Manuel Locatelli

Manuel Locatelli

Locatelli

 

Italy-32

Country: Italy

Date of birth: 08/01/1998 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Lecco (Italy)

Height: 183cm

Youth career: AC Milan

Current club: AC Milan

Squad number: —

Current national team: Italy U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 150.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2018

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Riccardo Montolivo

 

Strengths:

– passing Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– tactical intelligence Untitled1

– composure Untitled1

– teamwork Untitled

– ability to read the game Untitled

– concentration Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– technique Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– physical strength

 

Style of play:

– deep-lying playmaker/regista

– likes to play long balls

– likes to orchestrate play with his passing and creativity

– calm and level headed

– dictates the tempo of the game

– very good in combination play

– exceptional precision when passing and crossing

– outstanding vision and extremely accurate long-range passing ability

– often drops deep and is involved in the buildup of plays

– likes to hold on to the ball and assess passing options on the move

– excellent positional sense and an acute tactical ability to read the game

– good vision and comfort on the ball

– high number of touches and passes per game

– finds himself best in positional attack

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-4-2.

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League summary:

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Manuel Locatelli is a product of AC Milan youth academy. He is one of the biggest talents of a very strong generation of Milan players born in 1998 which includes, among others, Patrick Cutrone, Andres Llamas, Mattia El Hilali and Zakaria Hamadi. He has been a star of the youth teams for a few years. This season, he was called for the first time to join the first squad and sat on the bench during the Serie A game against Udinese. It is almost certain that he will make his senior debut for the “Rossoneri” very soon. He has been a youth Italy international for many years – starting at U-15 all the way through U-19. He played at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship 2015 in Bulgaria, but despite having a very strong team, young “Squadra Azzurra” were knocked out at the quarter final stage after a 3-0 defeat against eventual champions France.

 

Quotes:

“To say that Milan’s head of youth team scouting, Mauro Bianchessi, thinks highly of Manuel Locatelli would be understating it. ‘He can be the next captain of Milan,’ said Bianchessi. ‘He’s a bit [Andrea] Pirlo and a bit [Riccardo] Montolivo.’ Cooler heads would point out that the teenager has not yet cracked the first team, but it is true that a good many people at Milanello expect him to do so with time. Equipped with an impressive range of passing, he can dictate the tempo of a game from his preferred position as a deep-lying regista.”

(theguardian.com)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.

 

Links:

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