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Esmir Bajraktarevic: Profile, playing style, scouting report

Published at :August 9, 2023 at 12:40 AM
Modified at :January 13, 2024 at 5:32 PM
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The 18-year-old forward recently scored his first professional goal

Esmir Bajraktarevic is a football player from the USA. He was born in 2005 and is just 18 years old at the moment. Esmir currently plays for MLS side New England Revolution. He is of Bosnian descent.

The 18-year-old forward scored his first professional goal for the New England Revolution in the League Cup match against Queretaro.

What are his past experiences like?

Esmir Bajraktarevic relocated from Wisconsin to Foxborough in August 2021 to join the Revolution Academy. On November 18, 2021, he signed a professional deal with the New England Revolution II. On May 23, 2022, he signed a homegrown deal with the first team. As a result, he became the Revolution’s ninth homegrown player to sign for the first team and the first from the club’s residency programme.

On August 17, 2022, Esmir made his MLS debut as a second-half replacement in a 2-2 draw against Toronto FC. Three days later, on August 20, 2022, he made his debut in the Revolution’s 4-0 loss against CF Montréal.

Esmir Bajraktarevic has made a handful of appearances; however, he has showcased promise and potential in all of them. He has been very impressive with Revolution II, which is the New England Revolution’s youth side competing in the third tier of English football.

Esmir trained with AZ Alkmaar during the 2022 MLS offseason.

Esmir Bajraktarevic’s stats

In 2022, the forward only made four appearances for the club. This season, he has made 13 appearances and scored a goal. He is yet to create a goal for his teammates.

For the USA U19 team, Esmir Bajraktarevic has made three appearances and scored one goal.

What is his playing style like?

Esmir Bajraktarevic is a forward who can play with both feet; as a result, he can be used as both a right and left winger. He can also be used in the midfield as a central attacking midfielder.

Similar players like him

His playing style is comparable to other attacking midfielders like Bruno Fernandes and Martin Odegaard.

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