PAOLO ALESSANDRO REYNA
Name: Paolo Alessandro
Date Of Birth: 20/02/2002
Place Of Birth: Tacna (Perù)
Best Foot: Left
1° Position: Left Back
Scout: Vincenzo Aprea
Paolo Alessandro Reyna grew up in the youth academy of Coronel Bolognesi, a team from his hometown of Tacna, currently playing in Copa Peru (Peruvian third division). From 1 January 2018 he joined the second team of FBC Melgar, a professional team of Peruvian Liga 1. Paolo manages, in a very short time, to show himself for his technical and physical qualities, managing, not even a year later, to be part of the first team of Melgar on a permanent basis.
In fact, the first team debut took place on 29 February 2019, on the occasion of the match between Ayacucho FC and Melgar, valid for the 2nd day of the Liga 1 Apertura. On that occasion, Reyna will make her debut at 17 years and 4 months, starting from the 1st minute and playing the whole match. Instead, on 20 October 2020 he made his debut in an international competition, starting as a starter in the match between Melgar and Bahia, valid for the Copa Sudamericana.
Therefore, Paolo can already boast a good experience among professionals thanks to over 40 appearances in Melgar, between league and international cups, despite his young age.
In addition, Reyna was also part of the youth national teams of Peru, boasting several appearances starting from the U17 up to the U20, but at the end of May 2021 she also received the call-up to the senior national team for the first time, being part of the list of pre - called up for the 2021 Copa America.
Paolo Alessandro Reyna is, with a natural role, a left-back (obviously left-footed) with considerable physical skills (1.80 cm x 80 kg) but very good both from a tactical and technical point of view. In fact, despite the history of the South American school of full backs says the opposite, he is very tactically disciplined, thanks also to the excellent sense of position that allows him to be often found in the right place at the right time, covering the defensive diagonals well and also, hardly , is skipped in the defensive 1vs1 by his direct opponent. Offensively, on the other hand, he does not disdain the dialogue with his teammate, thanks also to narrow triangles or very fast 1-2, often creating numerical superiority in the opponent's area and coming to cross from the bottom or first intention from the top area, making it very dangerous. From a technical point of view, Reyna has excellent ball control and good progression ball to the foot, but also a good cross, quite precise and powerful, making it treacherous both for outgoing opposing goalkeepers, but also for opponents defenders, as they are very difficult to read in advance. Moreover, thanks also to his remarkable physicality, he is very good in aerial play, often overtaking his direct opponents due to his excellent skills in the elevation phase. Finally, a very special but important characteristic of him is being in possession of a very long and precise lineout, almost like real crosses. Characteristically, the young Melgar full-back has a good personality, not being intimidated by the opponent but, on the contrary, he is often among the most fiery on the field, almost never losing concentration during the 90 minutes, and, for some time now, he is a real leader of the team, despite his young age. In conclusion, I recommend buying him, both immediately and in the future, as Paolo has great room for improvement in a very difficult and delicate role. Therefore, Paolo Reyna is certainly an excellent market opportunity to be able to seize on the fly since his contract expires on 12/31/2021 and currently has a market value that is not too high for its qualities demonstrated so far and for his young age.
-0.36 key pass per game (54% accurate)
-0.18 shoot per game
-2.3 cross per game (37% accurate)
-15 challenges - 3 aerial - 12 ground (60% won)
-1.3 dribbling per game (51% succesful)
-5.3 tackles per game (68% succesful)
-40 passes per game (81% accurate)