Blanc is one of the better icon defenders available to use this year. What he lacks in strength he makes up with his defending ability, height and composure on the ball. If you are a possession player, you will love this card. His ability to control the ball and find the open man is phenomenal for someone in his position. He has enough speed to keep up with opposition players and although he isn't the strongest he is no slouch either and will definitely hold his own. I don't think you will have any regrets picking the card up off the market or through an icon sbc and he will certainly improve your side.
Cheaper SBC to complete instead of Rio/Desailly
Not the biggest upgrade over his 89
Blanc was the first Icon SBC i've did this year, mostly because I lacked the feeling of a good agile and strong defender. I was using Futmas van Dijk and IF 81 Aké and felt that I they missed the ability to participate in the play. As a fan of the Dutch school where the attack begins in the back i missed that in those Dutch guys. So when I saw the stats of Blanc and his price I decided to do him. He has not disappointed since. He is very aggressive and determined, he will not stop bothering the attacker until he has the ball. His agility for a defender combined with his pace and strength make him very difficult to play against. But for the most his passing is outstanding for a CB, I cannot remember a pass that went wrong, even through balls or lobbed through passes are pretty accurate. His height is great too, he hardly loses any headers.
Elegance and balance
Sometimes too aggressive, I've conceded a little bit more penalties due to his eagerness and aggression.