i used his nif for a long enough time to make an opinion about him and make a review, but then i decided to try his if for my new serie a squad. he mostly plays middle cam in 4231 with maestro chem style, but sometimes i also switch to 4321 where he plays left cm. thanks to him, 4231 is much better.
he's basically the pogba of the serie a: neither fast nor agile, but with extremely accurate ball controll, big strong body type, dominant in the air, powerful shooting and reliable passing. He also has better defending stats and workrates so he can track back and be the cornerstone of the team. given all of that and the fact that he has 4*WF which i think is crucial for central players, he ticks most boxes of the ideal middle cam wishlist.
he has an outstanding impact and presence in the midfield, knows when get into the box for crosses and is reliable for hold up play (i always launch the ball to him from goalkick since he's better than sif belotti for hold up play). he scores a lot of goals and sets up most of my attacks. he also feels smooth when executing skill moves which is not common for such a tall player.
overall, a pretty strong card especially for his price, and probably the most suited serie a player for middle cam in 4231 which is a very popular formation as you all know. not the easiest to link outside the serie a, as his best strong links are carniball immobile and headliners skriniar and his non serie a usable links are limited to just if/ffs jovic.
ball control and dribbling
defending (for middle cam)
pace as a whole
agility and balance