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    Wilfred Kaptoum

    Sport just had a short article on Wilfred Jaures Kaptoum, youngster that plays for Barca Cadet A.



    Born: 07.07.1996.
    Nationality: Cameroon
    Position: Midfield

    Kaptoum came in La Masia in 2008 from the 'Eto'o Foundation. A player is physically well developed but most striking is his elegance.
    Together with Samper he is considered to be one of the best prospects of La Masia.

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    yup, caught my eye last year when he was cadete b player, some people are saying he is mix of xavi and zidane but still has to see more of him to make conclusion

    and here is a piece: http://www.sport.es/es/noticias/futb...aptoum-1175647
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    Interesting to see but hate those tags like a mix of Xavi and Zidane. Give him and others time

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    I always double doubt a talent from Africa. You never are sure how old those guys actually are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galning View Post
    I always double doubt a talent from Africa. You never are sure how old those guys actually are.
    Lukaku?
    Kaptoum is definitly not older than 15 years. Just look at his face.

    Never heard of him before...

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    Enguene and Kamptoum (in particular) seem to be future cracks, but people say they are the reason the team isn't playing the way it should... that they hold up the play too much.

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    Sport article in English (google translate, will edit parts when I have the time):

    He holds the American composer Steve Reich's approach to Western musicians oriental or African cultures occurs when wanting to imitate the sound, not their minds, thus the result is always worse than the original. With Barca something happens. There are many scouts who come to the Ciutat Esportiva language shelling ships in search of immediate results. But Barca language requires a tour, a piece of jewelry, a process that lasted more than three decades. Only then is understood that any squad that leads the '4 'give up the glory of the individual play to play one or two touches. "The technical profile has to be above all. Prioritize this aspect over his physical condition. We want to be a reference for the team. Players who can read the games, we teach reading the game better, "they say in the house.

    Over time, the '4 'has acquired a special meaning. It is the cord that holds the genesis of the Barca game. From Cesc Mile by Guardiola. In recent years players like Xavi and Iniesta have advanced their position a few meters and the 2.0 version of '4 'is Busquets, a defensive player with more packaging. This Barca midfield is as splendid as his future with players like Thiago, or Kaptoum Samper, ensuring a release of collateral.

    The club understand that La Masia live their golden age. "There has never been so much talent over midfielders and now" they say. While some will take the path away from the Nou Camp. Some have already done, as in the case of Oriol Romeu. Among the new groups are unanimous in pointing to Sergi Samper (20-1-1995, Barcelona) as one of those chosen to carry the '4 'of the first team in the future. At just 16 years has gone from playing in the cadet course become part of the juvenile Oscar Garcia. In addition to two training sessions have already shared with the first team. Is on the agenda of Pep.

    Samper is a four 'vintage', this summer has sprouted, and is above the 1.80 - but your body is a junior player. Suffers when the game gets physical, but makes up its shortcomings with intelligence, positioning, and a natural ability for the first hit. Reminds Pep, but runs down the field as he did Celades. "He's grown a lot physically. It has a fine constitution, but think fast. It has a lot of mental speed. It is this type of player who does not complicate the ball. But improving the situation of the game when the ball goes through his feet, "said Sergi Barjuan, who knows him well from his time as coach of juvenile B. The former left side of the 'Dream Team' remembers his experience with the midfielder: "I took Toral and Samper in a youth tournament to be held in Brazil. And I was impressed Samper. Although there is a great leap of the young cadet, taking responsibility very quickly. I think these parties realized that I needed to grow physically. We played against Argentine and Brazilian players are more facts. When he saw the crash should play with a measure of aggressiveness. "

    And is that how you have it for a player who learns quickly. "There are players who are very clever. And he knows that if he tried to dribble around the world would be worse player. It is a very focused guy, fast learner, understands you and see you first applied at the time it touches, "they said in the club.
    High school student, since it is in the youth training in the mornings and afternoons studying at La Masia, where everyone points out that it is a very focused guy, always right with teammates and coaches. Last season also gave up an offer from Arsenal, who then convinced the other cadets also Hector and Jon Bellerín Toral.

    Technicians agree on the need to step up to leadership level, is a very shy boy, as it still goes through stages in matches where the team lost prominence and suffers. Samper acts '4 ', but some experts consider that in the future could play '6'. There is an open discussion with opinions in the lower to suit all tastes. "It's as smart a player can occupy any position in midfield, although in the future will be a '6 '. Profile is a first team player. Oriol Romeu have things, but best read Samper football. It is a Barca player who has nursed since childhood, since it takes a lifetime to us, "they say. "Right now we have more conditions to play in front of the defense, is a more Guardiola, has no dynamism of a Xavi" defend others.

    Freshman of the youth in the home is considered normal in the first few months does not yet have the hierarchy of players older than him, and is expected to win their game in consistency with the months. "I still throw the passes a bit soft, they have to leave your feet tighter. He has to win consistently. Doing very well compete with older kids. " His talent has not gone unnoticed by the lower of the selection, which often involved with sub'17.

    Luis Milla, sub'21 technician, already has his eye. "It's the classic Barcelona player. Technically great, but think quickly. A midfielder on many levels, but just wait because it has only 16 years. " At Barcelona also have clear: we must have patience with Samper, especially now with the best midfield ever recorded in the first team.

    The African jewel Wilfred Kaptoum Jaures (07/07/1996, Cameroon) is one of the usual talk of the fields in the Ciutat Esportiva. His performances often amaze, as his superiority in the cadet age group is overwhelming. A cadet member of Barca, he is a prodigious midfielder who came to La Masia in 2008 from the 'Samuel Eto'o Foundation'. A physically well developed player but what is most striking is his elegance, he is one of the plastic players of the cantera [plastic???]. Unlike Samper, Kaptoum feels comfortable and clean driving rivals with ease[??]. His ability to start, accelerate and brake makes the difference, together with a superb eye for a pass. Technicians believe that he and Samper are the most promising midfielders in La Masia, but consider that it was not until youth when you can make real scrutiny about his possibilities. So far the big problem is that Kaptoum going "very left" and some experts consider even that should be playing at higher levels.

    "Technically he's very good, but we must insist that it gets lost defensive level with ease. He doesn't have to work hard because he's superior in this category. He loves to drive the ball, we have to wait until he's in the Juvenil teams, when they catch up physically, to see the projection" they say in the house. Technicians believe that he has to learn to play faster when he works his way through the categories, something essential to fit the machinery of the club. And he must give up some individual brilliance for the good of the collective game.


    * Did my best on the Kamptoum part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nejcf15 View Post
    Lukaku?
    Lukaku was born and raised in Belgium, so that's a different story.

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    Wow!! What an elegant player :o

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    This guy looks brilliant

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    According to Sport, Tata has watched Kaptoum and he is one of his favourites. They think he will be part of his plans in the future. http://www.sport.es/es/noticias/futb...a-tata-2538229

    Great talent, but the kid is only 17 (not even a month since his birthday) and he is just getting his promotion to Juvenil A this season.
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    It's great to have someone from the outside come in and have a fresh perspective on all of the players we have. N

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    Kaptoum is the closest thing to Thiago in La masia, his first touch is out of this world.

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    I like that Tata thinks of La Masia and well who knows maybe Wilfred will have his debut this season...
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