Unearthing a young player, who is talented, has potential and costs relatively little, is in many ways, the ultimate recruitment holy grail. The difficulty is that there are lots of niche markets and lots of young players and clubs aren’t always going to know every player and every niche market.
Using a combination of statistics, resources and reports I can focus in on and target young players in these niche markets. This is then followed up with Wyscout reports, both written and video on who I think are the best young players in these niche markets.
The following are two examples of how this would work.
Example 1. Secret Striker. Using a combination of statistics, online resources and reports, I identified a 19 year old (20/09/1999), striker who plays in Scandinavia. 2017/ 18 was his first season. He scored 12 goals at a goal every 74 minutes played.
Secret Striker Video Report
Example 2 – I did a project though March and April 2018 on mainly young offensive players in French Division 2, which I then collated into a searchable, data base that linked into written and video reports.
Example of the reports of one of the young players from the project.
Yoane Wissa Video Report
As you can see, from the graphic of the spreadsheet below, it makes interesting reading and there are lots of good young players, in a host of niche markets, such as Croatia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, French Div 2 etc, that need further exploring!
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