Kenny Lala

Kenny Lala
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Kenny Lala

Current Club: Racing Strasbourg.

Previous Clubs: RC Lens, Valenciennes, Paris FC.

Loan Clubs: N/A.

International: N/A.

Trophies Won: French League Cup 2018/19.

Kenny Lala has been attracting attention from the English Premier League and it is easy to see why the French full-back has done so, though he is 28 now, so should be at his peak. Lala does have the kind of physical attributes that would suit the Prem, as well as the ability to play on both flanks, though mainly he is a right-back.

He is quick, very quick off the mark in particular, with the kind of acceleration that a lot of wingers would envy. There are very few players that will be able to beat him for pace on the dribble.

Added to the pace, Lala is powerful and strong enough to physically match up with most opponents, something which makes him suited to the English game. Added to that, Lala can get a fair distance on his throw ins, which would be a useful tool for teams to utilise.

However it is not all good. While Lala has excellent technique, his touch and passing are loose, it seems he is not always mentally alert. Crosses tend to be wayward too, which is disappointing as he has the pace and makes the right runs to get in behind time and time again.

All in all, it is easy to see why teams want to look at him, but also just as easy to see why no one has actually taken the step of signing him. If Lala was a youngster, he would be worth a punt, but he is at his peak and still as raw as a teenage player, with too many rough edges in need of polishing off and sorting out.

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Written by Ed001 January 11 2020 20:50:49