Who is Liverpool target Abdulkadir Omur? A huge talent on the rise?
According to a report in the Mirror, Premier League leaders Liverpool are edging closer to signing Turkish wonderkid Abdulkadir Omur. The Reds are battling with Manchester City for the £27m starlet.
Other big European clubs like AS Roma, Barcelona and Inter Milan are also interested in the player who burst onto the scene last season. As per the report, Omur, who is currently plying his trade at Trabzonspor in Turkey, dreams of playing in the European top-tier very soon.
He has opened the door for a move to Anfield though, by saying that Liverpool is one of the most important clubs and that if gets an opportunity, he will make a move to Europe. (Mirror)
Here’s everything you need to know about the player:
Scout Report – Abdulkadir Omur
Current Club – Trabzonspor
Age – 19
Position – Right midfield, central midfield, attacking midfield
Predominantly a right-sided midfielder, Omur can play as a number 10 and as a central midfielder. Born in Trabzon in 1999, he was scouted by the Trabzonspor team and got a chance to have a trial. He then joined their youth team in 2011.
In 2016, the 19-year-old was called up to the first-team. He made his senior debut in 2016 in a Turkish Cup game against Adanaspor. Fast forward to December 17 of the same year, Omur made his Super Lig bout in a game against Istanbul Basaksehir.
He is being linked with a move to Liverpool and several other clubs in big European leagues, chiefly because of the versatility he possesses. He has magical feet and an eye for a key pass is always there while moving across the midfield to impact the game and create chances.
Omur has lovely dribbling skills to go past the opposition players in a flash, doing so at the rate of 1.3 per game in the Turkish league this season. With a pass success of over 86%, the attacking midfielder depicts his propensity to be secure in possession. The balance of the body when he controls the ball and holds off players is fantastic, to say the least. (Stats courtesy: whoscored.com)
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He may yet have to learn the art of being involved in a game of football without possession, but the Turk is only 19 now and has a lot of years ahead to learn the game in its entirety. One thing is clear – the way Omur makes use of the ball, there aren’t many who can do that.