32 league matches last season, 6 CL games, and 5 EL games. He’s not a destroyer in the sense of a Bissouma or a box-to-box runner like Ndombele, but neither are Rodri or Fernandinho, and remember Fernandinho started as an attacking midfielder. Ajax are more attacking so compilations will show him further upfield, but he’s a unit and can dig in when needed. While people often compare him with Pogba, he reminds me more of Busquets and at times Toure in the way he can turn the press and be away. His mental speed and vision also mean he keeps possession and the ball moving, things Guardiola prizes most.Watched two mins of that video and he looks more of an advanced player, didn't make a tackle in the two minutes I saw? Although physically developed, he seemed to shy away from challenges.
Actually strikes me as more of a Pogba or Wijnaldum type. Technically gifted and a real prospect, but can he apply it week in week out?
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