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Football Transfer News: Five Young Strikers Looking For A Big Move This Summer

latest football transfer news, there are other top young strikers around Europe that the main stream football fans are not really aware off.

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In the latest football transfer news, Darwin Nunez to Liverpool seems like a formality now. There are other top young strikers around Europe that the main stream football fans are not really aware off. Darwin Nunez was a relatively unknown name before he exploded last season.

These five players have put in impressive performances last year which put on them on the radar of big European clubs. Now let's take a look at these five young strikers looking for a big move this summer:

Matias Arezo:

Latest Transfer News: Arezo | Sportz Point.

Matias Arezo (Image- Getty Images)

Matías Arezo is well-known to many already because of ability on Football Manager, but he is also a pretty exciting prospect in real-world football. He made his River Plate (URU) debut as a 16-year-old and has accumulated 91 appearances in the last two years, scoring 37 goals in the process – albeit a good chunk of those were from the penalty spot.

Nicknamed 'El Bufalo' in Uruguay, he made a much-anticipated move to Europe in January 2022, moving to La Liga club Granada CF for €5 million.

In the latest transfer news, Arezo has been scouted by big names in Europe like clubs from Serie A and Bundesliga.

Style of Play:

Arezo's build subscribes to the stereotypical South American striker – short and stocky with good core strength. He utilises his body to good effect to pin and disrupt defenders when rumbling around the attacking third. He has a good burst and above-average speed but he is not especially quick; he is more steady and functional, something which may be an issue in the top European leagues.

STRENGTHS:

  1. Excellent ball-striker
  2. Good at finiding space in the box
  3. Robust athleticism – stocky, strong

WEAKNESSES:

  1. Extremely poor shot selection
  2. Erratic link play – lacks touch

Myron Boadu:

Latest Transfer News: Boadu | Sportz Point.

Myron Boadu (Image- Getty Images)

Myron Boadu has been in the public eye for almost half a decade. He was scoring goals in third-tier Dutch football as a 16-year-old in 2017, then made the step up to the first-team squad later that year. An ACL rupture and fractured ankle meant last season was his first in senior football – and he didn't disappoint. Boadu contributed to 30 goals in 36 nineties across all competitions, made his senior Netherlands debut, and announced himself as one of the best young strikers in Europe.

His move to AS Monaco this season hasn't worked out – yet. A couple of injuries have hampered him, and the role he's played doesn't really suit him.

Even after suffering two serious injuries before his 18th birthday, Myron Boadu remains a high-impact athlete. He's explosive over short distances, able to create separations. He also has excellent top-end speed which few can match. He's nimble enough in smaller spaces and possesses a mature, athletic frame.

Style of Play:

His movement in general is excellent. He's a constant threat against high defensive lines: he positions himself on the last man and shows impressive awareness in his positioning and posture, angling his body to optimise his runs into depth. His acceleration and speed make him difficult to contain in these situations.

STRENGTHS:

  1. Mature athlete – despite injuries
  2. Movement into depth and inside box
  3. First-time shooting with both feet

WEAKNESSES:

  1. Average and inconsistent link play
  2. Finishing in one-v-one situations

Gianluca Scamacca:

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Gianluca Scamacca (Image- Getty Images)

Gianluca Scamacca's career has taken its time to blossom. A wonderful youth international career with Italy has often been counter-balanced by struggles at club level.

Last season though, some time spent on loan at Ascoli in Serie B gave Scamacca his first proper shot at senior football and started to show glimpses of why he has always been so highly rated in Italian football circles. Last season at Genoa, while playing time was sporadic, he continued to showcase his ongoing development.

Now back at Sassuolo, Scamacca has seized a long-awaited opportunity to be their starting striker. He will likely be a prominent figure for Italy's senior side in the short, medium and long term.

Latest football transfer news, sees Scamacca being linked with Arsenal this summer.

Style of Play:

The Italian striker is physically gifted. His athletic profile is reminiscent of a young Zlatan Ibrahimović; he is extremely mobile at 6'5", and while he is not yet the physically dominant striker the Swede has become, the potential is undoubtedly there.

In the meantime, there are so many other aspects of his game to be excited about. Scamacca is turning into a nicely well-rounded striker. His non-penalty expected goals per 90 minutes of 0.34 in 2020/21 so far is quite solid for a young player in a bad team, but it his creativity and ball progression that provide the best indication of a striker that could be influential at a top-level club.

His hold up play and ball carrying is a much improved feature of his game as he grows more comfortable at senior level. His technical quality is wonderful for his size and he has a good turn of pace as well.

STRENGTHS:

  1. Athletic profile – tall but flexible
  2. Technical skill for his 6'5" frame
  3. Compact ball-striker with great power

WEAKNESSES:

  1. Still adapting to senior football
  2. Positioning in final third

Victor Osimhen:

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Victor Osimhen has endured a difficult and staggered route to the top, beset by health setbacks and spells in four countries. The Nigerian arose to prominence at the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup where he scored ten goals, claiming the tournament's Golden Boot.

From there he signed a contract with Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg, but injury, followed by a bout of malaria threatened to derail his European career before it had even begun. Osimhen rebooted with RSC Charleroi in Belgium before joining Lille in Ligue 1 after a strong scoring campaign in the Belgian Pro League.

Football Transfer News, shows that Victor Osimhen is linked to a move to Manchester United and Arsenal.

Style of Play:

His diverse skillset, extreme work-rate and awareness of space across defensive lines enabled him to replicate that scoring run in France, which in turn made way for a huge move to Napoli.

Osimhen is quick off the mark, retains his speed over long distances and can quite capably run in behind as easily as he competes in the air with his 6'1" frame. He's an accurate finisher, high-volume shooter and a first-class competitor in any given duel.

The 22-year-old's link-up play is to a good standard, and in the time he has spent on the pitch in Italy, it has acted as an effective foil for the diminutive Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne. He creates shots for himself, as well as others, which is a positive sign and commonly lends itself to individuals who do not find themselves hamstrung when fielded in different styles or systems.

STRENGTHS:

  1. Effective finisher, with feet and head
  2. Relentless effort in every phase
  3. Robust strength

WEAKNESSES:

  1. Efficiency in deeper areas
  2. Suceptible to injuries

Alou Kuol:

Latest Transfer News: Alou | Sportz Point

Alou Kuol (Image-Getty Images)

A semi-professional footballer in 2019, and barely a professional for part of 2020, Alou Kuol is now one of the hottest names in Australian football.

A wonderful first full campaign in the A-League did not go unnoticed in Europe either, with Sven Mislintat's VfB Stuttgart pouncing to complete the signing of 2001-born striker who made the move to Germany at the end of his debut season in the A-League.

After six months training with the first-team and playing with the second-team in the Regionalliga, Kuol has joined SV Sandhausen on loan in the 2. Bundesliga.

Kuol's fundamental qualities are surprisingly strong for a youngster just emerging at the professional level. His game has a lot of intensity to it; he makes things happen, he is already at (and above) the physical level to compete at senior level, and the defensive side of his game is quite competent.

Football Transfer News show us that Kuol is attracting big names from the Bundesliga.

Style of Play:

Kuol's fundamental qualities are surprisingly strong for a youngster just emerging at the professional level. His game has a lot of intensity to it; he makes things happen, he is already at (and above) the physical level to compete at senior level, and the defensive side of his game is quite competent.

And from there you build. As a striker, he obviously needs to score, and in the A-League he has been one of the best in 2020/21. While his role as a super sub has helped, his returns – both in terms of goals and expected goals – are right near the top of all A-League players.

Kuol thrives in a variety of situations because of a unique physical profile that sees him dominate in aerial duels, while still being agile and extremely quick.

He is not overly tall, but he possesses an incredible leap that helps him score a lot of headers, as well as contest strongly for the ball across the field. His agility is derived from a light-footed running stance that sees him jog around the pitch almost on his tippy-toes as he scans for opportunities to latch onto a loose touch or misdirected pass.

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