First as usual, we’ll take a look at his attributes at the start of the game
Regarded as the new Buffon, this player surely lacks attributes for this praise. But, he is only 19 years old so we’ll let him some time to develop and then see his progress. Don’t forget that Goalkeepers generally peak at their early thirties. His Determination is excellent and Work Rate good, so we can expect that he’ll develop quite nicely.
Scout Report from Pantaleo Corvino from Barcelona.
Corvino believes that Nicola would be a useful signing. Also with his current ability he’d be a decent signing for most LIGA BBVA sides. Regarding his Potential Ability, Corvino believes that it will lead Nicola to be a good goalkeeper in the future.
Estimated Cost – N/A, Juventus is unlikely to sell their hot prospect for the future. But, there is a high chance you can get this one on a loan.
Wage Demands - £27.5K p/m - £36K p/m. If you get him on loan or even maybe a transfer.
|Main Strength - None||Main Weakness – None||Personality – Determined|
|Specific Strength – Aerial Ability||Specific Weakness - Consistency||Team Personality – Professional|
Now let’s see how did he develop in 8 years.
Because of his determination and work rate, Nicola developed in a solid goalkeeper at the age of 27. He is nowhere the legendary Buffon, but him playing at Napoli shows that he is a goalkeeper to keep an eye on. His main strength is Aerial Ability, and he made improvements in Communication and other Goalkeeping attributes. Not a ‘Legendary Goalkeeper’ material but a solid one.
Finally let’s check on his career stats
Stats are not great but they aren't bad either. This young goalkeeper knows how to keep his clean sheet, and the average rating of 6.8 is also solid.
Our verdict on Nicola Leali
We have to say that we expected to see much more from a player that is regarded next Buffon. He is nowhere near that. But hen again, goalkeepers peak at their early thirties and we should give him 3 or 4 more years to see him at his best. Our rating
If you want to find more perspective players like Nicola in Football Manager 2013, than we suggest downloading our Wonderkids and perspective young players shortlist.