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Is Rachid Ghezzal good enough for the Premier League?

With Rachid Ghezzal set to leave Monaco this summer, here is a little more insight into the player that could potentially be playing Premier League football in the new season.

The first thing that I would like to mention is his temper. He has a very short fuse and this was shown in the Champions League last season when he was shown a straight red card against FC Porto. Whilst aggression and commitment can be commendable, Ghezzal does have a tendency to go over the top sometimes with unnecessary reactions to challenges.

Secondly, when given a consecutive run of games in a side, the 26-year-old does deliver and this was perhaps detrimental to his time at Monaco as he spent the majority of matches on the bench. His role as an impact sub did not do him justice.

If anything, Ghezzal would see a move to the Premier League as a chance to really prove himself and establish himself in future Algeria squads as the jury is still out for him.

Perhaps his greatest quality is that he knows how to beat a man, He will not be fazed by any full-backs and he loves to check back onto his left foot and provide good deliveries into the box or even take the shot on.

Next, he is a right winger that does have some great skills in his locker. Although Ligue 1 is not the same standard, we saw him light up the French league for Lyon during 2015/16 as he bagged eight goals and made eight assists for his former side.

Finally, with the price that is being touted for the Algerian international, he is more than worth the gamble considering the current climate of transfers in football. There are far worse risks to take, and he can comfortably slot into a team that is outside of the top six.


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