This man is an absolute tank for me in the midfield, I use him as the more defensive CDM next to POTM Til in a 4231, Defensively very good and still manages to out strength players, he feels very swift and with the 4* skill moves I occasionally just decide to go on a run with with monster through the opposition team and he regularly scores or assists. His shooting is also surprisingly good and you cant complain about a 4* weak foot on top off everything else. His passing is also surprisingly good as well
4* skill moves
Sometimes he tends to make a foward run out of nowhere, this does come in handy as I usually manage to score but it also drags him out of position but this may just be my tactics
When i saw this card was released, i thought that he would link good to my untradable Berghuis otw engine and potm Guus Til. I bought him for 24k and slapped an on him. I already had some experience with him cause of his fifa 21 storyline card, but this is different, 4* skills him so much more fluid. 4* weak foot him even better. Me personally likes tall midfielders, so him and Guus Til in midfield in a 5212 is perfect, overall for me he is a 9\10
This man is absolutely awesome! I have packed him when he was at 25k. To this day, I regularly take him from the bank as a super sub.
I use in as a CM. He feels pretty fast and agile, and with 4 star skills and 4 star weakfoot you can get along well.
His volleys are absolutely awesome! But sometimes he makes pretty bad long balls forward that don't arrive.
It is getting more and more expensive at the moment, because Ajax is doing very well in the CL and above all thanks to the super good special card from David Neres.
Especially because of the good links to the new Eredivisie Special cards and to players like De Jong, Depay, David Neres, Owusu, this player is also easy to link.
I would play him with a shadow or engine.
Volleys and Long Shots
Long Balls forward
This player has such well rounded stats and has the strength and defensive attributes to bulk midfielders off the ball. He is such a clinical finisher from long and close range and I really recommend getting him if you feel your team is lacking defense attributes in the midfield regions. In total he played 10 games and scored 13 goals and 17 assists. His stats are so impressive because I only got the game recently and I've been working way up divisions.
- Clinical finisher
- Pretty reliable tackles and has good strength
- With an anchor he pretty much feels like a really cheap gullit
- Surprisingly good dribbling considering he's 6'3
- Nice 4 star 4 star
- Performs and lasts for a majority of the game
- Only negative is passing. His short passing is good but through balls aren't always accurate
So I run a second account for a bit more casual playing and this year decided to go Dutch only (beside my GK for now cos honestly they're all hot garbage until I can get VDS) anyway - Gravenbirch was a must when he came out. I play him on the left of a midfield three with De Jong and Wijnaldum or CAM/RW when i switch formations in game and he's unreal in all those positions. I slapped an engine on him for the agility and balance and he feels great on the ball for a big man.
M/M workrates sounded sus - but my god - the man is everywhere! He's banged in 15 from 25 games and is outscoring some of my forwards. I love him, he's amazing and this is the 82 version. Will 100% go to an 84 and possibly 86 if Ajax do the business. This won't be for about 4-6 weeks but he'll still be OP by then. Just a great card.
Scores from everywhere, volleys, left foot, finesses from range, headers - all purpose unit.
Get him whilst he is 20k before people work out he's icon level great after the upgrade.
Surprises the opponent