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Players to Watch: Ryad Boudebouz

Name: Ryad Boudebouz   Age: 19 February 1990 (age 26)

Club: Montpellier HSC.    Nationality:  Algerian

League: Ligue 1    Height:  177 cm,  5’9             Position: RW/LW

After the very impressive season and displays by Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez, many clubs in England will be on the look out for another hidden gem in France. Ligue 1 has already proven to be a hotbed for relatively unknown prospects with the likes of Dimitri Payet, Laurent Koscienly, Yohan Cabaye, Kante and Riyad Mahrez just to name a few. And, Ryad Boudebouz could be next on that list.

A very tricky and pacy winger who also has end product. He has been one of the best perfoming wingers in the league. Although, the headlines have been taken by the likes of Ousmane Dembele and Hatem Ben Arfa, his performances have also been equally impressive and should not be overlooked. In Ligue 1 this season, he has managed to score 2 goals and create 12 assists for his teammates. Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Angel Di Maria have managed more assists this season. He has all the skills to be just as effective as Riyad Mahrez has been this season and would fit very in the Premier league. Great close control and incredible ability to cross the ball from anywhere on the pitch and cause havoc in the opposition’s defence. 


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