Before we begin, this is my first review. But I feel compelled to write this as there is no accurate and detailed review done to date that does this player justice.
Every year I play FIFA, I create my beloved La Liga squad and stick with it for the entire game. I have a preference for playing with players I watch and admire in real life rather than chasing META players, so you can imagine how ecstatic I was to see this card released.
SNIPER chemistry and it's game over. That 5 star weak foot is an automatic and instant game changer. Rodrigo has always had a strong left foot but now he's FINISHING EVERYTHING with both feet. He has the speed and agility to turn even the toughest of back lines inside out and with 94 standard pace, he catching 99% of through balls while leaving defenders in their wake.
99 finishing, 95 positioning, 90 shot power. Oh, and did I mention his traits: Outside of the foot shot / Playmaker / Finesse shot / Technical Dribbler. WOW.
Rodrigo dribbling is that of wonders for a striker. Again with the sniper chemistry, he has 99 dribbling and 95 ball control with 95 reactions and 99 agility. He simply glides on the ball passing players with ease with his 89 short passing more then enough to comfortably execute a one-two with another player before breaking onto goal.
I have read that FUT players were put off by his SBC price tag - don't be. If you have a La Liga squad - it's a no brainer. In my opinion, this is the best striker card released in La Liga (not including Messi's shapeshifter or IF's because that's another level). I gave up POTM Suarez and 88 Werner for him and I have not a single regret. His debut in last weeks WL was 16 goals in my first 9 matches (6 assists which is decent).
In summary, if you have the coins and the team to put him into. DO IT. Since obtaining him, I'm getting rage quits from teams with the likes of Pele, Ronaldinho, Messi etc and it has FINALLY restored some joy in what has easily been the worst FIFA in years.
(with sniper chemistry)
5 Star weak foot
4 Star skills
95 Ball control
Outside of the foot shot
Perfect for La Liga squad (IMO best out & out striker for La Liga)
65 Long passing