I bought this Makelele for just over 500k, to replace my fabinho, and partnered him with kante in a 4-2-3-1. He is just like kante but stronger, taller and better at passing.
I involve my CDMs in attacking build up play quite a lot, and he is very good at it, his dribbling feels good as his agility is high and i did not notice his 69 dribbling affecting anything. His passing feels 90+, especially his long balls.
Obviously, he is a CDM so he stands out in defence. His interceptions are incredible and can easily push players off the ball with his relatively high strength and aggression despite his height, i don't even need a back 4 as nothing even gets through!
Shooting.....he's missed some sitters but thats not why he's in the team!. Only shoot with Makelele if it's literally an open net, otherwise set someone else up, because thats what he's good at.
He is a little small, especially with Kante alongside him, it can be an issue. He wins some headers but not enough to be honest. As said before, his height dosent seem to affect his strength however.
I used him with a shadow card so his pace is around 90 and it certainly feels that, i think you could get away with an anchor but i think his pace base needs improving.
Positioning in build up play