French football has a growing reputation for producing excellent young prospects and it is certainly continuing to live up to its reputation. One of the best talent coming out of the Ligue 1 at the moment is Ibrahim Sangare. He is a much-coveted defensive midfielder and here we look at his profile to analyze what he has to offer
Born on 2nd December 1997 in Ivory Coast, Ibrahim Sangare moved to France at a very young age. The 22-year -old Ivorian currently plays for French club Toulouse in a defensive midfield role. He is 6’3” tall and weighs approx 80kg.
Ibrahim sangare’s physique is one of the main strengths as he can comfortably use his height and long legs to hold off opposition players. His understanding of space is very good which allows him to cover for his full-backs when they bomb forward. However, he is not a midfielder with limited attributes as his quality on the ball is also a key aspect of his game. Sangare is versatile in his passing range and can play both long and short passes with relative ease.similarly, he is capable of spotting runs made by his strikers behind the defenders and his first time passes to release the strikers has been a vital part of Toulouse’s attacking play. However, he is still raw and his decision-making might not the best at times, especially while choosing the nature of passes. Ibrahim Sangare also possesses a natural burst of pace which allows him to get away from his markers and turn defense into attacks. Apart from that, on other quality which makes Sangare such an exciting talent is his ability to defend in 1v1 scenarios.
Ibrahim Sangare is currently said to be earning $15000 per week and around $1 million including all the bonuses and sponsorship deals. He is currently valued at $35 million by his club Toulouse.
Ibrahim Sangare has played a total of 52 games until the end of the 2018/19 season for the Toulouse senior team having made his debut against Angers in a 0-0 draw in October 2016. He was given his chance to impress for the senior team after putting in noteworthy performances for the Toulouse ‘B’ team. Ibrahim Sangare is bound to get to the top and its only a matter of time before big clubs start hovering around the young Ivorian. Teams like Everton, RB Leipzig, and Monaco have already been credited with having an interest in acquiring his services.