Already used and loved his gold card and was delighted to pack this upgrade, yet for only a +1 difference in rating I have been seriously impressed. I honestly challenge anyone to find a better value for money midfielder on this game. I play a 4-3-3 which means my LCM and RCM have crucial roles as box-to-box midfielders and he delivers in spades. He has an excellent knack of making the right runs and finding himself in space in the attacking third, often getting on the end of moves he has initiated. He can find a killer pass or breeze past challenges and is lethal off either foot on the edge of the box. His defensive stats also are very tidy for an attacking player and useful when it comes to winning the ball high up the pitch and keeping pressure on your opponent.
16 goals + 7 assists from 28 WL games drove me to Gold 1 and is a phenomenal return for a CM. I don't think there is a more complete attacking midfielder within a 10th of his price range, I absolutely love him.
* Excellent movement off the ball and positioning, he is so good at making runs into the box and getting on the end of passing moves
* Finishing from the edge of the box, his shot power and long shots mean he's deadly when given space
* Ball control under pressure is impressive and he is very good at keeping possession and manouevring past players
* Passing- regularly sets off counters or finds a quick through ball under pressure
* Defending and physical stats aren't quite up there but he is perfectly capable of getting a tackle in and winning the ball back as a CM/CAM