Tony Varjund

Tony Varjund

Country: Estonia

Date of birth: 21/06/2007 (15 years old)

Place of birth: Tallinn (Estonia)

Height: —

Youth career: Harju JK, Kalev Tallinn, Flora Tallinn (since 2022)

Current club: Flora Tallinn

Squad number: 57

Current national team: Estonia U-17

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, second striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 31.12.2022

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Hans Vanaken

Strengths:

– passing Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– creativity Untitled1

– physical strength Untitled1

– football IQ Untitled

– dribbling Untitled

– first touch Untitled

– off-the-ball movement Untitled

– defensive contribution Untitled

To improve:

– mid and long-range shooting skills/general efficiency in the final third

– faster decision-making

– tall but doesn’t have the aerial prowess

– decent pace for a player of his size but he lacks explosivity

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– player with a good body mass ratio and physical strength for his age who feels quite comfortable in contact situations

– likes to have the ball at his feet and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who links up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness

– intelligent movement and positioning between the lines

– highly technical, creative, and elegant on the ball

– very good in combination play

– cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls

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

– high football IQ, maturity, and spatial awareness

– has the ability, outstanding vision, and confidence to provide good through/killer passes in the final third

– good composure and retention skills under pressure/press-resistant player

– displays a natural technique to maneuver in tight spaces

– excellent footwork for a player of his size

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength and excellent close control

– does not hesitate to track back and work for the team/good recovery of his position and decent tackling skills

– operates quite comfortably with his weaker left foot

Varjund loses his markers with a good off-the-ball move and scores with a precise finish.
Varjund with a good run through the middle and a superb pass to provide an assist.

Heatmap by InStat:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 1 December 2022):

Esiliiga 2022: 24 games/1 goal (Flora II)

Meistriliiga 2022: 2 games/0 goals (Flora)

Description:

Tony Varjund joined the Flora Tallinn youth academy from Kalev Tallinn in January 2022. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Estonia. He is one of the leaders of an interesting generation of Estonian U-17 players which includes, among others Patrik Kristal, Maksim Kalimullin, Soufian Gouram, Maksim Laskov, Imre Kartau, Oscar Pihela, and Kaarel Leppsalu. Tony made his debut in the Estonian top tier at the age of 15 years, 3 months and 10 days on 1 October 2022 in a game against TJK Legion.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10 BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European league ambition.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

Playmaker

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