World Cup Scout - Rene Krhin
The Sky Sports Scout has turned his attention to the World Cup finals and his first report is on Slovenia's Rene Krhin.
Last Updated: 21/05/14 10:25am
Sky Sports Scout is our exciting feature where we scour the globe looking out for the best talent and bring you a report on what we find.
Our Scout has now turned his attention to the World Cup finals and over the coming weeks will report on some of the best talent in South Africa.
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First under our scout's gaze ahead of the finals is Inter Milan youngster Rene Krhin - recommended by Sky Sports reader Patrick Coolage - who will be playing for Slovenia in South Africa.
The scout reports...
Rene Krhin is one of the most talked about players to emerge from Slovenia in recent years.
This young midfielder caused a big controversy last summer when he declined to play for Slovenian U19s at the European Championship in Ukraine. He and his compatriot Vid Belec instead travelled to USA with Italian champions Inter Milan.
Many fans were unhappy with this gesture at the time, but the move looks to have worked out well for him as he impressed Jose Mourinho - who went on to give him his senior debut.
As well as his Inter debut, he was then capped by Slovenia at full level, including his first appearance against England at Wembley.
Krhin is already famous in his homeland because he is the first Slovenian to progress through the ranks in one of Europe's top clubs.
Krhin is a talented central midfielder, who is often compared to his Inter team-mate Esteban Cambiasso.
He is known for his great pace, vision and also passing; when he made his debut against Parma he collected the ball, dribbled past two players and started the attack which led to a goal.
A loan move next season looks likely, but he will first play at the World Cup finals and a positive display could see a host of clubs emerge as suitors.
The scout says...
Krhin only played a bit-part in Slovenia's qualification, playing three times in qualifying, but he is held in such regard that he will be hoping he could become a first-choice whilst in South Africa.
The Scout rating...
Shooting: 6 out of 10
Passing: 8 out of 10
Tackling: 7 out of 10
Heading: 7 out of 10
Pace: 9 out of 10
Vision: 8 out of 10
Current ability: 6 out of 10
Potential ability: 9 out of 10
OVERALL SCOUT RATING: 60/80
Current value: £6million
Potential value: £18million
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