FIFA 17 best cheap left midfielders

FIFA 17 | Best cheap high potential left midfielders

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In these articles I look at the best cheap, high potential players in FIFA 17, with tonight’s post focusing on left midfielders. 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.

What are these articles all about?

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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 75, 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.

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 17 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.

So without further ado, let’s see the cheap young left midfielders that I recommend.

Matheus Pereira: potential 86

FIFA 17 best cheap left midfielders

Matheus Pereira combines high potential with great stats

If you’re looking for someone who can grow into one of the best wingers in the game, Matheus Pereira is the player for you. He’s extremely pacey, has 88 balance and 4 star skills, making him a dribbling machine. He’s also pretty deadly in the box thanks to his 72 finishing, 77 shot power and 78 positioning, so he’ll score plenty of goals too.

He won’t stay at 74 OVR for long, his 86 potential ensuring he’ll grow rapidly. So of course that means you should snap him up sooner rather than later before his price rises!

Speaking of which, Sporting CP want £7m for him, so you can buy him for around £5.8m. His wages are £8,900.


Kekuta Manneh: potential 81

FIFA 17 best cheap left midfielders

Kekuta Manneh is one of the fastest wingers in FIFA 17

I tweeted Kekuta Manneh as a recommended player recently, and with good reason. He’s one of the fastest players in FIFA 17, with 96 acceleration and 92 sprint speed, so will absolutely tear defences apart.

He’s great on the ball too, with 75 dribbling and 4 star skill moves, making him a very useful player if you like using tricks. And with 81 potential he’ll grow very nicely over the next few years.

Whitecaps FC want you to pay £3.3m for him, but you only have to pay around £2.6m, making him very cheap. His wages are £4,300.


Víctor Álvarez: potential 80

FIFA 17 best cheap left midfielders

Víctor Álvarez is incredibly versatile and can be bought for free

When it comes to versatility, there’s no better option than Víctor Álvarez. He’s got the best crossing stat of any player in the table below, and also one of the best short passing stats, so he’s a fantastic assist-provider. He’s also got 80 stamina, so can go up and down the wing all game long.

Unlike many wide midfielders, his defending stats are also pretty good. In fact, his wide range of skills means he can also play at full back, defensive midfield and central midfield just as well as he can on the wing. He’s a hugely flexible player who will bring a ton of value to your team.

And the icing on the cake is the fact that you can buy him for free, as his contract is expiring. Just wait until the January transfer window and select ‘approach to sign on contract expiry’. He’ll then join your team at the start of the next season. His wages are £19,500.


Now here are the other cheap, high potential left midfielders in FIFA 17:

PosNameOVRPot.AgeCost (£)Enquiry (£)Wages (£)ClubAvai?FootWeak footSkillsTraitsNotes
LMAllan Saint-Maximin7388195,000,000*11,000SC Bastia-Right44FlairOn loan from AS Monaco
LMMatheus Pereira7486205,000,0007,000,0008,900Sporting CPY/4Left34Flair
LMAlex Iwobi7486205,000,0007,000,00054,000ArsenalY/3Right33Flair
LMHenry Onyekuru7285193,100,0005,500,0004,600KAS EupenY/4Right42
LMKenedy7385204,300,0007,000,00061,000ChelseaY/4Left33Injury prone, finesse shot
LMDemarai Gray7284203,200,0005,500,00027,000Leicester CityY/4Right23Acrobat, flair, long shot taker
LWOkwonko Orji648318725,000-7,200BolognaN/1Right33
LMBraian Mansilla6683191,100,0002,000,0002,600Racing ClubY/7Left22
LWIsmaïla Sarr6783181,200,000-6,400FC MetzN/5Right23Speedster
LMRyan Kent6883191,500,000*3,600Barnsley-Right44Flair, long shot takerOn loan from Liverpool
LMJavi Ontiveros7083181,900,0002,600,0007,700Málaga CFY/2Right33Flair
LMMateo García7183192,200,000-6,800UD Las PalmasN/4Left34
LMBartosz Kapustka7183192,200,000-19,500Leicester CityN/5Right23
LMMarlos Moreno7183192,200,000*7,700RC Deportivo-Right34FlairOn loan from Manchester City
LWRoger Assalé7183222,500,0004,100,00013,000BSC Young BoysY/3Left33
LMAlex Berenguer7383203,900,0006,500,00015,500CA OsasunaY/4Left23
LMRaphinha7583194,500,000-5,400V. GuimarãesN/4Left34Flair
LWMaxwel Cornet7583194,600,0006,500,00019,500OL-LyonY/5Left43
LMJosé Naranjo7583215,000,0009,000,00011,000KRC GenkY/4Right43Long shot taker
LWRafik Zekhnini6782181,200,0002,100,0002,100OddsY/2Right44Speedster, flair
LMCristo6882181,400,0001,200,0002,600CD TenerifeY/1Right34Flair
LWSteven Bergwijn7082181,800,0003,100,0007,600PSVY/4Right24Flair
LWRamadan Sobhi7182192,200,000-22,500Stoke CityN/5Right44Finesse shot, flair, outside foot shot
LMAlexandr Golovin7282202,900,0003,800,00024,500CSKA MoscowY/5Right42
LMRolando Aarons7282202,900,0004,100,00019,500Newcastle UtdY/5Left33Injury prone, flair
LMAlfonso Pedraza7382203,700,000*19,000Leeds United-Left23On loan from Villarreal CF
LWViktor Fischer7582225,000,000-27,500MiddlesbroughN/3Right43Injury prone, finesse shot
LWRicardo Kishna7582215,000,000*28,000LOSC Lille-Left35Injury prone, flairOn loan from Lazio
LWDaniel James608118350,000600,0004,500Swansea CityY/4Left33
LMSheyi Ojo648119750,0001,200,00011,000LiverpoolY/3Left43
LMRifat Zhemaletdinov648119750,000-5,500Rubin KazanN/4Right33
LMAndré Green658117850,0001,600,0005,700Aston VillaY/3Right33
LMJosip Brekalo6681181,000,000*3,200Stuttgart-Right33On loan from VfL Wolfsburg
LMKekuta Manneh7081211,900,0003,300,0004,300Whitecaps FCY/6Right34Speedster, long shot taker
LMTakuma Asano7181212,200,000*1,1000Stuttgart-Right43SpeedsterOn loan from Arsenal
LMJack Grealish7281202,700,0003,800,00019,500Aston VillaY/4Right34Flair
LMLucas Janson7381213,600,0006,500,0009,500TigreY/6Right34Flair
LMMijat Gaćinović7381213,600,0006,500,00016,000FrankfurtY/3Right33Flair
LMAndreas Pereira7381203,600,000*13,500Granada CF-Right43Flair, long shot takerOn loan from Manchester Utd
LMLeonardo Spinazzola7381233,600,000*21,500Atalanta-Right43Long shot takerOn loan from Juventus
LMIvan Cavaleiro7481224,000,000-25,000WolvesN/5Right44Flair
LWLucas Andersen7481214,100,000-15,000Grasshopper ClubN/4Right23
LMChris Willock608018300,000425,0005,600ArsenalY/1Right23
LMYoussef Maziz608018300,000-1,488FC MetzN/4Right22
LWTerry Osei-Berkoe608018300,000-1,800Club BruggeN/3Right33
LWOleksiy Gutsulyak618018375,000450,0003,100Villarreal CFY/1Left33
LWBen Woodburn638016550,000925,0005,700LiverpoolY/5Right43Flair
LWCarlos González648019750,000875,0003,200UD Las PalmasY/1Right33
LMPhilipp Ochs658019900,0001,700,0005,500HoffenheimY/3Left33
LMEnzo Fernández6880211,300,0001,300,00043,000Real MadridY/1Right43Long shot taker
LMMikkel Duelund6980191,300,0002,100,0007,700FC MidtjyllandY/5Right33Flair
LMBen Osborn6980211,500,0002,500,00011,500Nott'm ForestY/4Left23Team player, takes finesse free kicks
LMAlejandro Romero Gamarra6980211,500,0002,600,0005,700HuracánY/5Left23Flair
LWMarvin Stefaniak6980211,500,0002,600,0006,500DresdenY/4Right43Takes finesse free kicks
LMJordon Ibe7180202,100,000-23,000BournemouthN/4Right43Flair
LMRyan Fraser7280222,600,0004,300,00025,500BournemouthY/4Right43Speedster, acrobat, flair
LWMartín Benítez7280222,700,0003,800,00012,000IndependienteY/3Right24Long shot taker
LMRubén García7380223,400,0005,000,0009,000UD LevanteY/2Left33Long shot taker
LMHernán Toledo7380203,400,000-11,500LanúsN/1Right34
LMVíctor Álvarez7480233,900,0003,800,00019,500RCD EspanyolY/1Left32
LMMoi Gómez7480223,900,000-17,000Sporting GijónN/4Right43
LMBurgui7480223,900,000*17,000Sporting Gijón-Right33On loan from Real Madrid

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