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Who is Celtic Transfer Target Alvyn Sanches

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Celtic are reportedly setting their sights on FC Lausanne-Sport’s young midfielder Alvyn Sanches as they look to bolster their squad.

The 21-year-old French-born player, who represents Switzerland at the under-21 level, has emerged as a promising talent in the Swiss Football scene.

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  • Name: Alvyn Sanchez
  • Age: 21
  • Current Club: FC Lausanne-Sport
  • Nationality: French-born, represents Switzerland U21
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Asking Price: £4.3 million

Sanches has been a standout performer in the Swiss Super League, demonstrating his skills even as his team, Lausanne, faced challenges but managed to avoid relegation after they were promoted last season.

This season, he managed to score five goals in 25 appearances. His five goals made up 10% of his side’s goals all season long in the league.

His goal-scoring ability was even more prominent during his stint in the Swiss Challenge League, the second tier of Swiss Football, where he netted seven goals and provided six assists, he was just 19 years old when his campaign in the Challenge League kicked off.

The 21-year-old boasts an impressive 86% passing accuracy rate and is skilled at playing long balls, having completed 29 such passes in the league. His ability to create plays is evident from the 27 chances he created for his team. Additionally, Sanches is adept at dribbling, successfully completing 33 dribbles, drawing 31 fouls, and earning 2 penalties for his side.

His style of play involves driving forward with the ball, frequently moving between the midfield and the defence to get into scoring positions, whether it be on the edge of the box or past the 18-yard line.

Despite his offensive strengths, Sanches shows some areas for improvement defensively, having won only 48% of his tackles—a contrast to some of his potential future teaMMAtes at Celtic. The figure looks bad on first viewing, but it’s not too dissimilar to Celtic’s current midfield trio.

Comparatively, his tackling success rate is lower than some of his Celtic midfield counterparts, such as Matt O’Riley (54%) and Callum McGregor (58%), but better than Reo Hatate (30%).

Sanchez is a composed and confident player, qualities that belie his young age and are crucial for thriving in high-pressure environments. He was involved in most of Lausanne’s positive movement, creating plenty of chances for his side.

With his impressive track record in the Swiss leagues, his skill set, and his still-young age, Alvyn Sanches appears to be a promising addition to Celtic’s squad.

His ability to play forward effectively and create opportunities could make him a valuable asset.

All stats were taken from FotMob and Transfermarkt.

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