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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 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 right midfielders and right wingers under £1m.
Denizhan Deniz: potential 82
He’s just 16 but Denizhan Deniz is already a very good winger for any lower league team, and with 82 potential he’ll develop into a beast for any team. He’s absolutely rapid thanks to his 85 acceleration and 84 sprint speed, and his 79 balance will help him weave in and out of defenders with ease.
He’s got very good dribbling for his OVR too, and also has a four star weak foot, so shouldn’t have any trouble using either foot. Getting a player with this much potential for under £1m is a real steal.
So what is his price? Well, Trabzonspor want you to pay £875,000 for him, but you shouldn’t have to pay more than £600,000. His wages are just £1,500.
Zymer Bytyqi: potential 78
Zymer Bytyqi certainly has an unusual name, and there’s something else out of the ordinary about him: he’s got four star skill moves. Getting that on a player who costs less than £1m is extremely rare, and it just goes to show that doing a lower league career mode doesn’t exclude you from buying skilful players.
He’s got great pace, dribbling and ball control too, so get him one-on-one with a defender and he can beat them with tricks or simply blaze past them. His 78 potential means you can get a tricky, high potential player for a great price.
Viking FK quote a price of £975,000 for him, but you can get him for around £700,000. His wages are £2,000.
Gboly Ariyibi: potential 77
If you’re looking for a cheap out-and-out winger, Gboly Ariyibi is one of the best options there is. He’s lightning fast with 91 acceleration and 92 sprint speed and also has 85 balance – fantastic for a 6’0″ player like himself.
His 75 dribbling is one of the best dribbling stats of any player in this guide, and he also has a five star weak foot, meaning he can play on either wing and be equally at home. He’s a flexible, pacey danger man and will give defenders nightmares.
Chesterfield want £1m for him, but that can be negotiated down to around £800,000. His wages are just £1,000.
Now here are the other cheap, high potential right midfielders and right wingers under £1m in FIFA 16:
|Pos||Name||OVR||Pot.||Age||Cost (£)||Enquiry (£)||Wages (£)||Club||Avai?||Foot||Weak foot||Skills||Traits||Notes|
|RM||Felix Passlack||62||83||17||425,000||-||2,000||Bor. Dortmund||N/3||Right||3||3|
|RM||Ainsley Maitland-Niles||64||80||17||575,000||*||2,000||Ipswich||-||Right||4||3||On loan from Arsenal|
|RM||Marcus Coco||64||79||19||625,000||925,000||3,000||EA Guingamp||Y/1||Right||3||3|
|RW||Mauricio Tévez||67||79||18||800,000||925,000||2,000||Newell's||Y/6||Right||3||3||Long shot taker|
|RM||Gaëtan Perrin||62||78||19||400,000||700,000||3,000||Olym. Lyonnais||Y/3||Right||3||3|
|RM||Franco Cristaldo||63||78||18||450,000||*||1,250||Elche CF||-||Right||3||2||On loan from Boca Juniors|
|RM||Zymer Bytyqi||64||78||18||600,000||975,000||2,000||Viking FK||Y/2||Right||3||4||Flair|
|RM||Kamil Jóźwiak||56||77||17||150,000||275,000||1,000||Lech Poznań||Y/4||Right||2||3|
|RM||Maxime Lopez||59||77||17||210,000||250,000||1,750||Olym. Marseille||Y/2||Right||3||3|
|RW||Fabián Hormazábal||64||77||19||550,000||600,000||1,000||CD O'Higgins||Y/6||Right||3||4|
|RM||Gboly Ariyibi||65||77||20||675,000||1,000,000||1,000||Chesterfield||Y/2||Right||5||3||Speedster, acrobat, flair|
|RM||Exequiel Palacios||56||76||16||140,000||-||1,000||River Plate||N/3||Right||2||3|
|RM||Felipe Pires||64||76||20||550,000||*||1,500||FSV Frankfurt||-||Right||3||3|
|RM||Anatoliy Katrich||66||76||20||725,000||1,000,000||3,000||Dinamo Moscow||Y/6||Right||2||3|
|RW||Kingsley Boateng||67||76||21||825,000||1,000,000||6,000||Bari||Y/2||Right||3||3||Finesse shot|
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.