In the scouting report section of the site, Liquid Football hopes to bring you the best young talent from around the World. We start off at Barcelona, with Alfie Long’s report on Jean-Marie Dongou.
Below is some footage of Barcelona’s highly rated forward Jean-Marie Dongou. Dongou is now 17-years-old and after being part of the Samuel Eto Foundation from a young age, he moved to La Masia to live their full time when he was 13-years-old.
He has been very impressive in his three years at La Masia. The academy has produced a conveyor belt of world class talent including Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas and Dongou is hoping to follow in their footsteps. He is strong on the ball, sharp on the turn and obviously a very good finisher having scored at least 30 goals each season despite playing up to three years above his age group. He has developed so quickly that many people around the club have suggested he is better for his age than Lionel Messi was when he played within the academy. He has already played for Barcelona’s B side and is predicted to play for the first team in the not-too-distant future.What we know about him… D.O.B – 20/04/95 (Age 17) Nationality – Cameroonian – but qualifies to play for Spain once he turns 18, due to living in the country for 5 years. Height – 6ft 0″ Position – Forward Preferred Foot – Right – but he is just as comfortable on his left scoring a number of goals cutting in from the flanks. Written by Alfie Long. See more of his work at: pitchsidetalk.wordpress.com or follow him on twitter @pitchsidetalk Edited by Charlie Cook @charlie_cook09 Thoughts and comments welcome, all support appreciated!