I am a DIV 2 player, gold 2 or gold 1 so not that great, and I dont have that many coins. I ended up selling my mane and de bruyne along with my coins to do the base or mid-icon pack against my judgement. I'd done three or them before, getting giggs, mid butra and mid keane. I should have stopped but I didn't. I tried to do icon roulette but I messed up and immediately saw him in my squad. I was crushed when I saw his price and stats. The big L looming over my head as I regretted my life choices. But in order to vindicate myself, I put him in my squad where he could fit, and since I had too many strikers, I put him at CAM. I was pretty let down in the beginning because he just did not have that passing or dribbling that de bruyne had. But his finesse shots were pristine, and his strength allowed him to keep the ball up. I have stuck with the 4-1-2-1-2 all year, but changed it up to a 4-4-2 defensive in game. I play him as a box to box CM. Note that he will get tired and will have to be subbed off sometimes. Despite Vieri's 41 defending, his physical and heading stats allow him to defend relatively well, and he can bring the ball up and hold it if necessary. I have a bunch of 5 star skillers around him, so he is there to get the ball and shoot or hold up the ball and pass it to someone who can actually dribble the ball without kicking it 30 feet in front of him. I put catalyst on him btw. Be patient, don't run around with him with the ball, just keep the ball or just use left stick dribbling.
passing is ok with catalyst
pace is 92 with catalyst but running with him seems too out of control and risky