Nicolas is a right-footed box-to-box midfielder standing at 186 cm tall. He is physically forceful and explosive. Due to his great athletic physique he is a very dynamic player in both phases of the game, defending and attacking. Nicolas can cover several positions in the midfield, his main position is the No.8, but he can also play the No.10 role just behind the strikers. He has outstanding technical skills and great passing ability, always ready to make the right decision and assisting his team-mates. Nicolas enjoys to dictate the pace of the game using his vision, spacial recognition and football intelligence. He arrived at Villarreal in August 2019 from Senegal, but is already close to being part of their first-team.