FIFA 15 | Best young right midfielders (So You Want A)


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The series is back for FIFA 15! In these articles I look at the best cheap, high potential players in FIFA 15, with tonight’s post focusing on right midfielders and right wingers. I’ll go through a few recommendations, then show you the full list of top quality players afterwards. For a full run down of how I choose the players and what the different columns in the table mean, click on “What are these articles all about?” below.

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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]

Let’s check out tonight’s recommended right midfielders and right wingers.

Leon Goretzka: potential 85

FIFA 15 best cheap right midfielders

Leon Goretzka is so multi-talented that he can play almost anywhere on the pitch

What I like about Leon Goretzka is his flexibility. He’s got good pace, dribbling and crossing, so naturally fits into the role of a wide right player, but there’s so much more to him than that. He’s tall and good in the air, and his tackling is fairly good too, so you could play him as a holding midfielder or even a defender if needed. His shots from distance aren’t bad either, and his height and aerial presence mean he could equally do well up front as well. The fact that he is just as good at shooting as he is at tackling tells you everything about his flexibility.

Thanks to his 85 potential, this means he’ll develop into a very well-rounded midfielder as he approaches his potential. He’s an exceptional utility man, able to adapt to whatever you need him to do and excel at it.

An enquiry to FC Schalke 04 brings back a price of just £3.3m, and I got him for £2.4m, with his wages being £30,000. Considering he starts at 73 OVR and has potential 85, that’s an amazing bargain. But ironically enough, he’s the most ‘expensive’ player I’m recommending tonight – though it probably isn’t fair to describe him as expensive! Read on for three more amazing bargains, all for under £1m.


Federico Berardeschi: potential 81

FIFA 15 best cheap right midfielders

Federico Bernardeschi is available for free!

Next up we have what could well be a contender for bargain of the season – Federico Bernardeschi. He comes in at 70 OVR with 81 potential, and is 20 years old. HeHe’s got excellent pace and dribbling, and his four star skills moves will give him a box of tricks with which to bamboozle defenders.

But what really makes him stand out from the crowd is his price. Send off an enquiry to Fiorentina and they send back a demand of £0 – yes, nothing! You’d be a fool not to take them up on their rather generous offer, and as long as you can afford his £20,000 wages then he’s yours. I don’t know if this is a glitch or something intentional from EA, but it enables you to grab an unbelievable bargain and get a great player on your team.


Serge Gnabry: potential 82

FIFA 15 best cheap right midfielders

Serge Gnabry is a pacey winger and available at a rock bottom price

The bargains keep on coming, as next up we have Serge Gnabry. Already a very pacey player with superb balance and dribbling, it won’t be long before he develops into an unstoppable force on the right wing. Given that he starts a career at just 18 years old, he looks to have a very bright future indeed.

Starting with 70 OVR at that age is rare, and you’d expect Arsenal to ask for a fair few million for him. But no – send off an enquiry and the Gunners want just £625,000 for him. With Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain ahead of him, Arsenal must deem him an expendable asset. No complaints here – getting a player with 82 potential, great starting OVR and some exceptional stats for just over half a million sounds good to me!


Kelvin: potential 80

FIFA 15 best cheap right midfielders

Kelvin brings trickery with him and will quickly become an expert at embarrassing defenders

In my article on attacking midfielders I said I thought Vitinho was a good bargain and probably one of the cheapest five star skillers in FIFA 15. Well, I stand corrected, because Kelvin has trumped him by a mile.

With devastating five star skill moves and 84 dribbling, he’s already almost got the Dribbler speciality. He’s fast and extremely agile, and can be lethal from distance and free kicks. He’s the ideal option if you use a 4-3-3 formation, or if you just enjoy beating defenders with skills and trickery.

It seems he’s in a similar situation to Gnabry at Arsenal, as an enquiry to FC Porto brings back a price of just £1.4m (despite your scout valuing him at £2m). I was able to get him for £850,000 on £35,000 wages, which makes him around ten times cheaper than Vitinho and by far the cheapest high potential five star skiller in FIFA 15. Now that’s an opportunity that doesn’t come along very often.


See below for the full list of cheap, high potential right midfielders and right wingers in FIFA 15:

PosNameOVRPot.AgeCost (£)They want (£)Wages (£)ClubAvai?FootWeak footSkillsTraitsNotes
RMLeon Goretzka7385191,700,0003,300,00030,000FC Schalke 04Y/4Right33Flair
RWBilal Ould-Chikh668416500,0003,800,0001,750FC TwenteY/2Left34Flair
RWBertrand Traoré7284181,800,00011,000,0007,000Vitesse4Left34
RWAnwar El Ghazi7284191,900,0004,300,00015,000AjaxY/2Right34
RMFrancisco Rodriguez678319450,0003,800,0006,000FC ZürichY/1Right42Finesse shot
RMPatrick Roberts678317450,000-2,000FulhamN/2Left23Acrobat, flair, long shot taker
RMSerge Gnabry7082181,000,000625,00015,000ArsenalY/4Right33Flair
RMIvan Cavaleiro7182201,100,000*20,000RC Deportivo-Right43On loan from SL Benfica
RMŠime Vrsaljko7282221,800,000-15,000SassuoloN/5Right32
RMMassimo Bruno7282201,800,000*15,000RB Salzburg-Right33On loan from RB Leipzig
RMDerlis González7081201,100,000-15,000FC BaselN/5Right33
RWBernardo Silva7181191,200,000*20,000AS Monaco-Left34On loan from SL Benfica
RWFederico Bernardeschi7081201,300,000020,000FiorentinaY/3Left34Flair, long shot taker
RWFrançois-Xavier Fumu Tamuzo618019170,000-3,000AJ AuxerreN/7Right23Speedster, acrobat
RWRobert Murić658018375,000-2,000AjaxN/4Left33
RWJulian Green678019525,000*10,000Hamburger SV-Right43On loan from FC Bayern
RMRicardo Horta7180191,100,000-15,000Málaga CFN/5Right33Finesse shot
RWRyo Miyaichi7080211,300,000*30,000FC Twente-Right44On loan from Arsenal
RWKelvin7380212,000,0001,400,00035,000FC PortoY/2Left35Acrobat, flair
RWYeni Ngbakoto7380222,000,0006,000,00025,000FC MetzY/3Right33
RMIsaac Cuenca7380232,000,000-30,000RC DeportivoN/5Right54Injury prone, flair
Thanks for reading! If you have any player recommendations of your own and have some ideas for the website, make sure you let me know in the comments below.

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Comments 9

  1. Wow those prices are extraordinary! I’m gonna start a Exeter City career mode soon. Bearing that in mind, do you think Federico Berardeschi, Serge Gnabry or Kelvin would join them provided that I had the funds? Or would they say that they don’t want to go to a league 2 team?

      1. Those 3 would almost certainly need a pay rise.
        They are all basically on Squad Rotation at those clubs, so even offering them crucial wont be enough (tried in 2nd season of my Plymouth Argyle career).

        Goretska, starting at Shalke, would prob make it easier for you.
        Same as Rodriguez from Zurich.
        These 2 are both box-box RM’s, in that, they got well developed defensive and offensive stats.
        Which really, is awesome for a lower team specially coming up against stronger squads in the league cup, can really help when trying to just knick a goal and then parking the bus.

        As for RW instead of RM Traore, EL Ghazi and Ould Chikh all come from smaller clubs with less reputation.

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      Values seem to change with the squad updates sometimes, even if they players themselves don’t change. So it could be that when I made that article/video Goretzka was particularly cheap, then you started a career with slightly later squads and his price had changed :/ are you trying it in the first window of the first season?

  2. Hey do you know why so many people are missing from career mode? I can’t understand what I’m doing wrong I always double check the spelling I even search the team instead of the name if I’m unsuccessful and their no where to be found so far it’s happened with 5 players only one coming to mind in my frustration is bakkali is this just my copy of the game or is it happening to everyone? Career mode has gotten worse and worse over the years but missing players is beyond ridiculous

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      Have you tried navigating to their team rather than searching for their name? I’ve had similar situations where I’ve searched for a player and got no results, then browsed to their team and they’re there. It’s really annoying but at least it meant for me that the players were still in the game (I spelled their names correctly as well, which was the weird thing), so maybe try doing that.

      1. As I mentioned in my first post I did try searching by team and they were no where to be found. So bakkali and wynne are in your copy of the game on career mode? There are many more missing from my copy but those are 2 of the big ones. If they are in your copy please let me know and I’ll return my copy for a new one I still have a few days left on my warranty.

        Cheers

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