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Underrated: Sébastien Corchia

Name: Sébastien Corchia     Age:  25 years old, (born 1 November 1990)

Club: Lille OSC.    Nationality: French/Italian

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

Current market value: £3.38 mil (According to the transfermarkt)

Contract until: 30.06.2018


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In football right now, there isn’t a abundance of great attacking right back who can also defend. A player like Corchia is somewhat of a rare commodity nowadays. He is one of the best full backs in France and is already interesting a few clubs around Europe.

Sébastien Corchia has always been a player with immense potential but his rise has been more gradual than first expected. In his early 20s, moves to Arsenal and other top European clubs were touted for the then FC Sochaux player but he chose to remain in France and sign for Lille. In his two seasons at Lille, he has been an ever present in the team but the teams struggles have seen him play a host of different position. He has been rotated from his favoured right back position to at times playing high up the pitch as a right winger. He has managed to play 33 league games this season for Lille and helped them achieve 2nd most clean sheets in the league after champions PSG. And, considering the fact that Lille didn’t have a particularly great season, their defence with Corchia included was the highlight of their season. He scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists.

However, this doesn’t do him justice for all the attacking qualities he possesses and his ability at times to create havoc with set pieces as well. A player capable of so much more and a move to a bigger club could be all that is needed to trigger him into becoming one of the world’s best fullback. This summer many clubs should be vying for his signature because he would be a bargain buy for any top club.


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