AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer has been one of the bright spots of the current season for the Rossoneri.
He arrived from Empoli last summer for a fee widely reported to be €16million plus bonuses, and after winning Player of the Tournament in the African Cup of Nations it already appeared to be a bargain deal.
After struggling for game time initially, the Algerian has found himself a key part of Stefano Pioli’s side, occupying half of a powerful midfield duo alongside Franck Kessie.
Thursday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews) describes him as a ‘conductor with a cleaver’. Bennacer has no less than 12 yellow cards which is by far the most in the league. Begind him on 10 cautions include De Roon, Bani, Nandez, Romero and Mancini.
The 22-year-old though is also one of the few players capable of performing more than two dribbles and two tackles per game. With the ball between his feet he gets past his opponents on average 3 times per 90 minutes, while he recovers the ball 2.4 times per game.