Isaac Schmidt, according to data from Sports Science He could fit in well with Feyenoord and Utrecht. The 23-year-old left-back from Swiss club St. Gallen is having an excellent start to the new season and, according to the data agency, is the best full-back in the Premier League so far.
While Feyenoord has a left-back with Quilindsche Hartmann, who plays against the Dutch national team, Sofiane Guarauni should be in the squad, according to data. Sports Science He is still finding his feet at FC Utrecht. The left-back came from NEC last summer and has played every match for Domstedelingen so far, but without really excelling.
Given that Hartmann has been linked with a move several times in the last transfer window and El Karaouani has yet to find his footing at FC Utrecht, it is not unlikely that Schmidt’s name could be at the top of the list at both clubs. The youth international from Switzerland switched from FC Lausanne Sport to the Premier League contenders two years ago and has now proven for two successive seasons that St. Gallen will not be his final destination.
As a right-footed player, Schmidt has an eye-catching appearance at left-back, and therefore mainly runs inside, staying on the ball with his good leg. The inverted full-back relies mainly on his interceptions and not on his attacking intentions. Although Schmidt can certainly be valuable offensively, the left back is primarily opting for safety. In this regard, the left-back is very similar to Karouani, who also comes in as an inverted winger.
Although Schmidt (73.0) cannot yet match Hartmann (79.4) in terms of SciSkill, the Swiss has the potential to become a top player. With a potential of 85.4, Schmidt has the potential to make big strides in the coming years and thus generate a significant amount of money. Although the left-back currently has an expected transfer value (xTV) of €2.6m, this amount is expected to rise soon.
But should Schmidt choose Feyenoord or FC Utrecht? The Career Tool shows that Utrecht currently has the best credentials with a club rating of 77. Not only will Schmidt have plenty of playing time at Galgenwaard, but he fits in perfectly with Ron Jans’ game. It is clear that Utrecht will not be Schmidt’s final destination. In this regard, Feyenoord could be an excellent next step after Utrecht for the left-back. With four out of five stars in terms of development, Schmidt could easily end up at Feyenoord.
Career Tool from SciSports
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