FIFA 20: Minnesota United FC's Ike Opara handed ridiculous new 88-rated card

Minnesota United FC's Ike Opara has been given a huge upgrade on FIFA 20

Defending on FIFA 20 can sometimes be an arduous chore.

Watching your defenders get repeatedly skinned for pace by Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo  is enough to make anyone hurl a controller at a wall.

Even having the likes of Virgil van Dijk, David Luiz (his flashback card) and Raphael Varane - defenders blessed with serious pace - are often not enough to combat the vast array of lightning-quick attackers.

But fear not FIFA lovers, the answer to your defensive woes is here and his name is Ike Opara, Minnesota United FC's electric centre-back.

The 30-year-old defender has been handed a new 88-rated card on FIFA 20 and honestly, it might be one of the most broken cards to have ever graced the franchise.

Opara's base stats are an absolute joke. Ninety-two pace, 92 physical and 87 defending, outrageous stuff.

When you dig deeper into his in-game stats, Opara's new MLS League SBC card gets even better.

Ninety-seven agility, 96 sprint speed, 95 strength, 92 aggression, the man can literally do it all. You can view all of Opara's in-game stats on FIFA 20 below courtesy of FUTHead.

OPARA'S IN-GAME STATS

Opara's in-game stats

There are two key issues, though. The first will be trying to link him, but if you have a couple of ICON cards handy then you're in business.

The second is actually adding Opara to your FIFA Ultimate Team club, a process which will be far from easy.

To complete his Squad Building Challenge, you will need to submit a full XI from all 24 teams in the MLS - 254 players in total.

That will not come cheap, but if Opara can be slotted into your team on full chemistry, then he will almost certainly be worth every single penny.

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