Moving on to the midfielders, here is the updated data for defensive midfielders.
As usual, listed below are some of the most promising young defensive midfielders in the game. In an attempt to make this relevant to as many players as possible, I have not included any CDMs whose OVR is above 73 – this way you can keep your costs down and have some cash left over for other purchases (be they real players or new scouts). Furthermore, I have listed the players by cost, with the cheapest at the top of each sub-group (players are grouped by potential).
Here are my recommendations:
- Luca Marrone
- Ezequiel Cirigliano
- Nzuzi Toko
Luca Marrone will become a player of real quality if you develop him to his potential. He is strong and has excellent distribution skills, meaning not only can he break up opposition attacks, but he can start ones of your own as well. His long shots are also very good, so don’t be afraid to let him venture forward and have a go now and then.
Ezequiel Cirigliano is similar to Marrone in many ways, although he is more of a playmaker than a defensive minded player. Go through him to launch your attacks, as he has the brains and vision to become the control buy cheap xanax room of your team. Snap him up quickly – he’s one of River Plate’s best midfielders, so his OVR will rapidly improve, and with it his price.
Finally, Nzuzi Toko is not only cheap as chips, but has fantastic physical stats. He is quick, strong and has great stamina, so he can regularly start matches in your team, encouraging his growth. Furthermore, he has the strength to break up opposition plays, but also the speed to go past people and create chances for your side. As a bonus, because he plays in Switzerland it’s unlikely any other clubs will come after him, so you can take your time and buy him when you need him most.
Please bear in mind that these figures may not be exactly the same on your game. These stats are taken from my own personal experiences, but are likely to be very similar to those on your own game. The best thing to do is to make sure you keep checking these players, as their prices may drop radically after a while.
Finally, if you’ve had any experiences of good players’ prices changing wildly (especially if their price drops), please post it in the comments.
So, without further ado, here are the players:
|Pos||Name||OVR||Pot.||Age||Cost (£)||Wages (£)||Club||Foot||Weak foot *||Skills *||Specialities/traits||Notes|
|CDM||Luca Marrone||70||86||21||3,700,000||20,000||Juventus||Right||3||3||Power header|
|CDM||Ezequiel Cirigliano||70||84||19||3,400,000||15,000||River Plate||Right||3||2|
|CDM||Gueïda Fofana||70||82||20||3,200,000||15,000||Olympique Lyon||Right||3||2|
|CDM||McDonald Mariga||73||82||24||3,700,000||20,000||Parma||Right||3||2||Strength||On loan from Inter|
|CDM||Emmanuel Frimpong||71||81||19||2,800,000||15,000||Arsenal||Right||3||2||Power free-kick, injury prone|
|CDM||Lucky Baloyi||66||80||20||1,400,000||6,000||Kaizer Chiefs||Right||4||2||Long passer|
|CDM||Tom Trybull||67||80||18||1,500,000||7,000||Werder Bremen||Right||3||2|
|CDM||Sandro Wieser||61||80||18||1,800,000||4,000||1899 Hoffenheim||Left||3||3|
|CDM||Paul Pogba||60||80||18||1,800,000||4,000||Manchester United||Right||3||3|