Need a wall for your team? This is your guy. When I first saw this card I wasn't sure if he would be a good choice right before TOTS but honestly, him next to my 93 cannavaro and I feel so comfortable in defense. honestly, he is 100% worth the price and will make your team so much better. Just like in real life, he will completely revitalize your defense.
Confidence on the ball - you can feel the 99 composure so easily. Every time he has the ball he feels comfortable on it. Having used players like 85 campbell, some CBs feel really awkward on the ball. not this guy. he feels great
Steps to block passes - you dont have to control him. If he can get to a loose ball he will win it every time.
Pace - not too fast to make defending hard but will catch any attacker
Defending - obviously he is good on paper but in game he is a game changing defender. Wins most tackles and his size makes him solid
Passing - he is so good at passing that he could be a seriously good CDM
Looks - theres nothing like a 96 rated purple van dijk to scare your opponents. If only he had a dynamic picture (maybe he will get one but RN doesnt have one)
Cost - at this point in the game right before TOTS he is fairly expensive for an untradeable but pack value can negate some of that. However, he is worth the cost but isnt very accessible
Thats honestly the only problem. He is such a game changer