FIFA 14 Transfer Tips: Five Young Guns Recommended Highly by EA - PART II [VIDEO]
On the last edition of this post, we talked about potential young FIFA 14 targets that were highly recommended by EA for your shortlist for future deals. This new post continues that trend with five more players across Europe and South America that are fit to join your crusade to the top.
EA has helped evolve the transfer system for the new game with the end product being something that’s entirely different from what we are used to. The ordeal of hunting players to sign can be a tough job for players, especially the ones who are just joining in (read: noobs). Since that can be a problem, EA has simply listed players who they think can be a good addition to a team, provided the gamer is looking for young blood who can come up the ranks and get a starting place in the first team, rather than acquiring an already established star with huge wage demands and a hefty price tag.
Below is the list of five guys you ought to check out before the next transfer window creeps in sooner than you realize. As always, the players in the list have been categorized according to their name, club, and position.
Victor Andrade, Santos, CF: Before mentioning anything about this guy, let me just notify you that as far as the Brazilian league is concerned, this guy is already being considered as one of the brightest prospects, and we wouldn’t be surprised if big European names such as Manchester United or Barcelona decide to make a bid or two for him to lure him away.
Andrade, 17, who made his professional debut for Santos, after replacing Alan Kardec in a game against Fluminense when he was just 16, has a starting overall of 67 that can reach up to a potential overall of 85 if offered regular chances in the first team.
It is interesting to note that if you are just starting your Career with FIFA 14 and decide to go for Andrade, you'll find that he only has a year left on his contract, making him a perfect buy since the club will want to off-load him fast enough rather than letting him go for free, provided the players rejects a contract extension with club.
While you will need to pay a meager £1.5 million ($2.4 million) give or take, you will get stuff like Acceleration, Sprint Speed, Agility, Balance, and Dribbling in exchange. Check out the youngster below.
Mattia De Sciglio, Milan, RB: There’s a huge reason why De Sciglio, who just turned 21, was assigned the squad number 2 shirt that has been worn in the past by legends like Mauro Tassotti and Cafu for the 2012–13 season.
This player could be the final piece in the puzzle. With a starting overall of 77 that can reach to a potential 85, De Sciglio is surely in the category of versatile defenders who can be directed to play even on the left side courtesy his five-star weak foot.
While we are not sure how much you will end up paying for him, but as far as my experience is concerned, I somehow got hold of the guy before I even came across any such list for a sum of around £12 million (my bad negotiation and bargaining skills are to be blamed). However, I’m sure you have a better hold on negotiations than me and will surely get him for a million or two less.
As far as my Career is concerned, I’m currently managing Arsenal and have deployed Di Sciglio in place of the recently departed Kieran Gibbs and its paying off. Check him out below.
Lorenzo Insigne, Napoli, CF/LW: Although Insigne, 22, has been serving on loan for lower division Italian teams like Cavase, Foggia, and Pescara, the player’s versatility alone make him worth both your time and money.
With a starting overall of 76 that can reach up to 85, the player is noted for his Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Sprint Speed, Ball Control, and Dribbling. However, if you are thinking that since this guy is serving loans in lower division clubs, getting a deal will be as easy as pie, you have got it all messed up.
Insigne will not come for cheap. Napoli will end up wanting a hefty a £11 million for the player and unless you are a cheapskate (like me, sometimes), it is highly advised that you keep him in your ranks. See what he is capable of doing below.
Adam Maher, PSV, CAM: Maher, 20, who completed a move to PSV from AZ back in July this year, is already the youngest player playing for a Dutch football club ever to score a goal in the Europa League and UEFA Cup.
With a starting overall of 78 that can reach up to 86, Maher’s biggest asset on the field is his ability to position himself at the right place at the right time. However, be ready to add him to your shortlist since PSV will be in no mind to sell him off straightaway. But if you do end up with a deal for him, the player is likely to cost you over £5-6 million. Check him out below.
Bernard Malanda-Adje ‘Junior,’ VfL Wolfsburg, CDM: Your search ends here, provided you are searching for a midfield powerhouse who can organize the play and also act as a brick wall in front of your back four.
Malanda, 19 (18 at the start of the game) showcases a starting overall of 71 that can reach a potential overall of 85, and will be easy to negotiate with once he returns from a loan spell at Belgian club Zulte-Waregem. The player will be a dominating figure in front of your defense if you wish to sign him. Check him out below.
Since the game has so many faces to offer with a wide array of capabilities and advantages, next week we will produce yet another list containing another five players matching the same criteria (yes, we're not keeping our promise to keep the list a two-parter), so make sure you check back then.