From Inter Fc to Leicester City, passing through Chelsea. It hasn't been an easy two years for Cesare Casadei, a midfielder owned by the Blues but loaned out to the Foxes this season. Casadei scored the first goal of the season, securing a victory, only to slowly lose his place in the starting lineup. 21 appearances out of 24, yes, but only 785 minutes played. A bit low for someone who was paid 15 million in 2023. In the summer, he could have returned to Italy, to Genoa Cfc, but in the end, he chose to go to City.
These are the words of coach Enzo Maresca after the victory against Millwall in the FA Cup. "The problem with Cesare is that people forget that he is, for example, younger than Wanya (Marcal). Since he's so big, people forget that he's 20 years old. He was born in 2003. He's the same age as Callum Doyle. We are very happy with Cesare every time he plays, even if he misses some goals or moments. He is young. He needs to improve. He is in the right process to get better. We are very, very, very happy with Cesare. We have no doubt that he will help us in the coming months."
So, it seems to be just a matter of time and youth. We'll see, but it's certain that so far, the experience in England has not been what was hoped for, considering his relatively young age. Today, Cesare Casadei turns 21."