I am a D1 player, top 100 squad battler, and gold 1/elite 3 finisher in the weekend league, and I am telling you right now that Alessandrini is just as good as Lionel Messi. Fortunately for me, I packed Alessandrini in one of my monthly FUT champs reward packs. I have played around 350 games with him, mainly as a starter but he is my primary super sub in my new team. I bought Messi 2 weeks ago and I can honestly say I prefer Alessandrini at RF. Messi has very poor stamina and is not as strong as Alessandrini. Of course, no one can really match the dribbling Messi possesses, but that was really the only advantage Messi has on this guy. Both have 4 star 4 star, both have great pace, amazing agility and balance, solid passing and their finesse shots are OP. I like players who can play the entire game and thanks to Alessandrini's 87 stamina, he can. Although Romain's card only has 82 finishing, he scores crazy amounts of goals for me. If you cannot afford many expensive players and are looking to win, you need to use this guy up front.
Clinical Finisher - He is the most productive attacker (goals + assists) per game in my club
Super Quick - 93 Pace + great agility and balance
Weak Foot and Skills - 4 star / 4 star
Hard to link - He is French, so it really isn't too difficult, but it limits your ST and CM options.