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Who is Luis Henrique, the new “nugget” of OM?


André Villas-Boas confirmed that Marseille is about to recruit a striker, a "nugget". It would be Luis Henrique, an 18-year-old Brazilian prodigy.

Complete attacker

The Marseille coach, André Villas-Boas, will have long pushed for a reinforcement in attack.

If we were expecting a pure center-forward, it is a player with a slightly wider range who should land in Marseille.

In his native country, Luis Henrique showed a versatility allowing him to evolve as well on one side as in the axis.

Without a huge weak point or a real weak point, the Botafogo player stood out with the ball in his foot, while concluding his own actions against goal.

Villas-Boas, who did not want to reveal the identity of the rookie, described him as "a little player of 18, 19, a nugget like you (note: journalists) often say".

The Portuguese coach, however, specified that he "will arrive to work", proof that it is not a finished product.

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Little experience at high level

He was not yet 17 when he made his debut in the Brazilian league, in the jersey of Botafogo.

Luis Henrique is a precocious player, who has never worn the Seleção jersey among young people.

Rare fact for a player with particularly emphasized potential on the side of OM.

In addition, his experience at the highest level in Brazil is quite light.

He started the season as a starter at Botafogo, playing 5 league matches until his departure for France became clearer.

He neither scored nor delivered an assist in these matches, in a botafogo team in bad shape (1 win, 7 draws, 2 losses).

Some sequences of Luis Henrique (2001, Botafogo), future OM striker.

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Compared to ... Kylian Mbappé

We will not go so far as to qualify as "Brazilian Mbappé", but the main party unknowingly sold the dream to Marseille supporters last August.

Asked by


about the players to whom he can be compared, Luis Henrique cited two French world champions.

“People talk a lot about Kylian Mbappé,” he said.

Thierry Henry too.

I have already been told that my way of accelerating is reminiscent of Ronaldo Nazario. ”

On his style of play, Henrique is therefore more akin to a racy striker like Mbappé than a whimsical ball handler like his elder brother and also a PSG player, Neymar.

Juve and Bayern were interested

Former agent of defender Lucio (Bayern Munich, Inter Milan ...), Sandro Becker is today the representative of Luis Henrique.

At the microphone of

Globo Esporte

, he had told the passage of his client to the Bavarian training center for 2 weeks.

"He was only 16 years old," he confided.

The door is still open, they will watch its development. "

The Brazilian press claimed again this summer that his name appeared on the shelves of Juventus.

Finally, the native of the state of Paraïba, located in eastern Brazil, should therefore sign a five-year contract with Olympique de Marseille, as revealed by

RMC Sport


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