I've tried every single Mertens card this FIFA, and this one without a doubt blows all the others away. In fact, for some reason I could never really play with any of his other cards, but decided to try this one because he looked insane. And I'm so happy I did. He fits the meta PERFECTLY, being small and agile, 4 star 4 star, finesse and outside the foot shot trait, like what else do you need? For only 700k, you can get a player that in my opinion will make your team until tots. 54 games, 82 goals, 66 assits.
I play him in a 3-5-2 ingame (which I know is not great anymore but I'm in div 6 and only really play for fun and don't really care about winning or losing) and keep switching between ST and CAM. He is brilliant in both, but I think because of his stamina he is probably better off as a ST in a 2 st formation cause if his great link up play. High-Low workrates means he's always in a great position whenever I need him.
For under 900k, I think he's one of the best ST out there, even better than Mbappe and Neymar. There's just nothing you can really fault with the card, besides maybe his stamina. With a maestro he's got insane shooting, brilliant passing for a ST and one of the best dribbling I've seen on this game. And he's live too! At this point he is injured, so I'd recommend picking him up now. And napoli managed to beat juve, and there next couple games are pretty good, so if they win them he will go up in price. But if this man gets an upgrade then I'd go as to say he's one of the best attacking non-icons on this game. I'm SO glad I got him, and I'm sure if you gave him a try you won't regret it.
Pace - For a CAM his pace is incredible, and even as a striker it's great.
Shooting - Finishing, Attack Positioning, Long Shots, Shot Power, it's all brilliant. And his finesses are another level.
Passing - He is that player that will provide the balls for your strikers, and set up goal-scoring opportunities.
Dribbling - World Class. He fits the meta exactly, being very small, and his agility and dribbling are another level.
Defending? - Despite his defending stat, and his work-rates, and his physicality, he will still go in for a tackle, or make an interception if he gets the chance, and usually comes out with the ball
4* 4* - It is perfect for this fifa.
Work-rates - More than ideal for a striker. He will always be up the pitch and ready
Physicality - He is very small, and if you get used to it, it's not really an issue. But he will get bodied off the ball a lot by strong cb's
Stamina - As a striker, he is fine. But as a CAM, he will usually have to be subbed off around the 70th