He's still to turn 22 and yet he's already made over 100 first-team appearances. Now starting his adventure in Milan, Yacine Adli, who is right-footed, is capable of playing as a deep-lying playmaker, a mezzala or an attacking midfielder. He has real character and excellent vision, while he also possesses physical prowess (he's 1.86m tall) and is a very capable dribbler of the ball. Furthermore, he has a mean shot from distance.
Born on 29 July 2000 in Vitry-sur-Seine, a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, the midfielder with Algerian origins came through the youth ranks of Paris Saint-Germain before making his first-team debut in a 0-0 draw against Caen in Ligue 1 on 19 May 2018.
In January 2019, he put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year contract with Bordeaux. After being signed by AC Milan in the summer of 2021, Yacine remained at the French club on loan. During 2021/22, he scored once and provided eight assists across 36 matches in a campaign that ended with his team's relegation to Ligue 2. In total, he made 104 appearances for Bordeaux, scoring six times and registering 16 assists in four seasons.
He already has several medals, which he won during his debut year with the first team (2017/18). With the Champions of Italy, Adli is now looking to add to his personal haul, but this time as a protagonist. He'll be part of a team that already contains several Frenchman, with the 21-year-old having progressed from France's U16 side to the U20s at international level. Didier Deschamps will be watching on with interest and, given that his parents were born in Algeria, so will the Algerian Head Coach.
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