Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty is a talented young right-back with great potential, and could well contribute for a team in Europe’s top five leagues in the coming years.
The attacking full-back currently plays for a dysfunctional Toronto side hindered by drama surrounding its two former Italian internationals – Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi. Despite Toronto’s troubles off the pitch, Marshall-Rutty ranks in the top 10 percentile of full-backs for expected goals and shots.
Marshall-Rutty is also a decent performer defensively, averaging over three tackles and interceptions per 90 minutes. He also has good numbers receiving forward passes and touches in the box for his position, but his tackle success rate and dribble success rate are just over and just under 50% respectively. This indicates that he is not ready to make the step up to a bigger league just yet.
However, given Canada’s ability to develop full-backs for a nation of its size and with Marshall-Rutty barely 19, there is plenty time for him to grow and become more established. While clearly not yet ready for the step up, Marshall-Rutty is a player with plenty of potential. And Borussia Dortmund should definitely keep tabs on him in the coming months.