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    Lucas Torreira



    Full Name: Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua

    DOB: 11th February 1996

    POB: Fray Bentos, Uruguay

    Height: 1.67m

    Position: Defensive Midfielder/Centre Midfielder

    Current Team: Sampdoria


    I think @xavi_the_Boss mentioned him recently too

    He seem like an interesting player we perhaps keep an eye on for the future. Been compared to Verratti and Arturo Vidal, and seem to have had a great season, breakthrough in 2016/17.




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    Seems like he is the next big thing on Barca twitter right now.

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    I've said that to many: He has a 12m release clause and noone picks him up. He has all the necessary requirements to make it, just needs a platform and a breakthrough.

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    First I've seen of him, despite a friend of mine who's a huge Juve - and Serie A in general - fan was raving about how good this kid was a few months ago. Looks very interesting.
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    He is no joke. Very quick and knows how to take advantage of any free space.

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    So many short talented players these days
    Verratti, Kante, Seri, this guy

    There was a time i thought the shortest football players (who matter) were at worst 170 cm
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    Maradona was shorter than that.

    Not sure why you'd think that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Maradona was shorter than that.

    Not sure why you'd think that.
    And even recently Pedro (167), Roberto Carlos (168). I mean football favorites taller player more than most people thinks but there is always room for short guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaled_a_d View Post
    And even recently Pedro (167), Roberto Carlos (168). I mean football favorites taller player more than most people thinks but there is always room for short guys
    not necessarily, smaller guys always had an advantage by having a better balance, a lower center of gravity and usually faster acceleration. Smaller feet also allow a better first touch. Especially for wingers these are great attributes. Football is very generous to dwarfs which is probably one of the thousand reasons why the sport is so popular

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yannik View Post
    not necessarily, smaller guys always had an advantage by having a better balance, a lower center of gravity and usually faster acceleration. Smaller feet also allow a better first touch. Especially for wingers these are great attributes. Football is very generous to dwarfs which is probably one of the thousand reasons why the sport is so popular
    I wrote a long post with lots of statistics like BBZ, but to save everyone time the average male height worldwide is believed to be 170cm (some say even shorter),how many teams averages same height in the world? even in shorter countries it is usually has average height bigger than that. That is what I meant by favoring taller players as there is usually more taller players in teams than shorter ones. But otherwise I agree with what you said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yannik View Post
    I've said that to many: He has a 12m release clause and noone picks him up. He has all the necessary requirements to make it, just needs a platform and a breakthrough.
    For that much you could sign and loan him out again for a season. If he is that big of a talent.

    Don't know much about him, but if he's what people are describing him as then such deals are worth the punt instead of waiting for them to move on to a bigger team.

    He apparently got a Spanish passport too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khaled_a_d View Post
    I wrote a long post with lots of statistics like BBZ, but to save everyone time the average male height worldwide is believed to be 170cm (some say even shorter),how many teams averages same height in the world? even in shorter countries it is usually has average height bigger than that. That is what I meant by favoring taller players as there is usually more taller players in teams than shorter ones. But otherwise I agree with what you said
    Average male height may very well be 170cm worldwide but that doesn't mean players average height must be 170cm. Most of the players nowadays at high level are of European descent/European and Europeans tend to be a bit taller than other people around the world. If you really want to know if height plays an advantage you need to compare each individual country's average height to the average height of that country's players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Maradona was shorter than that.

    Not sure why you'd think that.
    I didn't watch football during maradona era, I was probably not even born.

    Anyways when I started watxhing football and reading player stats, the shortest players I came across were 170 cm.

    So these 160 cm players are a new thing for me.


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    I watched a lot of this guy last season, he's impressive. Physically a carbon copy of Verratti and their first focal point in possession.

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    Scouting report on Torreira from last September: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...lucas-torreira