We’re nonetheless half method via one of many greatest switch tales of the summer season with Frenkie De Jong and Barcelona.
First he was linked with Manchester United, now he’s being linked with Chelsea, but when Barcelona get their method he undoubtedly received’t be taking part in on the Nou Camp by the point FIFA 23 releases. Frenkie was as soon as one of the crucial coveted central midfielders on this planet and he nonetheless type of is.
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Barcelona is the right place for him however due to their precarious monetary scenario he’s going to have to depart, even after placing in some high performances for them over the previous couple of years.
Frenkie De Jong – FIFA 23 – Scores Predicted
Total Score 87 (-)
It appears unlikely Frenkie will get a downgrade in FIFA 23, even after Barcelona’s subpar season. He was one of many few vibrant sparks on this crew, no matter how Barcelona had been getting on.
He continued to play effectively, and was anticipated to play throughout the pitch to plug gaps once they had been struggling.
At occasions De Jong even performed in defence and didn’t look misplaced. In FIFA 23, it appears doubtless he’ll have the ability to play centre-back in Final Crew with the brand new place adjustments.
This might make Frenkie an extremely helpful asset for squad constructing, as he shall be a really distinctive defender when in comparison with others.
Tempo 81 (-)
Tempo is likely one of the few stats we may see tweaked in FIFA 23, as EA are very liable to having a play with how fast a participant is. He’s removed from sluggish although, therefore why he’s such an asset in any midfield.
He’s nice at taking part in his method out of hassle, a part of that is due to his skill to run at a great pace with the ball.
Taking pictures 69 (-)
Frenkie is loads of issues, however he isn’t a goalscorer. Within the 4 seasons since he arrived at Barcelona, he has solely managed 13 targets. It merely isn’t his job, Frenkie is in your crew to maintain issues ticking over and to assist your crew start their transitions into assault. He’s a setter of the tempo, therefore why his taking pictures is just not very excessive.
Passing 84 (-)
All high midfielders want to have the ability to pick a go and Frenkie De Jong isn’t any totally different. With a view to excel in a Barcelona crew, that’s managed by Xavi, you might have to have the ability to play the ‘Barcelona method’ and he definitely can.
He has all kinds of passes in his locker, however he’s a really optimistic participant with him sitting within the 82nd percentile for progressive passes, whereas nonetheless sustaining a really excessive go completion fee of 90%.
Dribbling 88 (-)
The one factor Frenkie is best at than passing, is his skill on the ball and FIFA 23 will proceed to recognise this. He has a tremendous skill to beat the press, and is so snug with the ball at his toes.
He’s the catalyst for what all the pieces goes via when he performs, placing him within the high 91 percentile for touches per 90, whereas he’s additionally an unbelievable service of the ball.
Defending 78 (+1)
After he confirmed final yr how efficient he’s in a again three, it’s doubtless he’ll get a small enhance to his defending stats going into FIFA 23. Particularly as he’ll have the ability to play there within the new Final Crew too.
He doesn’t make loads of tackles or pressures however that isn’t the kind of participant he’s, he’s a correct ball participant, however that doesn’t imply he can’t do the defensive facet when he must.
Physicality 78 (-)
Just like tempo, this may change relying on what EA decides to do with the sport in FIFA 23. In FIFA 22, loads of gamers acquired tempo boosts as a result of they made the entire recreation faster.
In the event that they had been to make FIFA 23 extra bodily then we may see adjustments on this stat, even for gamers like De Jong who aren’t significantly bodily with how they play.
It doesn’t matter the place De Jong performs he’ll proceed to point out his strengths and his skill on the ball. In FIFA 23, no matter what league he shall be in, he is a good participant to get in your midfield early on, if you may make him match.
It’s really a bit wild that Barcelona are so determined to signal him, as he may in the future turn into one of many highest we’ve seen.