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25/06/2012 15:12, Report by Adam Marshall

Scouting: Yann M'Vila

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watched France's Yann M'Vila closely during their Euro 2012 quarter-final defeat to Spain...

Player name: Yann M'Vila
National team: France
Club team: Rennes
Position: Defensive midfielder
Age: 21
Match scouted: France v Spain (0-2)
Key moment: Some spectacular tackles but, most impressively, one great challenge on Xabi Alonso and another to prevent David Silva from counter-attacking.
Strengths: Very good physique and tends to play long balls like Paul Scholes. Has great vision and knows where his opponents are. Can also fire in long shots.
Weaknesses: Tendency to dribble too much and, consequently, loses the ball too easily. Lots of room for improvement.
Suitability: Could be a great partner to new signing Shinji Kagawa if he sits in front of the defence to allow Kagawa to go forward. A fine holding midfielder.
Estimated cost: He would cost a considerable amount of money and United would need to move smartly for him because other English teams are said to be interested, most notably Arsenal who have been reported to be close to wrapping up a deal with Rennes.

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