It takes one hell of a player to replace Roar Strand for Rosenborg BK and lets face it Alexander Tettey is one hell of a player! Tettey is an relatively unknown name to the common football fan, however he is probably Norway's biggest talent since Tore Andre Flo! Tettey is very much a player in the mould of Micheal Essien, Tettey like Essien is a player without any glaring weaknesses, however I'm not saying he's perfect, far from but he certainly posseses the ability, he has a fantastic work-rate, and like pretty much every other Ghanian, great power and pace. Will he make it at the top level? I definitely think so like I said he has all the key attributes and has already been linked with Racing Santander and Greek giants Olympiakos, personally I'd love to see him at Everton but you also have to ask yourself where would he fit in? And can Everton fork out their £4,000,000 asking price, which could rise in the summer depending on his form in the Tippelagen this season.
Attack and Defence: Very very good in both areas he is good at finding pockets of space up field and attacks like a striker he positions himself well upfield however at the same time he is good defensively, although I'd say he's slightly better attacking-wise.
Balance: Like pretty much every other Ghanian, Tettey is insanely strong he stands strong in many physical challenges and it is a part of what makes hims such a fanatastic player, again it is an area in which he is similar to Micheal Essien.
Stamina: A great engine, Tettey can run and run until the cows come home, his stamina is one of the best in the Norwegian League I was very close to putting his stamina into an orange value, but he can sometimes look tired, again his consistency stat should help.
Response: Tettey is actually very good at reading the game, which is quite rare for someone his age. He is usually he first one to every ball and has 'sharp as a tack' reactions,it is an area I believe he is 'Premiership quality' in.
Shooting: His shooting stats may look low for someone with a fairly okay scoring record , however he doesn't usually score his goals through placement he'll usually get an easy tap-in due to his decent positioning or unleash a screamer, combined with the *Middle shooting star he should be accurate enough.
Header: If you know Tettey, your probably asking yourself “ Why does he have such a low header value?, he's scored a few.” but then again so have the likes of Carlos Tevez and Marek Hamsik, but you wouldn't give them an overly high value for header as they all miss their fair share too.