari

Country: Sweden/Tunisia

Date of birth: 10/05/2005 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Sweden

Height: —

Youth career: AIK

Current club: AIK

Squad number: 45

Current national team: Sweden U-18

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0), UEFA Youth League 2022/2023 (2/0)

Contract until: 31.12.2025

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Henrikh Mkhitaryan


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– creativity

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– versatility Untitled

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To improve:

– shooting skills/finishing in the final third to become more prolific

– can be a little bit overambitious/overconfident with dribble sometimes and give the ball away way too cheaply

– not afraid of contact and aerial duels with taller and stronger opponents but still needs to work on his physical development

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– offensive allrounder capable of playing in various positions such as attacking midfielder, winger, and supporting striker

– 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

– excellent pace, agility, and coordination

– likes to dribble

– likes to attack from the left wing, cut inside, and find a good opportunity to score or pass

– able to rapidly speed up the game by progressive runs, passes, and directional first touch dribbles

– 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

– tricky, skillful, mobile, and energetic player with ‘quick feet’ who draws many fouls in dangerous areas

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

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

– counter-attack threat

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

– active and tenacious in pressing/often tracks back to help the team in the defensive phase

– operates quite comfortably with his left weaker foot

– good direct and indirect set-piece taker

Ayari on the counter – he spots the move of his teammate and provides a very good assist.
Ayari cuts inside from the left wing, enters the penalty area, and provides his teammate with a very good backpass.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-3-2-1.



League summary (as for 25 October 2022):

Allsvenskan 2022 (ongoing): 3 games/0 goals (AIK)


Taha Ayari is a product of the AIK youth academy. His older brother Yasin is a very talented footballer who also plays for AIK. Taha made his professional debut on 4 September 2022 by replacing his brother Yasin in a league fixture against GIF Sundsvall, in which he won a penalty just a few minutes after coming on. He is a part of an extremely interesting generation of Swedish players born in 2005 which includes, among others Roony Bardghji, Jardell Kanga, Emmanuel Tannor, Montader Madjed, Fredrik Nissen, Marco Olsson Valdés, Matteo Vinlöf, Kazper Karlsson, Malik Mokédé, and Ludwig Malachowski Thorell.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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First team material in a top European league.





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