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Sky Sports Scout - Renan Bressan

We run the rule over BATE Borisov ace Renan Bressan

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 will report back and you can comment on what you think of our appraisal.

Scout Facts:

NAME: Renan Bressan
AGE: 23 (3rd November 1988)
BORN: Tubarao, Brazil
POSITION: Midfielder
CLUB: BATE Borisov
FACTS: Brazil-born but plays for Belarus

Sky Sports Scout Ratings:

0-10 - No hoper
11-20 - Should look elsewhere
21-30 - Might not make it
31-40 - Has work to do
41-50 - Keep an eye on him
51-60 - Great prospect
61-70 - On his way to the top
71-80 - Already World-class

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Latest under our scout's gaze is BATE's Renan Bressan - recommended by Sky Sports reader Luke Williams.

The scout reports...

Another Brazilian comes under the gaze but this one is slightly different as he is already producing the goods in Europe, although most people would not have heard of him.

BATE Borisov star Renan Bressan, despite being Brazil-born, is an adopted Belarussian and has made his debut for the national side. Have Brazil seen another prospect slip through their grasp? Quite possibly.

Bressan started out playing for his local side in Brazil, Atletico Tubarao, but before he had made the breakthrough into their first-team he was spotted by an Eastern European scout during a trial game.

After being approached about a possible move he agreed to the switch and at 19 he was on his way to Europe - but he was not quite sure where.

Talks with Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kiev came to nothing, as did a possible move to Karpaty Lviv. Talks with Polish and Turkish clubs also fail to materialise, which is when the Belarus interest emerged.

Vitebsk failed to agree a deal but then he was snapped up by Gomel. After three years showing he has adapted to life not just in Europe, but to Belarus, he was signed by domestic giants BATE.

At Gomel he was very much a playmaker, always attack minded, but with just seven goals in just over 70 games it was hard to see what was to come in BATE.

Bressan took to life with BATE straight away and scored on his league debut. 14 more goals followed in his first year and 13 the year after - a remarkable record for a midfielder.

Played very much in the 'Kaka' role just behind the front man, Bressan is also helping BATE making an impression on the European stage with recent goals against the likes of AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain.

Bressan, who is also something of a free-kick specialist, is unsurprisingly now attracting attention from around Europe with his goalscoring exploits and undoubted technical ability.

Bressan has quickly become a much-loved character in Belarus and earlier in 2012 he gladly accepted their request to represent the country.

The 23-year-old made his full international debut against Moldova and looks to be a huge coup for Belarus.

The scout says...

A gifted midfielder with an eye for goal will always attract attention, and he has some outstanding attributes.

A switch to Russia or Germany has been touted and he looks ready to make the move to one of Europe's bigger leagues.

The Scout rating...

Shooting: 8 out of 10

Passing: 7 out of 10

Tackling: 5 out of 10

Heading: 6 out of 10

Pace: 7 out of 10

Vision: 7 out of 10

Current ability: 7 out of 10

Potential ability: 10 out of 10


Current value: £8million

Potential value: £20million

Your opinion...

You have read our opinion of Bressan - now we want your views. Have you seen Bressan in action? Do you agree with our assessment? Do you think he will make it?

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