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To say that Rennes produces some of the best talents through their academy is an understatement. From the likes of Eduardo Camavinga, Lesly Ugochukwo, Kamaldeen Sulemana and Martin Terrier, they have been nothing short of exceptional for Rennes both at youth level and for the senior team. Adding to the list is rising forward Loum Tchaouna.

The French forward is causing waves at both youth and senior level and for all the right reasons. To talk about recent events, Loum Tchaouna struck twice for Les Bleus victory over Italy to top the 2022 Under-19 Euro finals goalscoring charts.

But who is Loum Tchaouna and would he be able to hit similar heights to his former and current academy teammates?

 

Who is Loum Tchaouna? 

One of the stars of the French U19’s campaign at Euro had been Stade Rennais winger Loum Tchaouna, who has scored in every game in the tournament – the young winger has made 10 appearances in Ligue 1 this season for Rennes. Although he had no goal involvements for Rennes in his debut season, Manchester City and PSG were reportedly observing the player’s performances for Les Bleus this summer.

Stade Rennais have surely discovered another promising talent, in the form of Loum Tchaouna, but only time will tell if his polishing is done appropriately. But there’s no denying the fact that he is at the right club in terms of development.

 

 

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In the recent Euro’s U19 final, a match that lasted with no shortage in intensity, which clearly makes you want to see it again in action. So, inevitably, the young man was entitled to the praise of his family at the end of the game who were present in the stadium.

 

Loum Tchaouna potential

Having already made a mark as a goal-scoring forward in the Rennes academy and then as an occasional impact substitute for the first team, the Chad-born winger has been outstanding in his short senior Rennes career. With his direct running, dribbling and ability to beat an opponent, the left-footed forward is one of the hottest prospects in Europe. Courtesy of his top-notch off-the-ball running, the energetic 18-year-old is a top prospect who could be months away from a proper Ligue 1 breakthrough.

 

Loum Tchaouna stats

It wouldn’t be fair to judge a teenager in comparison with some of Europe’s finest. But it is the underlying stats that will give a good understanding of how Tchaouna has fared when compared to some of the best strikers in world football right now.

The teenage french prodigy takes 2.07 shots per 90 minutes, which isn’t bad when taken into consideration that Erling Haaland sits next with 3.49 shots per 90. Loum also has 1.03 shots on target per 90 and the closest to him is Harry Kane with 1.42 shots per 90.

Shooting Table
    Standard Expected
Player Span Nation Pos Squad 90s Gls Sh SoT SoT% Sh/90 SoT/90 G/Sh G/SoT Dist FK PK PKatt xG npxG npxG/Sh G-xG np:G-xG
Loum Tchaouna 2021-22 fr FRA FW,MF Rennes 1 0 2 1 50 2.07 1.03 0 0 16.8 0 0 0 0.2 0.2 0.09 -0.2 -0.2
Karim Benzema 2021-22 fr FRA FW Real Madrid 28.8 27 118 47 39.8 4.1 1.63 0.17 0.43 15.5 3 7 11 23.5 15.2 0.13 3.5 4.8
Darwin Núñez 2021-22 uy URU FW,MF Benfica 22 26 85 44 51.8 3.87 2 0.26 0.5     4 4          
Erling Haaland 2021-22 no NOR FW Dortmund 21.2 22 74 31 41.9 3.49 1.46 0.22 0.52 13.5 0 6 6 17.6 13 0.18 4.4 3
Robert Lewandowski 2021-22 pl POL FW Bayern Munich 32.7 35 157 77 49 4.8 2.35 0.19 0.39 12.6 3 5 5 32.6 28.9 0.18 2.4 1.1
Harry Kane 2021-22 eng ENG FW Tottenham 35.9 17 131 51 38.9 3.65 1.42 0.1 0.25 16.9 8 4 4 20.1 17.1 0.13 -3.1 -4.1

Data courtesy FBref.com.

Passing Table
    Total Short Medium Long  
Player Span Nation Pos Squad 90s Cmp Att Cmp% TotDist PrgDist Cmp Att Cmp% Cmp Att Cmp% Cmp Att Cmp% Ast xA A-xA KP 1-Mar PPA CrsPA Prog
Loum Tchaouna 2021-22 fr FRA FW,MF Rennes 1 26 40 65 447 94 13 18 72.2 9 15 60 3 5 60 0 0.2 -0.2 2 1 1 1 0
Karim Benzema 2021-22 fr FRA FW Real Madrid 28.8 1058 1249 84.7 15601 3568 630 709 88.9 306 355 86.2 74 95 77.9 12 9.5 2.5 61 66 84 4 137
Darwin Núñez 2021-22 uy URU FW,MF Benfica 22                             4              
Erling Haaland 2021-22 no NOR FW Dortmund 21.2 339 473 71.7 4178 830 211 277 76.2 83 119 69.7 9 15 60 8 5.7 2.3 24 13 20 0 36
Robert Lewandowski 2021-22 pl POL FW Bayern Munich 32.7 589 769 76.6 8368 1671 373 454 82.2 160 205 78 31 53 58.5 3 5.7 -2.7 40 42 31 3 56
Harry Kane 2021-22 eng ENG FW Tottenham 35.9 659 952 69.2 13093 4065 287 372 77.2 234 314 74.5 120 189 63.5 9 9 0 49 91 41 8 117

Data courtesy FBref.com.

Goal and Shot Creation Table
    SCA SCA Types GCA GCA Types
Player Span Nation Pos Squad 90s SCA SCA90 PassLive PassDead Drib Sh Fld Def GCA GCA90 PassLive PassDead Drib Sh Fld Def
Loum Tchaouna 2021-22 fr FRA FW,MF Rennes 1 3 3.1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karim Benzema 2021-22 fr FRA FW Real Madrid 28.8 124 4.3 103 0 13 6 2 0 21 0.73 16 0 4 1 0 0
Darwin Núñez 2021-22 uy URU FW,MF Benfica 22                                
Erling Haaland 2021-22 no NOR FW Dortmund 21.2 55 2.59 39 0 4 9 3 0 14 0.66 9 0 2 2 1 0
Robert Lewandowski 2021-22 pl POL FW Bayern Munich 32.7 104 3.18 67 1 13 12 9 2 15 0.46 10 0 1 3 1 0
Harry Kane 2021-22 eng ENG FW Tottenham 35.9 117 3.26 86 2 10 11 6 2 21 0.58 17 0 1 3 0 0

Data courtesy FBref.com.

 

 

Loum Tchaouna’s Rennes future

Loum Tchaouna might be on the transfer list of many elite clubs, but not a priority. It makes perfect sense for all parties right now that are involved, that the player continues his development at Rennes.

The French striker no doubt has limitless potential and might even end up competing with some of the best in the world. A loan move would be the best solution for the forward right now, but with the pace that the Rennes are churning talent through their academy and chances distributed to the youngsters, staying at his current club looks the best option right now.

 

Arnold Lewis
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