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2. Versatile Player

Niguez is primarily a central midfielder, capable of playing both a defensive as well as an attacking role. Playing in the attacking role, he has the ability to get forward, and makes runs into the box which are difficult to track. In the 2nd division last season, playing for Atletico’s B-team, Niguez found the net 5 times in 12 appearances, 2 of which came against Real Madrid’s Castilla side, while he has scored one goal for Rayo this season, in the home defeat to Espanyol, and provided one assist, in the opening game of the season against Elche.

Niguez can also play as a center back, a position he has been used quite often this season by Rayo, a position that clearly isn’t his strongest. Although he averages almost 7.6 defensive actions per game (50 interceptions, 76 clearances and 10 blocks in 18 appearances), he has made 4 defensive errors, three of which have led to a goal. He also needs to work on his tackling, having won only 49% of the 69 tackles he has attempted, and has received five yellow cards and one red card so far this season.

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