In the Serie A, there's it not a big selection of RM's to choose from this year. In fact, I'd argue that Cuadrado is your only viable player in that position. In previous years he has been somewhat average for me. Due to this, I was reluctant to use a Serie A team - However, I gave in and picked him up.
To sum up my experience, I was surprised, happy and enjoyed him overall.
Pace: Feels fast. Granted, pace isn't that important this year.
Shooting: First of many surprises, he can actually shoot. I used a Marksman on him and it worked a wonder - from reasonable shooting situations, he can score easily.
Passing: His crosses felt rather good.
Dribbling: The stats speak for themselves, very nice and agile.
Defending: Another surprise for me, he defends very well. He tracks back and puts in a shift in the defence.
Physical: His stamina wasn't an issue at all.
Physical: He is weak, it's not that big of a deal but when he's against strong defenders he will get pushed off the ball every now and then.
Let me start off this review with some backstory. When the second Untradeable UCL SBC came out, I had a lot of players in my club to work with. I got 20 packs and my best player was Cuadrado. At first, I was very happy as my team had Douglas Costa and I decided to switch the team around for him to fit in. I had high expectations at first and I was dissapointed. I played 1 full Weekend League and half of another and he was atrocious. In 44 games, he scored 10 goals and got 17 assists. Alright for a new card. However, 80% of his goals were open net rebounds that luckily came to him. The assists were alright however, 7 assists and 2 goals came from a game in Division Rivals where I won 9-2. Completely useless. If anyone is thinking of buying him, don't. Use any other player because his shooting is atrocious. So many chances missed from so close in. I hate this card and I won't even use him as a super sub. Garbage.
- Pace was alright. He couldn't really play like a good scorer.
- That's it.
- Shooting. Abysmal. Couldn't score tap-ins like any normal card.
- Passing. Can barely cross the ball.
- Dribbling. Very clunky for 88 dribbling.
- Physical. Useless in the 65th minute or above.