Cheap Beasts is a new series of FIFA 16 career mode guides dedicated to finding you the best high potential cheap players in FIFA 16. You’ll see why you should buy them, how much to pay for them and how good they become in the future. Every post is written by a guest author, so if you’re interested in writing one, get in touch!
The problem with cheap young defenders in FIFA 16 is that too often they’re weak physically and will get bullied around by older players. Not so with Issa Diop, this week’s Cheap Beast.
He starts at 71 OVR at 18 years old, which is a very decent OVR to have at that age. To make things better, his potential of 83 will see him become an absolute beast in the future.
But don’t think he’s not good now – he’s everything you’d expect for a centre back much older than his 18 years. For a start, he has 86 strength, which is amazing for such a young player. He will be a match physically for almost any attacker in the game.
He’s also fantastic in the air. He stands at 6’4″, which is good by itself, but he also has a jumping stat of 85. That means he’s going to win almost any aerial dual, and stands a great chance even against players taller than himself.
And that won’t just be useful in defence. His heading accuracy stat starts at 73, so expect him to score a fair few headed goals from corners and free kicks too.
But he’s not just a physical beast – his technical stats are very impressive as well. With marking 70, stand tackle 70 and slide tackle 74, he’s going to be difficult to beat. And those stats will just get better and better as he develops.
Toulouse FC want £2.9m for him, but you can get that price down to around £2.2m. His wages are £4,000.
- In the first season, Toulouse FC will say he’s only just joined and they don’t want to sell him. Ignore that – they will accept a bid of £2.2m
- Even though he has a high defensive work rate, his medium attacking work rate means he’ll occasionally go forward. Make sure you don’t get caught out with the counter attack
Here are his stats at the start of a career mode:
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