Sky Sports Scout - Miralem Pjanic
Sky Sports Scout is our exciting new feature where we scour the globe looking out for the best talent, next up is Miralem Pjanic.
By Sky Sports Scout
Last Updated: 21/05/14 9:41am
Sky Sports Scout is our exciting new feature where we scour the globe looking out for the best talent and bringing you a report on what we find.
Our Scout will report back and you can comment on what you think of our appraisal.
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Latest under our scout's gaze is Miralem Pjanic - Recommended by Sky Sports reader Adam Robinson .
The scout reports...
Despite only being 18-years-old Miralem Pjanic is already part of the best club in France - Lyon. Educated at Metz and after just one season in Ligue 1, the playmaker was snapped up by the reigning champions on a four-year contract after they paid more than £5million for his signature.
Pjanic is an old-fashioned playmaker and has immediately impressed the observers with huge technical qualities.
The youngster has led an amazing life so far. Born in Bosnia, 1990, Miralem left his native country with his family due to war, and they finally settled in Luxemburg before Metz signed him at just 14 and he quickly rose through the ranks becoming one of the most highly-rated players for his age in the world.
The 18-year-old will have to improve physically and reach a new level to be competitive with Lyon in the Champions League, a competition he will discover soon at Stade Gerland.
The scout says...
The coming season will be essential to the career of the young Bosnian. If he can become a regular in the Lyon starting XI, where there is a lot of competition this term in the midfield, Pjanic could be on his to becoming a true great.
The Scout rating...
Shooting: 8 out of 10
Passing: 9 out of 10
Tackling: 5 out of 10
Heading: 5 out of 10
Pace: 6 out of 10
Vision: 9 out of 10
Current ability: 8 out of 10
Potential ability: 10 out of 10
OVERALL SCOUT RATING: 60/80
Current value: £6million
Potential value: £28million
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