He is one of the Blackburn players I am more familiar with, which is fortunate, as he does need an update. He was an absolute bargain at £450,000. But yeah, onto stats, I'll start with his positions, and there is no way he should have CF as a position, he is only played there on emergency and when there is no-one else to play there, however, considering that he has played there on occasion for Hertha and has been known to start out as a centre-forward, I could see it being an optional position.
Onto stats, I'd raise his stamina, it doesn't need to go up by much, but he's got at least average stamina, and could sit on an 83
value. A bigger issue is his defence though, he is a very solid defender and is really quite decent in terms of his positioning and accuracy in his sliding tackles, this really has improved. I could see him on an 82
for defence, alongside Joseph Yobo and Johan Djourou. By biggest concern is his agility value though, he is really quite agile, and not just agile for a big man, but agile in general, his turning is really quite good and surprises quite a few small strikers when they try to turn inside him, why the hell can't he have an 82
for agility? Especially considering the big effect his height and weight have on his agility. His distribution also a fair bit better than this, he can pass the ball fairly well and although economical, are fairly accurate. I'd have his SPA on a 73 and SPS on a 75
Looking further down, his shot power could come down, he just doesn't get the same sort of velocity on his shots as the likes of Martin Petrov or David Dunn, his clearances do get a lot of distance though, and I'd say his clearances reach a similar sort of distance and height as Linvoy Primus, who sits on an 85
. I'd also raise his header, its not just his extreme strength and jumping ability that make him a monster in the air, his defensive headers get a good deal of accuracy and power, an is certainly a threat at the other end too! His header could sit on an 86
sort of valuation. I agree with deity's idea on raising his technique value, as he has got a lot more finesse than first meets the eye. I'd also like to get some ideas on raising his speed, as he is really rather quick, although I am unsure on exact values at the moment.
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