Date of birth: 05/01/1999 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Gießen (Germany)
Youth career: FC Cleeberg, Eintracht Frankfurt, VfL Wolfsburg (since 2015)
Current club: VfL Wolfsburg
Squad number: —
Current national team: Germany U-18
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2018
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Filipe Luís
– tackling and intercepting
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– modern full-back
– creative player with great technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control and fast direction shifts in possession
– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents
– likes forward runs
– likes to cross
– likes to dribble
– likes to get ahead and overlap with his winger in order to provide a good cross into the box
– fearless and good at timing tackles
– very comfortable with the ball at his feet
– endless energy and his powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes in the left side
– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses
– all-action and energetic
– provides fluidity and dynamism going forward
– counter attack threat
– competent set-piece taker
He is best suited to playing as:
Left-back in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 2 December 2016):
No senior team appearances yet.
Gian-Luca Itter joined VfL Wolfsburg youth academy in 2015 from Eintracht Frankfurt. His twin brother Davide took the same path, but it is Gian-Luca who is tipped for a brighter career. His international debut came in 2013 for the German U-15 team. In 2016, he took part in all Mannschaft games at the 2016 European Under-17 Championship, where the young German team got all the way to the semifinal, which they lost to Spain.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.