We are back with the reviews of talented young stars a.k.a. Wonderkids. Last week we did a complete review of Dinamo Zagreb's Wonderkid player Mateo Kovacic, so if you missed it you can read it by clicking on the link provided.
This week will do on of my personal favourites, Vaclav Kadlec from Sparta Prague.
BiographyVáclav Kadlec (born 20 May 1992) is a Czech footballer. He plays as a striker, currently for Czech club Sparta Prague.
He made his début in the Gambrinus liga on 25 October 2008 for Sparta against 1. FK Příbram. He scored his first league goal at the age of 16.
On 12 October 2010, Kadlec made his first appearance for the Czech Republic national team against Liechtenstein and scored on his début, becoming the youngest goalscorer in the Czech Republic national team history.
Player Overview and Transfer TipsGreat potential and awesome player ones he enters his best playing years. Vaclav is on of the players that FM is tracking and giving him status of Wonderkid ever since FM 2009, when he was only 16 years old. Since then, I played him in lots of clubs I managed, but one time at Juventus he was extraordinary. He was scoring more goals than games he played, and all this at the age of 25 and in Italy Serie A!
Regarding the transfer. You'll have to pick a high profile club to get this gem of a player. Once time I managed Celtic and as usual he was one of my first picks, and he's response to a possible transfer was that he has no intention of joining my club. So take one of the clubs from mayor leagues and be sure to make it a really high profile club. As for the price, you'll gonna have to spend at least €3.6M if you're buying him at the very beginning of the game. Make it a 48 month payment, because this player will surely stay at your club for a loooong time.
Vaclav Kadlec (Overview_ Attributes) ~ click on the pic to enlarge it.
Vaclav best plays as a Poacher, so I highlighted main attributes necessary for this position. As you can see, even at this young age of only 19 years old, Vaclav has some great attributes for playing this position. So try to give him as much time in the first team, but I would suggest to make him your first team member immediately.
Dribbling 14, Finishing 14, First Touch 13, Off The Ball 16, Acceleration 15, Agility 17 and Pace 14 are just some of the attributes needed for a great Poacher, and Vaclav has got them all! Only thing you should be not so much worried but looking to work on him is the Composure 8. This is something I really look when searching for a great striker, so be sure to train this segment of his game.
Vaclav Kadlec (Overview_ Positions) ~ click on the pic to enlarge it.
As you can see from the picture, Vacla plays best as Striker (Poacher). Other positions: Attacking Midfielder (Left) Accomplished, Attacking Midfield (Center) Awkward. But best to play him as a Poacher to get the very best out of him.
Preferred Moves: Doesn't know any at the beginning of the game, but easily learns new moves. I would suggest that you make him train the following move; Place Shots, Shoot with power (because of his low Composure), Move into channels and Try to beat offside trap. This is what I usually make him train, and so far I'v always been satisfied with the results of his training.
Vaclav Kadlec (Reports_ Scout Report)
Scout report done by Josep Boada from Barcelona
Personality: Fairly Loyal
Transfer Information: Sparta Prague are unlikely to sell as they regard him as a good prospect for the future.
A bid of at least €3.6M may be necessary to obtain the player.
Expect his wages to be between €825K and €1.1M per annum.
Kadlec possesses a fair amount of pace.
Weaknesses: Aerial Ability
His poor aerial attributes make him a vulnerable target in the air.
Tell us your opinion on Vaclav, and also leave a suggestion who should be reviewed next week...