Scout Report – Dimitri Oberlin
Tottenham Hotspur have a fight on their hands to reach the Champions League next season as Mauricio Pochettino’s side have failed to find any kind of consistency in the league this season. The manager will not be too happy with his side’s recent performances and is adamant that he needs to add another attacker, to compete with the best in the league.
A number of exciting names have constantly been linked with a move to Wembley but one name that is exciting many fans is Dimitri Oberlin.
According to reports, Tottenham Hotspur have joined a host of clubs in Europe, who are desperately scouting Oberlin, for a move in January. The story claims that he is valued at around £20m but is he the right man for Spurs? Here is a mini scout report for you, if you have not heard of him and his record:
A product of the FC Zurich academy, Oberlin failed to establish himself in the first-team in Zurich and moved to RB Salzburg in 2015. He spent the last two seasons on loan at two different clubs and is in his third loan spell already, impressing for Basel from the start of this season. He has also represented Switzerland in almost every junior groups and is not too far away from a call-up to the senior side.
A centre-forward by trait, the 20-year old is a decent dribbler, whose intelligent movements on and off the ball are right up there with the best. He can also play as a winger but is productive when leading the line for his side.
Quick and agile, he is a hard man to mark in the final third, while his finishing makes him a dangerous player. He has stepped up his game this season, picking up 3 goals in 6 league starts and 4 goals in 4 Champions League starts. He is only growing more and more confident and is expected to be a superstar in the years to come.
Arsenal, Sevilla, Napoli, Newcastle United and Manchester United are also interested in his services, which shows his quality. At just 20, he may not be a player who would walk into the first-team in top European clubs but he is definitely an exciting prospect who most clubs would want to have at their disposal.
His strength and hold up play need to be improved upon while his defensive discipline is an area of worry. But at his age, he is going to learn and learn quickly, and could be a sensational addition to the squad at Wembley.