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If you’re a team on a tight budget in FIFA 16 career mode, getting talent doesn’t have to be costly – just get one of these super cheap high potential players. If you liked my series on the best cheap high potential players in FIFA 16 but felt they were too expensive, these are the articles for you – every player will cost you £1m or less!
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These articles aim to highlight young, high potential players that are priced at £1m or less. If a player is not available to buy straight away, their maximum price (in the ‘Cost’ column; see below) is £500,000. Most articles will showcase players with a minimum potential of 76 (although in some cases having a minimum potential of 77 brought back more than enough players).
This year I made a couple of exceptions to the price rules. I have included players whose clubs want £1.1m for them (as opposed to a maximum price of £1m) because you can negotiate this down to under £1m, and in some cases excluding these players meant to articles were lacking players you could actually buy straight away! For the same reason I have bumped the £500,000 rule up to just under £600,000 (e.g. £525,000, £575,000, etc).
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.
The figure in the player cost column refers to the price you are given if you scout the player. There’s also another column – ‘Enquiry’. 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 ‘Enquiry’ 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 ‘Enquiry’ 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 16 EA update xanax bars 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.
Here’s who I picked out as the best cheap, bargain left backs under £1m.
Rico Henry: potential 80
If you love your full backs to harry the flanks all game long, Rico Henry should be the first player you consider. His 93 acceleration, 90 sprint speed and 81 stamina will cause problems for the opposition from the first minute to the last, and even the quickest players will struggle to keep up with him. His technical stats are a little raw, but his 80 potential will ensure that he will develop quickly into a fantastic player. Get him now while his price is still low.
And speaking of price, Walsall want £975,000 for his services, but you can get that down to around £700,000. His wages are just £1,000.
Pierre-Yves Polomat: potential 77
If you want a player who is a little more technical developed than Henry – especially in defensive areas – then Pierre-Yves Polomat is your man. With 69 OVR, it’s very lucky that he’s available for less than £1,000,000, and with 77 potential he’ll be great for years to come. His defensive stats are the best of any player in the table below, and he’s also fairly strong, which will help him deal with opposition wingers. Add in excellent pace and very good interceptions and you’ve got a nicely well-rounded player for the money.
AS Saint-Étienne want you to pay £1,000,000 for him, but that can be reduced to around £800,000. His wages are £6,000.
Abner: potential 76
Granted, Henry and Polomat may be a little too expensive for your team. But having a more restrictive budget doesn’t mean you can’t get quality, because Abner is hugely affordable for what he offers. I picked him out in my recent ‘good teams for carer mode’ guide to Real Oviedo, and it’s easy to see why: with excellent pace and stamina, plus well-balanced defensive and attacking stats, he’s going to grow into a great player at both ends of the pitch.
Even better, he’s super cheap, as Real Madrid only want £500,000, which can be negotiated down to around £350,000. His wages are £5,000.
Now here are the other cheap, high potential left backs under £1m in FIFA 16:
|Pos||Name||OVR||Pot.||Age||Cost (£)||Enquiry (£)||Wages (£)||Club||Avai?||Foot||Weak foot||Skills||Traits||Notes|
|LB||Rico Henry||64||80||17||525,000||975,000||1,000||Walsall||Y/3||Left||2||2||Speedster, acrobat, flair|
|LB||Ben Chilwell||64||80||18||525,000||-||2,250||Leicester City||N/1||Left||3||2|
|LB||Cameron Borthwick-Jackson||67||79||18||675,000||950,000||5,000||Manchester Utd||Y/2||Left||3||2||Early crosser|
|LB||Faitout Maouassa||60||78||16||230,000||-||1,250||AS Nancy||N/4||Left||3||2|
|LB||Sergio Akieme||58||77||17||160,000||300,000||2,000||Rayo Vallecano||Y/6||Left||3||2|
|LB||Ulisses Garcia||63||77||19||450,000||-||2,000||Werder Bremen||N/4||Left||3||3|
|LB||Pierre-Yves Polomat||69||77||21||925,000||1,000,000||6,000||AS Saint-Étienne||Y/4||Left||3||2|
|LB||Joe Riley||61||76||18||275,000||450,000||2,250||Manchester Utd||Y/3||Right||3||3|
|LB||Toni Lato||62||76||17||350,000||-||2,000||Valencia CF||N/2||Left||3||3|
|LB||Maximilian Wittek||66||76||19||550,000||950,000||3,000||1860 München||Y/2||Left||2||2|
|LB||Urtzi Iriondo||66||76||20||625,000||1,100,000||1,250||Bilbao Athletic||Y/3||Left||3||2||Early crosser|
|LB||Birger Solberg Meling||66||76||21||625,000||1,100,000||4,000||Stabæk Fotball||Y/6||Left||3||2|
Thanks for reading! If you have any player recommendations of your own or have some ideas for the website, make sure you let me know in the comments below.