Date of birth: 10/01/2003 (19 years old)
Place of birth: Ravenna (Italy)
Youth career: Cervia, Cesena, Inter (since 2018)
Current club: Inter
Squad number: 50
Current national team: Italy U-19
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 1.000.000 €
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 (2/1), UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (7/2), 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (2/2), 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (3/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2024
Player’s agent: Player Management
Transfer rumours: Chelsea
Similar type of player: Leon Goretzka/Mario Pašalić
– off the ball movement
– ball control
– work rate
– can be a little bit nonchalant sometimes and lose the ball in the dangerous areas
Style of play:
– box-to-box midfielder
– tall player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– well-rounded player able to play anywhere in midfield, being comfortable in defensive, attacking, and central roles in both a three- or four-man midfield
– very good pace and coordination for a player of his size
– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game with dribbling, progressive runs, and passes
– likes to use half-spaces
– confident and elegant with the ball at his feet
– player who finds the space well between the lines and has high off the ball intelligence to recognize spaces where to receive/run into
– possesses high stamina, energy, and the ability to make dangerous runs through the middle of the park
– very good off the ball movement and timing to make effective late runs into the opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his shooting/heading skills
– often gets into good shooting positions thanks to his tricky and clever off-the-ball movements in and around the opposite’ box/his finishing is still very much improvable
– extremely dominant in the air
– aerial threat in the opposition box (open play + set pieces)
– prefers an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents
– aggressive and tenacious tackler
– his long-reaching legs are very helpful when tackling and recovering from mistakes
– physically strong player who knows how to use his body to gain advantage
– operates comfortably with his left weaker foot
– likes to try spectacular free-kick shots
Casadei makes a very well timed late run into the penalty area and scores with a good finish.
Casadei makes a good run, dribbles past his opponent, and creates a big chance for his teammate with a good pass.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
Italian U-17 Championship 2018/2019 winner with Inter.
Campionato Primavera 2021/2022 winner with Inter.
League summary (as for 8 August 2022):
No senior team appearances yet.
Cesare Casadei is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Italy. He moved to the Internazionale youth academy from Cesena in 2018. During the 2021/2022 season, Cesare was one of the biggest stars of Inter U-19 that won the Campionato Primavera and showed a very nice generation of players including the likes of Giovanni Fabbian, Enoch Owusu, Franco Carboni, Valentin Carboni, Andrea Moretti, Oliver Jürgens, Andi Hoti, Nikola Iliev, and Samuel Grygar. He is also a regular youth international – in June 2022 he represented his country at the Euro U-19 where Azzurrini reached the semi-final but lost to eventual champions England.
‘Juventus’ Miretti has all the makings of a real player. And Inter’s Casadei also has the potential to be a top player.’
(Carlo Jacomuzzi – former Chelsea scout)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.