So, this is my first review and the reason for that is because I feel like a lot of people will be looking at this card and wondering if he's the best option this season. IMO he really is, I got rid of baby Rijkaard to fit him into the team and I have not looked back. I play him with a backbone in a 4231 next to Pogba and let me tell you this guy is EVERYWHERE. This is obviously because of his HH WR, but coupled with the 99 stamina, this guy is an incredible box to box midfielder for any Serie A team or if you can fit him on 8 chem (which I am doing until the next round of this icon swaps). He averages an 8.6 for me, and he has been MOTM for me several times without scoring. He is just always there to intercept, make the pass, he is threatening from corners and crazy dribbling for a cdm/cb. I think if you are playing him in a defensive position like me(I play him as cdm on stay back), backbone is the one because I'm honestly not sure I have seen him get shoved off the ball yet, and I think if he ever did he would probably just break the other players' shins and take it back. He seems to intercept so many passes, it's like this guy is playing with stilts his legs are so long. Unless you are a fan of the other two players available for lvl15 this season or their teams, I think this guy is definitely the right choice. Super sub, starter, he just has the right stats for this game. I used him to get gold 3 this weekend with 4 losses (I don't play the rest) and usually play in div 3, although I am not in div 5 after doing the icon swaps objectives. I have used him for 32 games.
I also hope he has recovered or will recover soon from coronavirus.
-Pace for a cdm
-Great Dribbling and composure (for passing under pressure)
-decent links (FFS Odegaard, Serie A)
Literally none. His work rates are not a problem for me, just put him on stay back. He even has very decent shooting and has scored a couple for me.