First of all, I have to say that I waited a fair amount in order to review a card this year. When I saw this Depay I knew I have to do him in order to fit him near the RB Denayer (which is so good for me).
Depay is the kind of striker that can change a game at 180 degrees with his ability on and off the ball. But, if you want to do him I would advise to play him centraly in order to get the most out of him (pref ST).
So lets start. Height - 5`9. Arguably the best height for an attacking player in Fifa. 3 stars weak foot which will, most of the times, condition you to play him off his stronger foot. But here comes the gamechanger stat - 5 star skills which is , this year, the main stat I am looking for when I want to fit an attacking player in my team. It is so easy to be unpredictible with an elastico or reverse elastico (which was my favourite skill move with Depay). High low workrates are very good for a ST.
Pace- He is fast. Not Mbappe like Fast, but he is faster in game than his pace suggets. Id say that in terms of pace he feels like a Neymar.
Shooting- His weaker foot finishes are 50/50. Obviously he will bang some when having the good angles. But most of the times his left foot is not as reliable as if he had 4* WF. His stronger foot is something else. I swear he bangs everything inside and most of the time outside of the box on his right, even on an engine chem style.
Passing- More than decent, more than you expect from your strikers. He can easily play those over the top through balls if your wingers are getting in behind.
Dribbling- His main stat, together with the 5* Skills. Even if he has a stocky-ish body type let me tell you: His dribbling feels insane. THats why i said that he is a gamechanger: his dribbling is from another planet.
Deffending- Not reliable but intercepts from time to time. With this curent meta I think that he would be OK even as the attacking CM in a 4-1-2-1-2 narrow due to his body type and physical.
Physical - Very, very good, he bodies deffenders and fights for the badge. You get a fighter when you complete this SBC, ladies and gentlemans.
In terms of who reminds me of, after 20 games on him I`d say he feels almost like a Marcus Rashford card. Good on the ball, 5* skills but very good physicals as well. His shooting is very good, his pace is very very good and the fact that he fights for every inch of the pitch is something you love to see at your strikers.
Do I think this card is worth completing? Yes, if you upgrade your squad by fitting him into it. Personally, from today I will not open packs until TOTY thats why i wanted to have a reliable striker in my team who can get the work done until mid January.
160k is a fair price considering he feels like a Marcus Rashford, whos gold card costs like 220k.
-Stickyness on the ball;
-Fight for the badge trait hahah.
-3* weak foot;
-Price if you emptied your club;