FIFA 14 | So You Want A… Right midfielder UPDATE

In the first article on wide players, tonight we’ve got right midfielders. This includes both RMs and RWs, so whether you want someone to provide crosses or a player who can convert chances himself in FIFA 14, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Here are my recommendations:

  • Zakaria Bakkali
  • Kelvin
  • Ivan Cavaleiro
  • Silvan Widmer/Šime Vrsaljko

I’ve chosen Zakaria Bakkali because he starts with so much for a 17 year old. He’s already got the dribbler speciality that comes with his 86 dribbling and 92 balance, and his four star skill moves should really help you make the most of that. He’s also very quick, and it won’t be long before he gets the speedster speciality. He’s one of the youngest players in this article but already his OVR is one of the best, and his potential of 86 will put him right up there as one of the best in his position. PSV only want £3.7m for him and you can probably drive that down to around the £3m mark, which is an absolute steal.

Kelvin is up next, and like Vitinho in the attacking midfielders article, I’ve chose him for all those people who love doing tricks in FIFA 14. He comes with five star skills (and he’s the only player in this article with five star tricks that you can buy straight away), 82 dribbling, 92 agility and pace to burn. But what makes him even better is FC Porto want a ridiculously low amount for him. After an enquiry they demand £2m, which is the same amount as your scout will tell you Kelvin is worth; usually the enquiry amount is much higher. Porto accepted my very first offer of £1.2m, so they may be willing to sell him for even less. £1.2m for a five star skiller with 82 potential and one of the highest starting OVRs in this article is quite simply amazing!

If you want your wide right players to contribute goals then Ivan Cavaleiro is the player you need. He’s got pace and fantastic dribbling like you’d expect from a RM, but his 70 finishing, 78 shot power and 73 positioning are going to come in very useful in your career. Considering his potential, you’d expect these to reach into the 80s as he develops, so he’ll be a serious threat to opposition clean sheets. A bid of just over £2m should be enough to prise him away from SL Benfica. Alternatively, if you have limited funds, you can get a very similar player in Geuvânio for under £1m. Finally, Massimo Bruno is probably a more deadly threat in front of goal, but it’ll be hard convincing RSC Anderlecht to sell him for anything under £4.5m.

And if you’re looking for a player who can help out defensively, give Silvan Widmer or Šime Vrsaljko a try. Both have excellent defensive stats and can fill in at full back if needed, and they are both very decent in the air, so can contribute to set pieces both in attack and defense. Widmer has better dribbling, strength and defending stats, while Vrsaljko has better stamina, jumping and interceptions, so which one you go for is down to you. [expand title=”What are these articles all about?” tag=”center” trigclass=”noarrow”]

The articles in this series should give you some ideas if you’re looking for a new signing in a key area. There is one article for each position on the pitch to make it easy for you to quickly find players to bolster your squad.

All of the players given here have a minimum potential of 80, so you know you’re getting quality. The maximum OVR for each player is 73, both to keep transfer prices down and to avoid presenting you with too many options and thus making it too difficult to choose the player you need.

The ‘Avai?’ column is short for ‘available?’ and refers both to whether or not you can buy the specified player at the start of the first season and how long their current contract is. Let’s take Y/2 as an example – Y means that yes, you can buy him at the start of a new career, and the number means he has two years left on his contract. Similarly, N/3 would mean that no, you can’t buy the player straight away, and he has three years left on his contract. These ‘no’ players are often available for transfer if you wait until the January transfer window, however. For some players this column is blank – this means that they are out on loan at the start and are therefore unavailable for purchase until the second season.

Initial player costs may seem very low this year. The figure in the player cost column refers to the price you are given if you scout the player. But I’ve also added a new column this time round – ‘They want’. This refers to the price the other team want for the player if you enquire about him. Often there is a large difference between the player cost obtained through scouting and that obtained through an enquiry. This leaves a lot of room for negotiation, so don’t be put off if a price in the ‘They want’ column is high, as you can usually get the player for much less. Try bidding lower than what you think will be accepted – you may be surprised at their response. If the ‘They want’ column is blank it’s because the team refused to give a price, either because the player has just joined them or because they are loaning him in.

And as a final note, in FIFA 14 EA update player OVRs and potentials every week. Mose of the time these are very minor changes, and most players won’t be affected at all unless they have had a very noteworthy week. Furthermore, some players occasionally disappear if they have been put in the reserve squad that week. So just bear in mind that these figures should be read as a guide only and not a definitive account of player costs, potentials, etc, for the entire season.[/expand]

Here’s the complete list:

PosNameOVRPot.AgeCost (£)They want (£)Wages (£)ClubAvai?FootWeak footSkillsTraitsNotes
RWZakaria Bakkali7186171,100,0003,700,0007,000PSVY/2Right44Dribbler, flair, long shot taker
RMSerge Gnabry7084171,000,0001,800,00015,000ArsenalY/5Right33Flair
RWFederico Cartabia7284202,000,0003,100,00025,000Valencia CFY/4Left34
RMThomas Ince7283211,800,000*15,000Crystal Palace-Left34FlairOn loan from Blackpool
RWMassimo Bruno7383191,900,0005,000,00025,000RSC AnderlechtY/4Right33
RMTodor Nedelev688220700,000-6,0001. FSV Mainz 05N/5Left33Flair
RMIvan Cavaleiro7182191,100,0002,800,00020,000SL BenficaY/5Right43
RMCarles Gil7382201,800,0007,000,00020,000Elche CFY/3Left33
RWCarlos Mané7382191,900,0003,000,00025,000Sporting CPY/5Right33Acrobat
RWKelvin7282202,000,0002,000,00020,000FC PortoY/3Left35Acrobat, flair
RMJacob Murphy56801860,000*2,250Southend United-Right33On loan from Norwich City
RMWellington Silva678020500,000*10,000Real Murcia CF-Right35Speedster, acrobat, flairOn loan from Arsenal
RMJorge Rojas688020700,000*8,000Belém-Right33On loan from SL Benfica
RWAntonio Rozzi698019725,000*9,000RM Castilla-Left33On loan from Lazio
RWLucas Andersen7080181,100,0002,000,0007,000AjaxY/3Right33
RMJames Forrest7080211,100,0003,800,00015,000CelticY/3Right23Speedster, acrobat, injury prone
RMAlen Stevanovic7080221,100,000*15,000Palermo-Right43On loan from Torino
RMSilvan Widmer7380201,800,000-30,000UdineseN/4Right32Power header
RMŠime Vrsaljko7280211,800,000-15,000GenoaN/4Right32
RMJavier Aquino7380232,000,0006,500,00020,000Villarreal CFY/3Right44Speedster

And don’t forget to check out the other articles in this series by going to the ‘So You Want A…’ button in the top menu!

Comments 3

  1. I’m playing 4-4-2 with my wings being an RM and an LM, would it influence the growth of the player if his preferred role is RW?

    1. Growth of the players won’t be hindered wether you play them in midfield or at the flanks. But their role can affect their work. For example, with a winger, he would occasionally come back to defend but a midfielder would often come back to help the full back.

  2. Growth of the players won’t be hindered wether you play them in midfield or at the flanks. But their role can affect their work. For example, with a winger, he would occasionally come back to defend but a midfielder would often come back to help the full back.

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