Five bargain buys for Everton on Football Manager

Ronald Koeman is having a tough ol’ time of it at the moment, isn’t he?

The Dutchman guided his new Everton team to a healthy start to this season, but things have headed rather south since then. Managing Everton on Football Manager is, fortunately, significantly less challenging than it is in the harsher, colder Merseyside reality.

Players like Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley do not suffer from the same consistency issues on Football Manager, while you are handy the size of transfer kitty that is usually reserved for some of the game’s bigger clubs. Of course, you can thank the new Toffees’ owners for that one.

So where do you start? Well, the squad has a fair bit of work to do to get it ready to really compete near the top of the Premier League table. For all of Everton’s obvious strengths, the club are possessing a squad with rather ugly weaknesses.

Even with all that money, you will need to be rather frugal if you are to make any meaningful progress…