Date of birth: 05/02/2008 (15 years old)
Place of birth: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Youth career: AVV Zeeburgia, Feyenoord (since 2016)
Current club: Feyenoord
Squad number: —
Current national team: Netherlands U-16
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2023/2024 (1/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2026
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Philippe Coutinho/Hatem Ben Arfa
– ball control
– first touch
– set pieces
– combative and quite strong for his size, but he’s a player of a rather small frame, who needs to work hard on his physicality
– frequency and quality of operating with his weaker left foot
Style of play:
– advanced playmaker
– player with a low centre of gravity, fantastic pace, agility, and coordination
– very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, and fast direction shifts in possession
– likes to play in a free attacking role, where he is granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space
– likes to dribble
– likes to use feints, body balance, and tricks to beat his opponents
– highly technical and creative player
– spectacular player able who likes to have the ball at his feet and is able to make difference with his dribbling or passing skills at any time
– tricky off-the-ball movements and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, positive with the ball at his feet, and confident of his skills
– mobile and skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his electric pace and acceleration
– likes to make quick one-twos with his teammates
– often makes surging runs into the penalty box
– able to dribble comfortably and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed
– superb footwork and close control in tight spaces
– good direct and indirect set-piece taker
– even though his defensive skills are still improvable, he shows some really good work rate and tenacity against the ball
Despite being fouled, Ouarghi provides an assist after a superb run.
Ouarghi wins a penalty after beating several opponents in a superb solo run.
Ouarghi creates a good chance with a through ball after an impressive run.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
Dutch U-15 Championship 2022/2023 winner with Feyenoord.
League summary (as for 18 November 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Ayoub Ouarghi joined Varkenoord, the superb Feyenoord youth academy, from AVV Zeeburgia in 2016. He is considered to be one of the most talented U17s in the Netherlands and a big star of Dutch youth leagues. Ayoub was born in Amsterdam and currently represents the youth of both Netherlands and Morocco – the country of his parents.
Football Talent Scout potential rating: