Serdar Saatci

Serdar Saatci

Country: Turkey

Date of birth: 14/02/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Istanbul (Turkey)

Height: 190cm

Youth career: Bayrampaşaspor, Beşiktaş JK (since 2014)

Current club: Beşiktaş JK

Squad number: 46

Current national team: Turkey U-21

Position: central defender

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 400.000 €

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (1/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2023

Player’s agent: Cenk Melih Yazıcı

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Gerard Piqué 

Strengths:

– tackling 

– anticipation 

– aerial duels 

– positioning 

– athleticism 

– pace 

– technique 

– passing 

Weaknesses:

– very good ball skills but his passing can be risky sometimes/concentration which will surely improve with age and experience

Style of play:

– complete, elegant, and dominant centre-back

– modern defender, who combines strength with good technique and passing

– player with excellent body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– perfect defender for a team looking to build from the back

– very comfortable on the ball

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– does not dive into tackles

– likes to maraud forward

– good at finding passes through both the first and second line of pressing from the opposition

– known for his composure, positioning, good timing, confidence in possession, understanding of the game, and an above-average technical capacity

– does not panic and always try to find passing option under pressure

– very good pace, agility, and coordination for a player of hiz size

– often wins the ball back by outmuscling or outpacing his opponents

– tenacious and aggressive tackler

– very dominant in the air

– high tackling and interception rate

– determined, and committed player with very good rate of individual and collective work

– good leadership skills

Saatci doesn’t let the tricky winger to outpace him and makes a good tackle.
Saatci charges with the ball forward and sends a very good long ball to his teammate.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 23 October 2021):

Süper Lig 2021/2022 (ongoing): 2 games/0 goals (Beşiktaş)

Description:

Serdar Saatci joined Beşiktaş youth academy from Bayrampaşaspor in 2014. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Turkey. He made his professional debut for Beşiktaş on 24 September 2021 in a Turkish Cup game against Tarsus Idman Yurdu. This season he made his Süper Lig and Champions League debuts. He is also a regular youth international for Turkey and now he is a member of the U-21 team despite being only 18.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10  

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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