It is an action that marked observers last August. During a remarkable evening against Valenciennes (3-0), the Nîmes midfielder Yassine Benrahou, author of a goal and two assists, offered himself quite brilliant sequences, and in particular one where, on three outside dribbles, he got rid of several opponents. This 3rd day of Ligue 2 confirmed what we have been seeing for months. Bought definitively in Bordeaux by Nîmes a year ago, for 1.5 M € (and a moderate percentage on resale), Benrahou (22 years old) has asserted himself as one of the revelations of the start of the season.
This elegant left-hander, with the first silky touch, has a rare finesse in the one-on-one. For his first season in Ligue 2 (7 matches, 3 goals, 5 assists), Benrahou, sparkling since the start of the season, displayed technical skills compatible with the high level. “In my post, it’s important to have statistics to help the team. I am fortunate to be able to help him through individual performances. It is especially important to highlight the start of the season of the team and its consistency. It’s a good thing, I’m happy about it, and if it can help the club, it’s all good. […] This season I really decided, also through the advice of the staff, to concentrate on the last 30 meters. ”
Benrahou will be in demand this summer
Its quality in long distance shots is no longer in doubt after several brilliant shots. However, Yassine Benrahou has other assets to assert, capable of explaining why German clubs are interested in him. Player with good potential, the international U17 tricolor (1 selection) shows excellent passing quality. Pure left-hander, the Franco-Moroccan has another non-negligible quality in current football: the midfielder is capable of playing in several positions on the field. In the axis, he can evolve in support of the attacker thanks to his ability to play between the lines. But the Nîmes has already been aligned on the right side in order to get on his left foot in the one against one.
From now on, the native of Bondy would like to bring Nîmes back to Ligue 1, a championship where he would have his place. In the meantime, he is enjoying the heyday of his trainer, Pascal Plancque. « We are forced to note that Benrahou is decisive ». In view of the good performances, the Nîmes Olympique should be in demand this summer. Several of them observe it every weekend. This is the case in Germany and Italy, where clubs expressed their interest last summer. The Ligue 1 market is also looking diligently at the performance of Nîmes. Top 10 French members have directly or indirectly let it be known that they are following the player.