Facundo Torres rose to fame quickly. He is a 2000 born Uruguayan winger who debuted a bit late, only in 2020, and quickly became pivotal to his team. Peñarol looking to make a decent sale off Torres and it is rumoured it could happen as soon as this year.
Here’s a scout report on the young Uruguayan.
One of Facundo’s bests traits is his dribbling. He is primarily a left winger, and his dribbling success rate is very high. He has 6.05 dribbles per 90 and wins 53% of those. So in other words, he wins approximately half of the dribbles he attempts. This wasn’t a problem either in the Copa America, which is a jump in quality. There, he attempted 4 dribbles all tournament and won all 4.
His crossing is also decent, while not as effective as his dribbling, he puts in 3 crosses per game and wins about 34%. Another good total. As a winger though, he doesn’t score as much as he should, and is more of a creative player as his xA shows in 0.18. This is an above average number, but still not the highest. His eye for a cross or a pass is very good. 1.05 through balls per 90 and 35% won. Small sample size but a good success number.
He’s an interchangeable winger and can play on both sides. While he is more effective on the left, his heat map shows he’s often switching between sides and the impact is split.
He’s got 2.34 progressive runs per game, which is slightly lower than it should be for a winger as quick as him. However, to make up for it he’s got 2.47 touches in the box per 90. This is a bit of a higher total than usual for a winger.
One of the biggest traits Facundo Torres has is the same as most Uruguayan players do and knowing how to play within his limitations. While very talented, he does know his weaknesses and strengths and uses that to his advantage.
Generally he’s an effective passer and always gets involved in every attack in the final third. He’s got 3.08 passes to the final third per 90 and wins 86%.
This is where Torres mostly stands out. He’s fast, but won’t win the “fastest in the world” quota in his career. As mentioned earlier, he knows how to play to his limitations and manages to mix his quick feet, decent pace and dribbling in order to make him a difficult player to stop on the 1 on 1.
The most important thing though is having decent speed is enough to make him dynamic. Always moving forward and wanting to get involved in an attacking play.
Facundo Torres can go far. He’s still got a few limitations but overall has shown more strengths than weaknesses. He’s also a fearless player and showed in the last Copa America that he is up to par. Many European clubs have been linked to him, and sooner or later he’ll make a move.