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6 hours ago, Geordieboy52 said:

Sorry to be a ***** but do you mean Pacific like Tahiti and Hawaii or specific?

i mean like any places i should look specifically

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3 hours ago, Mark Loves Erica said:

i mean like any places i should look specifically

Oh, you mean "specific"

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This is a great thread, thanks everyone for sharing. Annoyingly I loaded my current game to small database size and only selected English leagues. As such, majority of these players aren't in my game - won't make that mistake again :/ 

I don't want to start again as I've put a lot of time/effort into my current save, but does anyone know if it's possible to add players from certain leagues/nations to an already operational game so I can increase the databases and try and get some better players or regens pop up from further afield? As my current reach is really, annoyingly low!!

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Got some interesting ones,

Erling haland - stc, absolute beast, a definite must have

Mattias svanberg - mc huge potential and score only stunners.

Frederik Norrestrand from Brondfy in danish superliga , wbr - huge potential with blistering speed.

Enzo loiodice from france - good potential but need grooming time.

Emmanuel Gyabuaa - huge potential

 

 

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14 hours ago, matt_afc said:

This is a great thread, thanks everyone for sharing. Annoyingly I loaded my current game to small database size and only selected English leagues. As such, majority of these players aren't in my game - won't make that mistake again :/ 

I don't want to start again as I've put a lot of time/effort into my current save, but does anyone know if it's possible to add players from certain leagues/nations to an already operational game so I can increase the databases and try and get some better players or regens pop up from further afield? As my current reach is really, annoyingly low!!

Yes you can add nations/league under the 'Options' tab in game. Then you'll just choose 'Add/remove leagues' and pick what you want. However, I think that the new leagues will be loaded when your next transfer window begins, not before. :) 

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Not sure if mentioned but yuri Alberto is an absolute gem, especially for series a team because of the work permit

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Attached is the shortlist I have been compiling over the past few weeks. 

It contains most of the players listed here - some of the Asian and African players aren't in my game. 

it also contains some players I have scouted and found in my game.

@wkdsoul

hidden gems.fmf

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Am 7.11.2018 um 09:49 schrieb Trucce:

All I can say is Antonio Marin. He's been a good backup for me whenever he's got playtime. He's really cheap in the beginning of the game and I'm sure you can get him to almost any club. His stats kinda sucks in the start but he develops really fast, this is a picture from the start of season 3.

I can't post a screenshot at the moment but I picked up his teammate Lovro Majer ( 20-year old, AMC) as well and he's playing great so far.

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Em 02/11/2018 em 08:39, bangkonggedek disse:

Assane Gnoukouri starts off the game as a free agent. Decent midfielder:

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The star of the squad on the first year of my Parma save, real solid, works very well both in DMC and MC strata. DLP, BBM and MEZ. A bomb!

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Em 02/11/2018 em 09:50, karanhsingh disse:

My scouts at QPR found Bisseck too and he is available for around 1.5 million. I am looking for a strong and pacy defender anyway. Are you playing with Koln? How is he doing?

Came here to post this guy, my best defender at Parma after 6 months. (got him in January)

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On 19/10/2018 at 22:29, GriffiN94 said:

Probably not a 'hidden gem' but this guy looks great for a 17 year old. Would make a great B2B midfielder if you work on his positioning. 

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Not really. Broughton looks almost the same 6 years later

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Here is a few i found in my Plymouth  & Villa Saves..... 

BATISTA MENDY- I got for not much more than his value but develops well.

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JORDAN MARSHALL- 22 but a great League 1, Champ LB, Contract is running out so can be bought for cheap.

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FREDRIK MICHALSEN- Bought him for 20k, good solid player, bad first touch but good lower league CM.

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ERIK SANDBERG- Solid for a 18 Year old, dirt cheap cost between 20-100k

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MAX BAUER- Costs about 250k but as you can see has good attributes for his age.

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HERMAN GEELMUYDEN- Another Norwegian 16yold wonderkid striker, dirt dirt cheap and develops nicely.

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CHRISTIAN TUE- Can get on loan or for 100-200k permanent.

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Ivonei from Santos,

My scouts have recommended him to my Benfica side. Looks quite promising, probable WP issues for UK though.

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On 23/01/2019 at 19:01, El Pibe said:

The star of the squad on the first year of my Parma save, real solid, works very well both in DMC and MC strata. DLP, BBM and MEZ. A bomb!

 

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On 12/02/2019 at 17:05, billysafc said:

Ivonei from Santos,

My scouts have recommended him to my Benfica side. Looks quite promising, probable WP issues for UK though.

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Picked him up from Santos for 475k.

 

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Additionally, two gems from FC Utrecht. They're my captain and vice captain in 2023 :D.

 

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Not a so hidden one but Fernando Torres is available for 500k-1M€ and 30k/w. He's still doing great for my Real Betis side

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Two I am enjoying at the minute in a Rangers save are:

Rafa Soares from Guimares - cost me about £3.5 but that was quite late in the save developmentally. He replaced Borna 'the beast' Barisic and is settling in slowly but effectively.

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and Ivan Martinez - signed for £400k in early 2019 from Osasuna (Pamplona) to replace Fotheringham

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A gem so hidden I had him on the books for two years before I noticed...

Amu Afeez, Nigerian CM I picked up from Start January 1st season for £68k rising to £198k + 10% profit. 

I highlight his training screen as I hadn't noticed but he'd make a great BPD.

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I'm Ajax so I have tons of options for this position, but any other Eredivisie level club would love him. 

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This guy won't always appear in your database, and you might have a bit of an issue when it comes to work permit, non-EU quota, etc. but otherwise, he's a well-rounded forward who'll at the very least be a capable squad player to fill in any role up front for your team. Plus, he still got some room to grow into a much better player.

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On 19/10/2018 at 21:09, Hagginho said:

Dejan Joveljic

 

 

My scouts found him as well and he's my big star. I'm now in my second season with Sporting Gijon and he's top scorer of La Liga. 

 

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I signed Ivan Martinez from Osasuna's C team (Iruna) for £400k in my first season as Rangers manager.  Here he is now after playing 350+ games for me, winning a cap for Spain (we all know how hard that is in-game) and being incredibly reliable.  I'd say he's worth the fee and has never been mentioned on this forum ever I don't think.

 

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Also, I don't have a screenshot of him in his prime (he's 32 and declining for me now) but Rafa Soares is a beast again this year. 

 

 

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anyone made a shortlist of all these would love to flick through a whole list or have it to hand 

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On 24/02/2019 at 12:04, Geordieboy52 said:

I signed Ivan Martinez from Osasuna's C team (Iruna) for £400k in my first season as Rangers manager.  Here he is now after playing 350+ games for me, winning a cap for Spain (we all know how hard that is in-game) and being incredibly reliable.  I'd say he's worth the fee and has never been mentioned on this forum ever I don't think.

 

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Also, I don't have a screenshot of him in his prime (he's 32 and declining for me now) but Rafa Soares is a beast again this year. 

 

 

I think everyone who plays as Athletic Bilbao signs him!

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And a few hot prospects:

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Guiagon especially looks a find; stats are not random and he's still playing in his native Ivory Coast. Hlozek looks unreal for a 15 year-old too (IRL he's starting games for Sparta at 16).

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Parfait Guiagon is available on a free (compensation) at the beginning of the game. My scouts recommended him at Bordeaux.

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Aaron Lewis is a good loan bet for Conference sides I've found. Currently at Swansea. Equally at home on the left or right side of your defence, last season I was playing him mainly on the left and he averaged over 7 in 31 games so pretty consistent as well. Signed him on loan again to see how well he does in the next league up.

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On 27/02/2019 at 07:43, dothestrand said:

I think everyone who plays as Athletic Bilbao signs him!

Ah ok, I rarely venture to Spain so he was totally unheard of to me...

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Apologies if he has been mentioned previously, however it seems that he has been given (a well deserved) upgrade in the recent patch.

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Available for around £170k from Ayr United in the Scottish Championship - Lawrence Shankland.

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Posted (edited)

Max Aarons from Norwich, he is a right back, can play left back if needed, got him for my Celtic save for 8 million, cracking little player and one I would advise to buy if you need a right back and have the money.

 

 

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I'll post a screenshot later, but Jason Kerr at St Johnstone has had an upgrade, and looks very much like slightly poorer Scott McKenna now, but should cost a fraction of the price.

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Matias Vargas is the best bargain I've seen in FM for years. I got him for 2,5 milion € and after my first season with Valencia his stats and value looks like this (I had to offer him new contract because his value was much bigger than agreed release clause). I can only add that his was chosen La Liga Player of the Year (his Av Rat was better than Messi's!). PS. I started game after winter update.

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1 hour ago, mark_oni said:

Matias Vargas is the best bargain I've seen in FM for years. I got him for 2,5 milion € and after my first season with Valencia his stats and value looks like this (I had to offer him new contract because his value was much bigger than agreed release clause). I can only add that his was chosen La Liga Player of the Year (his Av Rat was better than Messi's!). PS. I started game after winter update.

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what skin do you use mate?

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Pretty good stats for 975k €.

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This kid got a huge upgrade in the new patch.
Can't buy him at start, though because he just moved to Genoa last summer.
Should be easy to get him in January or at the start of second season for 10-13mil€.

Great CB in the making, even for top tier clubs.

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This one also got an upgrade, idk how much would AI ask for him and he's on loan in the first season, but looks like a class BPD.

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*Screenshots are from October 2019. Not from the start of the game.

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If you want a Libero who is actually natural at CD already, this is your guy! Just found after I'd splashed out for an AMC with good physicals, now wishing I hadn't. This was on original DB, doubt he's changed much on the update as I haven't really heard anything about him.

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19 hours ago, GunmaN1905 said:

This kid got a huge upgrade in the new patch.
Can't buy him at start, though because he just moved to Genoa last summer.
Should be easy to get him in January or at the start of second season for 10-13mil€.

Great CB in the making, even for top tier clubs.

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This one also got an upgrade, idk how much would AI ask for him and he's on loan in the first season, but looks like a class BPD.

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*Screenshots are from October 2019. Not from the start of the game.

The Belgian kid is available for free at the end of the first season...

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Has anyone seen this kid Evander from FC Midtjylland?  Wow!  He's costing me £10m, I know that's a fair chunk of money but nothing like value for money eh.

 

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On 04/03/2019 at 17:49, RandomGuy. said:

I'll post a screenshot later, but Jason Kerr at St Johnstone has had an upgrade, and looks very much like slightly poorer Scott McKenna now, but should cost a fraction of the price.

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Will never be an elite CB, but for under £1m, potentially even less than £500k, he should do a job for a lot of teams.

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Has anyone found any top quality Liberos they wouldn't mind showing me a screenshot of?

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3 hours ago, Eug04 said:

Has anyone found any top quality Liberos they wouldn't mind showing me a screenshot of?

Marin Pongracic from Red Bull Salzburg

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7 minutes ago, IamSalisbury said:

Marin Pongracic from Red Bull Salzburg

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Passing 18? He looks quality. Do you have any screenshots of him having developed and have you ever used him?

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9 minutes ago, Eug04 said:

Passing 18? He looks quality. Do you have any screenshots of him having developed and have you ever used him?

Beginning of 4th season, pre-update. Just bought him (for 13m) - so he's AI developed. Have played him ca. 20 games this season as BPD(D), really solid.

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17 hours ago, Eug04 said:

Passing 18? He looks quality. Do you have any screenshots of him having developed and have you ever used him?

I've been managing in Russia and couldn't afford him, although I have tracked him over 3 seasons and he developed nicely under AI control. 

I've just started a new save in Italy, he's on my radar but I need to strengthen other areas first. 
 

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@Sysiphus It depends what you want as a Libero to what you count a good one as. I'd argue Pongragic has too low Dribbling for a top team (I'd want 15 at least, and retrain a playmaker like how Ajax did with Frenkie de Jong. In my Freiburg save Dani Olmo was getting good performances in the role). But if you want a natural CD who can actually defend, check out Nicolas Cozza from Montpellier. His only real weakness is 10 Jumping Reach, but given you're playing with 3 CDs you can cover for that. 

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