Let me start off by saying that even though he is free, Parolo was kind of a pain in the ass to unlock.
Despite this, the way he performs ig well makes up for it.
I played Parolo RCM in 433 and he performed exactly how I wanted him to.
He is a tank defensively, with high strength and aggression, 6ft tall and a solid build combined with very solid defensive stats that are bolstered by a powerhouse chem style, it is safe to say that he will be winning the ball over and over again.
I will lump passing, dribbling and shooting all together as they are all of a similar calibre.
His on the ball abilities are great for a CM and that is shown by his 8 goal contributions during the time I used him for prior to this review.
Now down to pace.
The thing separating Parolo from Nainggolan or matuidi is the lack of pace.
This is not to say it is bad, in fact it is quite good for a cm, but it is not of a higher level like other Serie A options (which are much more expensive btw).
One con about this card may be his agility, although because of the more 'tanky' role he plays in my team it does not affect me whatsoever.
The last thing about Parolo is his excellent stamina (90), which is hard to find in a lot of players this fifa.
-Pace compared to other Serie A CMs
I am a sucker for free players, especially if they look decent and are obtained through weekly objectives. Parolo is one of these players. Statswise, he looks very solid. He looks a bit like Nainggolan, but less pace and taller. I feel that the allocation of the stats are better for Parolo than for Radja, as Parolo has some solid stats that are useful for him as a C(D)M i.e. great long shots and shot power, with low penalties compared to Radja having better 'not so important' stats in my opinion.
I played only 6 games with Parolo, as I wanted to have this review online prior to the weekly objective expiring. He scored 1 goal and assisted 1. He feels good on the ball. A bit sluggish, but that's ok as long as you use him correctly. He controls the play with great defense and solid passing. Stamina to last long all game and great jumping and aggression when using anchor. You could use backbone as well, but I prefer the pace over the passing which is already high enough for my liking.
- Great defending
- Great physical attributes
- Long shots + shot power
- Fairly strong
- Excellent for hybrids with easy league and nationality combination
- Not the most mobile player
- Only decent pace with chemistry style