I'm really enjoying life in Bergamo as manager of Atalanta - in 2027-28 and successfully defended the Scudetto ahead of both Milan teams. Have been lucky with a few intakes of youth, with three current 1st teamers coming off the assembly line and, like other here, I have found a few gems along them way. I have found the key is, upgrading scouting as soon as I can attract better 9I am playing FMT, so no packages to worry about). Melengoni is the only player remaining from the original squad (other than Traore, and he has barely featured) most were sold to help the team get better with the money they brought in. Here is a sample of my youth and finds...
This lad was almost an immediate first teamer, came through after 1st season, never went out on loan and is immense
Brugni came through the season after and took a little longer to settle, I was close to getting rid but excellent spells at Genoa and Fiorentina made me think twice.
Marcato is my next big hope, although I have to coach his 'fickle' personality out of him.
I have high hopes for Diaw too, although I tend not to play with an anchor man, I may see how he develops.
Now onto the 'jewels of my crown'
Curcio cost me £3.4m from Milan and I have been tested with bids north of £150m but held firm.
This is the second of my DC pairing and I could not be more delighted - cost me £1.8 from Young Boys - wow!
Finally Frank Yao, the man everyone wants - £475k from ASEC and is possibly the best regen I have ever had.