Firstly let me introduce him. standing at 174cm Ever Banega is a 24 Argentine who plays his football for valencia in midfield.
what are his strengths? - he excels in many aspects of the game. his passing is very fluid and positive. his dribbling is very strong and he is very hard to knock off the ball (think dembele and wilshire). he has incredible work rate and if effective in protecting his defense as he loves to put his foot in. the best thing about him is his completeness he is the box to box , defensive and play-making midfielder all in one and is exceptional in all roles. he hustles around the pitch and covers every blade of grass - like a slower ramires with better technique.
his passing % in la liga is only 82% but that's because he is always looking to play dangerous balls and put his teammates in threatening areas unlike someone like mikel who has around 90% but his far more static and one dimensional.
weaknesses - he is 5ft 9 so naturally is not dominant in the air, there is also some concern about his behavior but his on the field attitude could not be better. and we have dealt with some poor behavior from some of our current players anyway.
I think he would be the perfect signing because he can give us so much quality in CDM , CM and CAM although we wouldn't need him there with our current plethora of talent. he would up the tempo of our game and provide our defense with more protection that it currently gets. to counter his lack of aerial prowess i would place him with someone who is good in the air - ettienne capoue maybe?
In conclusion placing Ever Banega in our midfield with a true Defensive mid (mikel or someone better) would make us a much stronger outfit.
Ever Banega 2009 2010- Assists, Skills, Goals and Passes (via milankakabarosfilms1)
this article is also worth a read. http://www.footballfrustration.com/2012/10/meet-complete-play-banega/