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Gonna keep it short
By rohitas, 28-02-2021

Yeah... I got him out of my mid icon pack.

Gotta say I wasn't TOO disappointed at first cause he looked okay.

I'm a div 2 gold 1 player and I have to say this card is lackluster, in this stage of the game his stats don't hold up and he's gonna bring you more bad then good.

Not really his fault and his prime might be a tad better then this one, but the mid just lacks the stats in the right areas to even be considered competent.

I'm quite a casual player and still have normies in my team like Alba and Lenglet(even though I have the coins for Mendy and Varane) because I dont really care about the meta and just want fun, so of course I was gonna give this barca legend a chance considering it's my favorite club.


  • Defending is good
  • Can make some good passes with that right foot
  • Unique body type makes him feel less sluggish
  • You can have Pep be the manager of Pep:)


  • He turns slow
  • Even with a shadow I find him too slow
  • Can't shoot
  • Can't play CB
  • Not game changing in any way
  • Kante is better for 1/3 of the price

The problem is, he doesn't add much to the attack which would be fine if his defensive contributions were really good, that's the case with the 87 rated Makalele that I have. At CM he's just trash, unless you use him as the middle CM on stay back while attacking, he was decent for me in that role. CDM can be fine and he might be the best low-tier CDM icon but if you have a good team throw him into a sbc if you packed him, don't even consider buying him if you're teams good, atleast try the prime in that case. You're better off using storyline Dembele (85) if he fits into your team, he's a quality midfielder. Hope this helps and thanks for reading.

Formation: 5212
Position: CM
Games: 5
GPG: 0.00
APG: 0.40
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (4/10)
Passing (7/10)
Dribbling (4/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (5/10)
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