After I finished my weekend league, I decided to cash out on my main team, and build a team around the various untradable cards I had in my club: (Varane, Alaba, Dembele, Fekir, Politano, Llorente), when building a team around my untradables I was looking for a solid defensive CM/CDM, LB, RB & ST. And then I figured well rttf cards aren't in packs, and Rodrygo is en route to get upgraded to 86/87, so (A.) his price shouldn't crash as hard as other players and (B.) He is likely gonna rise following some upgrades, so I thought good investment, and a safe card to place coins into, and then he just seems like a meta striker, and my god he is.
In my first Div 1 game he scores a hattrick, in my second game he scores another hattrick. His finishing is so clean, especially when you are shooting from just outside or inside the box. To put into perspective I have used Baby Icon Nedved, Mid Raul, Baby Suker, Mid Figo, Rttf Reus, whom have all been solid for me especially Nedved, but Rodrygo trumps them all imo, yes he may not have that icon finishing boost that you feel when using Icons, but man does his speed and left stick dribbling make him so much more enjoyable to use.
On a closing note I feel he works best in a 2 striker formation, as he will have someone to do 1-2 passes with and then run in behind, he didn't really work for me in 4-2-3-1 as the main striker in the one game I tried with him there. So yeah if you are going to use him, use him alongside striker partner that is a good finisher, in my case it was rttf fekir.
Passing (Great at through balls, and tight passes)
Finishing Inside and Outside the box
Dribbling (Especially Left Stick Dribbling)
Pace (He is monstrously Rapid)
Positioning (He makes some perfect runs in between defenders)
Power shots (Scores alot of across keeper shots)
Weak Foot (Feels like a 5 star wf)
Physical (He sometimes can be pushed off the ball a bit to easy, but makes up with it with his dribbling)
Heading (I find myself a lot on the counter where Either fekir or Dembele, draw a defender and Rodrygo is free in the box for a header, and completely misses the goal or heads into the keeper)