The game is all about opinions and IMO he is nothing like a poor man's Okon, just as I thought Forshaw was sensational this season when he played. Hey what do I know? I just watch games, have no FIFA coaching qualifications, don't know any current scouts, just a few London agents.
Roca is a disciplined DCM, wont make crunching challenges like Batty or KP but will stay on his feet using his intelligence to nick the ball away from their player.
Can receive the ball in tight spaces, play short and long passes but most will not be lateral. He will look for attacking options.
Not too bad in the air may not be lightning fast but a decent turn of pace and great work ethic.
If his attitude is right and he really wants to improve, then he is a great signing for the price we have paid.
I will never knock a player after we have signed him. He is at ER and needs our support. Confidence is the key for any sportsman and when he feels loved, he will run through brick walls.
Time will tell if he is a good buy but Arsenal paid £75million for Pepe and that was no guarantee of success! Manure paid £90million for Pogba and he was not exactly the success they thought, Chelsea paid £95million for Lukako and that is not working out well. On paper they should have all walked this league but the game aint played on paper.