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Full Name: Teden Mambuene Mengi
Date of birth: Apr 30, 2002 (19)
Nationality: England

Other Nationalities: Angola

Height: 186cm
Position: Defender - Centre-Back
Foot: Right
Player agent: ICM Stellar Sports
Contract expires: Jun 30, 2024
Date of last contract extension: Mar 17, 2021

 

VanDeBank

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Kid had a bit of mare. I'm hoping he ends the preseason on a better note than this. It really sucks he can't go back to Rooney.
 

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I have not been impressed with him in the last 18 months. He was very good and promising before that. It's up to him now, a good loan (surely) and he is back on the track. But he has been terrible this pre-season (although most of our defender has been terrible).
 

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With his aggressive defensive style he's always likely to make mistakes while he's learning. We'll see if he learns from it.
 

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Not an impressive performance at all yesterday by Mengi but he's only 19. Days like this are part of the learning experience.
 

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Kid had a bit of mare. I'm hoping he ends the preseason on a better note than this. It really sucks he can't go back to Rooney.
I thought Derby could sign loan players now?
 

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Needs to get experience under his belt, it will do him good.
 

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Poor performance, but as others have mentioned he's very young. He looked reasonable on the ball.

Defenders are very hard to call; mental attributes are probably the overriding factor and they often don't show until mid-20s.
 

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Poor performance, but as others have mentioned he's very young. He looked reasonable on the ball.

Defenders are very hard to call; mental attributes are probably the overriding factor and they often don't show until mid-20s.
Spot on. Defenders generally don't mature untill mid twenties, and nether Tuanzebe, or Mengi especially, have the experience reguired yet.
In my opinion both need to get good loans this coming season, Tuanzebe possibly PL, Mengi Championship.
 

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Spot on. Defenders generally don't mature untill mid twenties, and nether Tuanzebe, or Mengi especially, have the experience reguired yet.
In my opinion both need to get good loans this coming season, Tuanzebe possibly PL, Mengi Championship.
That would be a long years of loan, before they're ready then?
 

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That would be a long years of loan, before they're ready then?
Who knows.
I did say generally, but as we know players mature at different rates, so there can never be a hard and fast rule to getting a player to a particular standard in a set time frame.
 

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Who knows.
I did say generally, but as we know players mature at different rates, so there can never be a hard and fast rule to getting a player to a particular standard in a set time frame.
True. That's why I always prefer us to buy a 24-25 y.o. players. They are before their peak, but less gamble on potential. Unless the obvious one like Haaland or Sancho, I don't like if our season depend on these young players who most likely won't be great.
 

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Still needs a lot of work. Other than being fast he doesn't really stand out. When playing next to Tuanzabe one area you can see where Tuanzabe is extremely far ahead is on the ball, being calm and finding a pass to help us go forward. Mengi is just playing safe passes and not running the ball into areas where he will face pressure.
 

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That would be a long years of loan, before they're ready then?
Yeah that's the reality for most young defenders. Or more likely he gets sold at some point.

To be a centre back at a big club before you're about 25 takes someone very special.
 

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Does not play with the U23, does not play with the first team, and no rumors on a loan so far. Does he even train? Injured?
 

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Does not play with the U23, does not play with the first team, and no rumors on a loan so far. Does he even train? Injured?
The last thing I saw was from around a couple of weeks ago when it was being reported that Derby wanted him on loan again but he did not want to go. If that was the case then I would assume we are working on finding a loan that suits the player and the club and possibly keeping him out of U23 action ahead of the deadline so as not to risk an injury.

EDIT. Just went back and checked and it was in the Athletic back on August 5th that Derby had a deal in place but he did not want to go as he wanted a loan to a promotion contender and not the bookies favourites for relegation.
 
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Looks like he won't be going on loan at least until January, according to recent reports from MEN. Disappointing that we weren't able to find him a loan destination, even if move to Derby collapsed for one reason or another. Will definitely be useful for u23s given they are low on number and poor defensive displays we've seen from them so far this season. But I think this may hamper his development. Realistically he's 6th choice center back for the seniors, so barring an absolutely disastrous injury crisis, he's not gonna feature.