Werder Bremen are currently flying in the German league this season, with enough stars making their first team. Jonah Osabutey is one player who has made the best out of the little opportunities given. Although he is currently on loan to Royal Excel Mouscron, the Werder Bremen team cannot wait to have the Ghanaian International back in their squad. His team is confident of the future with their latest prospects.  

Player profile | Jonah Osabutey 

Date of birth (age): 8 Oct, 1998 (21) 

Place of birth: Ghana 

Nationality: Ghana 

Height: 181cm 

Current Squad: Werder Bremen 

Position: Centre forward 

Other positions: Left midfielder 

Preferred foot: Right 

Contract expires: 30.06.2021 

Who is Jonah Osabutey? 

After making his debut for his new club this season, he has gone ahead to score 3 goals and 4 assists in just 16 appearances. His fitness and determination have improved after speculations suggest the Ghanaian might not make the first team. Currently his main goal is to return to Werder Bremen after proving himself in his current team on loan. Playing from the left wing, his playing style; he has everything needed by a striker to become a modern-day successful center forward. 

What is Jonah Osabuteys’ style of play? 

You just have to admire the lad as he plays with a different and unique style. Due to his height and technical ability, he can be described more as a talisman. Playing from the flanks his game play can be compared to that of Wilfred Zaha of Crystal palace. He transitions most times from the flanks down to a more central role. Playing as a striker, he plays more like Oliver Giroud of Chelsea due to technical prowess and a dangerous finishing. Deadly in attack, the young Werder Bremen’s Striker takes no chance in punishing his defenders for any opportunity given.  

What are Jonah Osabuteys’ strengths? 

One of the reasons why Jonah Osabutey is compared to the likes of Giroud and Zaha is the ability to get on the ball and make productive use of it. His height makes it easy for him to win more possession of the ball aerially. Coupled with his heading and finishing prowess, the Ghana International is a massive force in the attack. He also has the endurance and stamina to see him play tirelessly the whole 90 minutes. In a situation where his team is in desperate need of a goal, he steps up and makes a difference for his team.  

What are Jonah Osabuteys’ weaknesses? 

Osabutey is a born striker and a deadly finisher. Even though his main goal is to deliver his teammates in times of desperation, there are areas of the game where he lacks. His defending overall is poor, tackling as well is not up to par. Even-though he lacks these characters, it is quite unfair to rate a striker according to these abilities. His overall performance so far is great and we believe he is working more in the areas where he lacks.  

Jonah Osabuteys’ Stats Analysis: 

Current season (19/20) 

Jonah Osabutey has appeared in 16 matches this season (nearly all) and has started quite a whole lot of them as well. Having said that, he has been playing beautifully and we think that he is on the perfect platform with Royal Excel Mouscron. Jonah Osabutey has been loaned out from Werder Bremen after having impressed with Werder’s B team last season.

After having moved for a season loan from Werder to Royal Excel Mouscron; he had little to no time to adapt with his new team mates thus making his appearances even more impressive. Having played 16 matches and scoring 3 and 4 assists might not be as impressive; however, Jonah is playing for a struggling mid-table squad. In their defence, Royal Excel Mouscron have been developing talent year in year out, so it is not all bad for Jonah Osabutey. 

To conclude with, he is slowly but surely settling in; we think he is having quite a solid season. He is at the right platform, where he doesn’t have too much pressure. We are looking forward to how Jonah Osabutey will unfold. 

General Career Analysis 

 Jonah Osabutey has come a very long way. Travelled and moved countries just to pursue his dream. We look up to Jonah Osabutey. He has been delivering thus why Werder believe in him that much. They see something in Jonah. They have offered him a first team contract at the end of last season which further shows how much Werder trusts him. We can see Jonah Osabutey unfolding. Yes, he is not there yet as he lacks a little bit of confidence, however, he is pushing like mad. Jonah Osabutey we are a fan of yours. If you see this, we believe in you, keep pushing Jonah! 

Transfer Analysis 

  • 16/17: Moved from Tema Youth SC (Ghana) to Werder Bremen U/19 (18 years) 
  • 17/18: Moved from Werder Bremen U/19 to Werder Bremen II (19 years) 
  • 19/20: Promoted from Werder Bremen II to Werder Bremen (21 years) 
  • 19/20: Loan from Werder Bremen to Royal Excel Mouscron (21 years) 

As you can see, Jonah Osabutey has been chasing his dream for quite a while. Consistently chasing and working mega hard. This is his dream, and he is definitely trying his best. Jonah might still be adapting to all the differences when playing in Europe and this might be slightly overwhelming for him; but we really believe that he is on the right path. He is chasing leads, getting more and more confident.  

Potential – Our view + Our predicted outcome 

Our View 

As discussed, Jonah Osabutey is definitely pushing through, pushing his way to get better and more confident. We really believe that Jonah is doing his best as you could see through his performances and work rate that he is something else. We are really happy for Jonah that Werder believes in him and we are sure that he feels blessed for this. On that note, Jonah would feel that he owes Werder and the need to give back. He is hungry, Jonah Osabutey is unfolding.   

Predicted outcome 

Future move – According to Performing Season – Realistic or Dream move. 

IMP NOTE: Market value goes hand in hand with the racked-up appearances on the field. 

Market Value – Forecasted Analysis 

In curtesy of the platform “transfermarkt”, Jonah Osabutey is currently evaluated at 0.35 million as per on this date 02/12/2019 being when I am writing this analysis. We believe that he will go up to 0.8 million in the next market update. If by the end of 19/20 season he manages to rack up to 34 appearances (but very importantly – he must rack up the minutes), he would go up to 1.25 million in value.  

We will analyse how the value would react, according to the season. 

Good Season (approx. 20 appearances out of approx. 34): Value would go up to around 1 mil. 

Very Good Season (all or nearly all the approx. 34 Matches): Value would go up to around 2 mil. 

We believe that for the 20/21 season, Jonah Osabutey, will be staying at Werder Bremen. We Shall be analysing how and why. Furthermore, we think that he will have a good season in 20/21. On that note, who are the potential candidates to acquire this talent called Jonah Osabutey? 

Potential move

So, if he would have an: (20/21 season) 

Very Good Season (all or nearly all the approx. 34 Matches) 

  • A Move to Schalke    
  • A Move to France with OGC Nice 

Our Prediction would be that he shall be having a very good season and he will be playing for OGC for the season 21/22.  

Summary – Our professional opinion 

To conclude with, Jonah Osabutey is for sure a talent to watch. He will be getting more and more confident by time. We do not think that his talent will be his issue, but his confidence. As soon as he’ll get over this phase, he will have a massive breakthrough, and we think it will be next season. We cannot wait to see how the story of Jonah Osabutey will unfold; however, we are definitely his fans.