World Cup Scout - Mauricio Isla
The Sky Sports Scout has turned his attention to the World Cup and his next report is on Mauricio Isla.
Last Updated: 21/05/14 10:26am
Sky Sports Scout is our exciting feature where we scour the globe looking out for the best talent and bring you a report on what we find.
Our Scout has now turned his attention to the World Cup finals and over the coming weeks will report on some of the best talent in South Africa.
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Next under our scout's gaze at the finals is Chilean star Mauricio Isla - recommended by Sky Sports reader Ryan Burton.
The scout reports...
We check on one of the top-performers from the group stages, Chile's attacking full-back Mauricio Isla.
Isla has long been heralded as one of Chile's most exciting prospects and that was borne out by his progress in Serie A with Udinese.
Young Isla was a product of the Universidad Catolica's youth system and after being converted into a wing-back, he flourished and was part of the Chile squad which finished third at the 2007 World Under-20 championship.
It was whilst playing for his country that Udinese spotted him and they snapped him up on a five-year deal.
He was still yet to make his senior debut when Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa called him, having also spotted Isla's potential.
His Chile debut came in mid 2007 aged 19, and within months he was making his debut for Udinese and he has not really looked back.
Seen by many as an archetypal South American wing-back, Isla is fast, and attack-minded - which comes from his days as a midfielder - but he can also defend when needed.
Whilst making the wing-back role his own, he is still able to play a part in midfield or even on the left flank.
Isla is now a hugely important part of Bielsa's team, and his progress has not gone unnoticed in South Africa.
The scout says...
He is already being linked with some of Serie A's bigger clubs, but his progress is also thought to be attracting interest from around Europe.
The Scout rating...
Shooting: 7 out of 10
Passing: 8 out of 10
Tackling: 9 out of 10
Heading: 7 out of 10
Pace: 7 out of 10
Vision: 7 out of 10
Current ability: 7 out of 10
Potential ability: 9 out of 10
OVERALL SCOUT RATING: 61/80
Current value: £6million
Potential value: £20million
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