Player Profile: Abdulkadir Omur

Uefa has described Abdulkadir Omur as something of a cross between Lionel Messi and Gheorghe Hagi.

Trabzonspor signed him to their academy in 2011 after scouting him locally. The left-footed playmaker has wonderful technique, dribbling ability and pace which have resulted in him being compared – stylistically – to Messi.

He scored 41 goals at youth level for Trabzonspor and was promoted to the senior team over the summer of 2016, signing a three-year professional deal. Abdulkadir captained Turkey during their 2015 European Under-17 Championship qualification campaign and played a key role in lifting the Under-16s’ Aegean Cup.

However, Abdulkadir still needs to develop a little more physically before he is ready for top-flight football.

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