Manuel Locatelli is a defensive midfielder who plays for Italian football giant Juventus. The 24-year-old Italian international has an overall rating of 82 on FIFA 23 with a potential of 86. Locatelli is on loan from his parent club Sassuolo and wears the number 27 jersey for both his club and country.
If you are a big fan of the FIFA 23 career mode, he might be one of the players you might consider for your team. This is because of his youth and potential. The defensive midfielder is also relatively inexpensive to acquire as he is valued at about 40 million euros on the game’s transfer market. His wages are also about 95 thousand euros per week which is decent for a player of his ability. Locatelli’s overall in-game performance is a lot better than his initial rating of 82 suggests.
His FIFA 23 in-game stats include a sprint speed rating of 63 and an acceleration rating of 62; this means he has a decent pace for a defensive midfielder. His short and long-range passing stats are impressive at 85 and 83, respectively. This makes him among the best defensive midfielders in the game in terms of passing. He also has a dribbling rating of 78. Locatelli’s most outstanding attribute in the game is his stamina, which stands at 90. This means that he rarely gets tired and can play the full 90 minutes consistently.
He is also a very good tackler, which is an attribute every top-level defensive midfielder must possess. Locatelli has a standing tackle rating of 82 and a sliding tackle rating of 75. In front of goal, he might not be one of the best in this department, but he is good enough to score a few goals, especially from long range. That is why he has an 80 rating on long shots.
Locatelli’s defensive work rate is high, while he has a medium attacking work rate. The right-footed player has a four-star rating on his weak foot and a three-star rating on skill moves. His height also makes him a real threat in the box during set-pieces situations. He is an overall good playmaker making him an excellent option for your team, whether as a starter or coming off the bench.
If you can reach his full potential, he could be a very good addition to your team, as he will strengthen your squad and help you win many championships in the coming seasons.