Alongside huge transfers like Lucas Hernández and Philippe Coutinho, Bayern Munich also signed Mickaël Cuisance from Borussia Mönchengladbach. They paid €12 million for the 20-year-old Frenchman, hoping that he would add more depth to the squad.
At Mönchengladbach, Cuisance was not a key player, which makes this move quite unusual. A player who has only played 268 minutes last season at an above-average club is usually not a player the Bavarians are keen to buy, as they always strive for the best. However, the Bayern scouts must have seen some special talent and a lot of potential in Cuisance to convince the club to buy this player. This scout report will analyse Cuisance’s style of play and how he could fit into Bayern’s tactics. Further, we are going to examine whether Cuisance really might explode at Bayern or not with our tactical analysis.
Basic player profile
Cuisance is a left-footed central midfielder with great technical skills and good playmaking skills. Throughout his career, the percentage of his completed passes is constantly around 80% in every single season. In a possession-based team like Bayern, this will further improve.
From this heatmap, we see that Cuisance likes to occupy the right half-space. Thanks to his strong left foot, he is then able to recognize good passing angles. The image below provides an example of this.
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