David Wagner is loved at Huddersfield Town, but take his place on FIFA 19 and you’ll be subject to a generous board requirements. The Terriers job comes with a great budget, plenty of depth and great youth talent to nurture.
The highest demand placed on your shoulders is that within two seasons, you increase the club’s worth by 25%, which does mean doing well in the domestic competitions even if they claim to be happy with reaching the FA Cup’s Round of 32 and finishing in the middle of the Premier League table.
The Terriers have one of the tighter transfer budgets out of the 20 Premier League sides, with £30.8million set aside for outright spending and £79,000 reserved for wages.
Without being harsh on the strikers already at the John Smith’s Stadium, Divock Origi would walk into the Huddersfield attack.
At a figure close to £9million, the Belgian would be an absolute bargain. But you will have to act fast, as the versatile forward does generate interest early on as Liverpool look to sell their 23-year-old.
Borussia Dortmund’s superstar Julian Weigl is a defensive gem with razor-sharp reactions, incredible interceptions and perfect passing.
All for little over £16m, and at 23, will be the defensive heartbeat of your midfield for years to come.
Huddersfield have a few options to put between the sticks, but only Jonas Lossl can stake a claim at a starting spot.
Sign PSV Eindhoven’s Jeroen Zoet, however, and that will no longer be the case as the 27-year-old can be snapped up for just over £17million, despite a £19m release clause, and has room to grow before he reaches his peak.
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The Terriers are gifted with a wealth of sound options at right-back with Eric Durm leading the charge ahead of Florent Hadergjonaj and Tommy Smith.
With the latter two both holding similar ratings, Smith would be a worthwhile addition to your transfer list, as it would prove challenging to fit all three into your team just to meet their important squad role desires.
Selling 29-year-old Jonathan Hogg would be a wise decision, whether you sign Weigl or not, simply because the defensive midfielder has already reached his peak and Philip Billing is a younger, leaner alternative who will soon out-rank his counterpart.
Hogg is also valued at £5million, which would be a solid addition into your limited transfer funds.
Another midfielder to sell in order to thin out the packed ranks is USA international Danny Williams.
The 29-year-old doesn’t hold one of the highest transfer values in the Huddersfield squad, but is unlikely to be needed during the final year of his contract thanks to his low rating compared to 20-year-old Juninho Bacuna and 25-year-old Alex Pritchard.
All of Huddersfield’s youth options will need a lot of care and attention to reach their potential, but one to develop is 17-year-old Matty Daly. The central midfielder is a playmaker in the making and can progress 21 ratings before he hits his peak.
Bacuna will start your time in charge on the fringes of the first team, thanks to his 70 rating, but give him the minutes and he becomes a well-rounded force in front of the defence and offers an alternative to buying a proven midfielder immediately.
One of the many reasons not to buy a new left-winger is Ramadan Sobhi.
The Egyptian is a fine dribbler of the ball and takes to the field with 4-star skills and 4-star weak foot, perfect for FIFA 19 as his right-foot from the left flank is a delight.