Galatasaray Star Midfielder Chased By AS Roma

In recent times, soccer has seen an increase within the variety of feeder leagues. These leagues are specialists at discovering younger skills, growing them into stars, and promoting them to a prime league membership for a excessive value. One of many latest entries to the feeder leagues is the Turkish Tremendous Lig. 

The league, in recent times, has began to develop a number of children, such because the Turkish Ozil Arda Guler and Feyenoord defender Orkun Kokcu. And this 12 months, one other title has joined the listing; Efe Akman. The 16-year-old defensive midfielder is a product of the famed Galatasaray youth system.

Efe Akman comes from a household of footballers, together with his father Ayhan representing Galatasaray for greater than 200 matches in a profession the place he performed over 400 video games. Ayhan additionally made 22 appearances for the Turkish nationwide soccer staff. 

Efe Akman’s cousin Ali is on mortgage to Turkish soccer membership Goztepe from German membership Eintracht Frankfurt, whereas his brother Hamza additionally performs for the Galatasaray youth facet.

So, who’s Efe Akman, and the way good is he?

Who’s Efe Akman? 

Efe Akman was born on March 20, 2006, in Istanbul, Turkey, when his father performed for Galatasaray. Thus, Akman’s footballing journey began on the membership, the place he was enrolled at a really younger age. Because of this, Akman made speedy progress via the youth ranks.

This additionally caught the curiosity of the nationwide staff set-up, and Efe Akman was given a call-up to the under-16 staff. He made 13 appearances for the staff in worldwide friendlies and likewise performed in two matches on the 2022 UEFA European Beneath-17 Championship, the place Turkey crashed out within the group stage.

Within the present season, he has received a promotion at each the membership and nation ranges. For Galatasaray, he was promoted to the under-19 facet whereas he was given a call-up to the under-17 nationwide soccer staff.

Efe Akman has grabbed the possibilities with each fingers delivering sensible performances and alerting a number of golf equipment within the prime European league who’re already contacting Galatasaray over the supply of {the teenager}. 

Efe Akman stats 

This season Efe Akman has been given a run of video games within the under-19 facet, taking part in 457 minutes throughout six matches within the league. And his performances have been integral to his staff’s league kind, the place they’re 9 factors forward of second-placed Fenerbahce. The staff are additionally but to lose any match the place Akman has performed, successful 5 and drawing one sport.

He has additionally performed 4 instances within the UEFA Youth League. As well as, he has additionally performed worldwide friendlies and represented them in three 2022 UEFA European Beneath-17 Championship {qualifications}, the place he scored one (in opposition to Switzerland) and created one other (in opposition to San Marino).

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Efe Akman positioning and elegance of play 

On the youth ranges, a participant is often not performed in a particular place, and this has been the case with Efe Akman. Whereas he’s a defensive midfielder, Akman has performed as a central and attacking midfielder. 

One of many causes Efe is very rated is his tempo and sensible passing, which is never seen in a defensive midfielder at such a younger age. The mix of those two abilities permits him to maneuver the ball ahead shortly, and with out it, permits him to run up and down the pitch contributing each in assault and defence. His imaginative and prescient for recognizing gaps within the opposition’s defence can be wonderful for his age.

Nonetheless, there are areas for enchancment in his sport, the chief of which is his hesitancy to get entangled bodily. Regardless of being a quantity six, Akman hardly ever seems to be assured whereas going for a deal with and, at instances, is definitely outmuscled by the opposition. That is one thing that he must work on.

Efe Akman switch information 

Efe Akman has not even made a single senior staff look. Nonetheless, such is his expertise that Italian giants AS Roma are already trying so as to add him to their ranks alongside together with his teammate Yusuf Demir. Furthermore, the 2 golf equipment are presently concerned in a deal for the sale of Nicolo Zaniolo. And now La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that Roma need the 2 children in trade for Zaniolo.

It is a particular acknowledgement of Efe Akman’s expertise. Nonetheless, he nonetheless has to go a great distance earlier than he might take into consideration turning into the subsequent huge star to come back out of the Turkish youth system.