Looking at his stats, he actually seems a fair bit under-rated in some aspects, mainly passing and body balance.
I don't watch him regularly, but against Utd he had a firm grip on the midfield with his power and effective passing. To me he's an obvious candidate for low 80's SPA and SPS, he finds his target with accuracy and pace. Not sure of a number though, I haven't wathced him enough to be precise.
And his BB is easily in the 80's, just see his build
In fact I think he belongs in the 84/85 region, but again I'm not sure if I'm hitting the mark. Edit: Oops, the BB value on my OF wasn't updated, it was 78...
Also, all his shooting abilities seem underrated, don't know what to suggest but these values don't work at all. I've tested him with my fantasy Gremio and his shots were abysmal. Well, what can you expect when they resemble more a CB's shooting abilities than a CM (and a good one at that).
Btw, I don't think he'll join Utd, we've got too many CM's. He'd strengthen it though, which is how talented I think he is. IMO Palacios>Anderson, but Anderson has bigger potential (phew), his age and pace pips it just about
So, do I big him too much up or is he as talented as I think? Awantsweater? Anyone? I'm thinking of restarting my Gremio save just beacuse of this