Javairo Dilrosun: 5 Things to Know About the Chelsea & Liverpool Target Whos Thriving in Germany

​Javairo Dilrosun is a name that may be unfamiliar to those in England, but followers of the Bundesliga will know all about this dazzling winger.

Struggling for game time at Manchester City, the youngster left the north-west for a new challenge on German soil, agreeing to join Hertha Berlin in 2018. From his earliest days with Die Alte Dame, it was clear Dilrosun had something special about him, though injury cut short his first Bundesliga season.

Javairo Dilrosun

Nevertheless, the Dutchman has returned to play a starring role for Hertha, his mesmerising form at Olympiastadion seeing ​Chelsea and ​Liverpool each send scouts to ​watch him in action.

Here's five things you should know about Dilrosun ahead of his proposed switch back to the ​Premier League.

An Old Head on Young Shoulders

UEFA Nations League A group 1"Germany v The Netherlands"

Dilrosun may only be 21 years of age but he's hardly fresh on the scene, having already made over 50 appearances for his country across various age groups.

The wideman has hit 16 goals for the Oranje in that time, whilst he's been equally profitable at club level, netting five in 22 matches for Hertha and adding seven assists. 

It's not just on the pitch where Dilrosun has gained valuable experience, with his youth career spent at Ajax and then the Etihad Stadium. He's guaranteed to have learned a thing or two from two world-class academy setups.

Big-Name Admirers

Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga

Links to sides as big as Chelsea and Liverpool will not faze Dilrosun, who has spent much of his early life in the limelight. The English pair are not the first big-name clubs to have taken a look at the wunderkind.

When he was still with ​City, the ​Daily Mail ran a story claiming the Mancunians were in a battle to keep the academy prospect at the club, with a number of illustrious European having a sniff around.

Headlining the list were fellow Germans ​Borussia Dortmund and Italian champions ​Juventus, though that was the tip of the iceberg. Seemingly every club from Valencia and Benfica to Swansea and Derby County wanted him.

Brilliant Bundesliga Beginning

Javairo Dilrosun,Max Kruse

Dilrosun began life in the ​Bundesliga with a bang, firing in two goals and setting up a further three in his first four games in the competition.

Those stellar displays at Hertha earned the forward a call-up to the Dutch senior team, going on to make his debut off the bench in a 2-2 draw against – of all nations – Germany.

Die Alte Dame endured a sticky patch during Dilrosun's absence through injury, the young gun missing 16 league games between November and April last term. It should be clear just how important he is to the team and their confidence.

Dribbling Is His Forte...


Ante Covic employs a style of play at Olympiastadion that doesn't rely on having control of the ball, meaning his recruits rarely dominate possession in their matches.

That leaves Dilrosun with fewer opportunities to showcase his silky skills, hasn't really stopped him. He is successful with more than two-thirds of his dribbles on average, earning him a fearsome reputation.

His runs are hugely effective for the side, Dilrosun opening up space for teammates as well as himself. Once through on goal, his first-rate finishing ability and steady composure has left keepers helpless.

...But Passing Is Not

Javairo Dilrosun

Two areas of Dilrosun's game which need tweaking are his passing and decision-making. Too often, opponents have been able to dispossess him or pick off an attempted ball to a fellow Hertha player.

That simply won't do if he is to come good in the Premier League, where there's even less time to select the correct option. Fortunately, it's a skill that can be worked on in training and swiftly sorted out.

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Source : 90min