Future Watch: Manuel Locatelli Soccer Cards, Sassuolo

Future Watch: Manuel Locatelli Soccer Cards, Sassuolo – One of the trends in world football is to allow young players to play if they are ready, regardless the level of league. Serie A is no different and that is why the story of Manuel Locatelli is not unique.

Locatelli is only 22 years old and plays in the central midfield for Sassuolo in Italy’s top flight and he made his Serie A debut all the way back in April of 2016 for AC Milan. He is a two-way midfielder who is more than willing to get forward, but also provides defensive bite and a calming influence for his side. He doesn’t have to be flashy to get his job done. He is the type of midfielder who directs his team’s traffic in their build up and his passing is solid and steady.

Locatelli is unselfish and a good teammate on the pitch. He had four assists for Sassuolo last season and two goals and four assists two seasons ago. Even the goal he scored this season, in a recent 4-1 win over Crotone, he was looking to feed a teammate in a good scoring spot. The ball deflected down and he pounced and finished smoothly with his right foot from just inside the area.

No surprise that Locatelli has recently broken into the Italian national team. He made his debut for Roberto Mancini recently against The Netherlands. He also is on the roster for upcoming Nations League games against Poland and The Netherlands once again.

Have a look at Locatelli‘s fancy footwork.

Locatelli made his cardboard debut in 2017-18 Panini Select and has his latest card in 2019-20 Panini Chronicles.

Future Watch: Manuel Locatelli Soccer Cards, Sassuolo – Stats

Standard Stats: Domestic Leagues Table
  Playing Time Performance Per 90 Minutes Expected Per 90 Minutes  
Season Age Squad Country Comp LgRank MP Starts Min Gls Ast PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG npxG xA xG xA xG+xA npxG npxG+xA Matches
2014-2015 16 Milan it ITA 1. Serie A 10th 0 0                                         Matches
2015-2016 17 Milan it ITA 1. Serie A 7th 2 1 94 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00                 Matches
2016-2017 18 Milan it ITA 1. Serie A 6th 25 17 1,694 2 0 0 0 7 0 0.11 0.00 0.11 0.11 0.11                 Matches
2017-2018 19 Milan it ITA 1. Serie A 6th 21 5 684 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.04 0.06 0.10 0.04 0.10 Matches
2018-2019 20 Sassuolo it ITA 1. Serie A 11th 29 21 1,847 2 4 0 0 7 0 0.10 0.19 0.29 0.10 0.29 2.3 2.3 4.0 0.11 0.19 0.31 0.11 0.31 Matches
2019-2020 21 Sassuolo it ITA 1. Serie A 8th 33 31 2,586 0 5 0 0 9 0 0.00 0.17 0.17 0.00 0.17 1.7 1.7 4.3 0.06 0.15 0.21 0.06 0.21 Matches
2020-2021 22 Sassuolo it ITA 1. Serie A 3rd 3 3 270 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.33 0.00 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.19 0.03 0.22 0.19 0.22 Matches
7 Seasons 2 Clubs   1 League   113 78 7,175 5 9 0 0 28 0 0.06 0.11 0.18 0.06 0.18 4.9 4.9 8.8 0.08 0.15 0.23 0.08 0.23  
  Country Comp LgRank MP Starts Min Gls Ast PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG npxG xA xG xA xG+xA npxG npxG+xA Matches
Milan (4 Seasons)   1 League   48 23 2,472 2 0 0 0 12 0 0.07 0.00 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.04 0.06 0.10 0.04 0.10  
Sassuolo (3 Seasons)   1 League   65 55 4,703 3 9 0 0 16 0 0.06 0.17 0.23 0.06 0.23 4.6 4.6 8.3 0.09 0.16 0.25 0.09 0.25  
Provided by FBref.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/9/2020.

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