Five bargain buys to consider for Manchester City on FM16

Manchester City’s millions can go a long way, in both the real world and FM, but everyone wants to get value for their money, don’t they?

City’s squad is already piled high with talent, but you will want to have an eye on replacing the old guard once you start your save on FM16.

Martin Demichelis and Yaya Toure will probably only last one more season at the top, whilst both full-back positions are very short of quality in the long-term.
Pellegrini’s tenure might nearly be over, but you should be able to prove how dominant this City side could be on your save.

Crucially, the attack is ready to conquer the world, but cover may be required, and the defensive midfield role probably needs some reinvestment if you are going to be relying on Fernando.

This save, because of the high expectations, is more challenging than you may have thought.

Fortunately, these FIVE signings will help you..

Eric Dier

eric dier

Versatility is the key with Dier and he can cover perfectly in two of City’s most needy positions, defensive midfield and right-back.

His crossing rating begins at 15 and, as he develops, Dier becomes one of the most complete defensive minded players on the game.

Dier’s strength rating becomes a fearsome attribute of the ex-Sporting Lisbon man and he would be a very good option as defensive midfield cover.

Unfortunately, the cost is going to be high, but you will more than get your money’s worth.

Jairo Riedewald

Jairo Riedewald

Often seen going to Manchester United on various saves, you will face stiff competition for Riedewald.

The centre-back could be your long-term Kompany replacement and would provide more than adequate competition for Otamendi and Mangala.

Whilst Demichelis is probably going to be one of the first players out the door, Riedewald is an ideal replacement for the Argentine.

Ruben Duarte

Ruben Duarte

Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov have caused City problems for season after season and Ruben Duarte could finally be the answer to the troublesome left-back berth.

Duarte has a more defensive side to his game than either of the current incumbents, so, whilst he may not contribute as much offensively, the starlet is going to provide much more defensive stability.

Andres Cubas

Andres Cubas

A defensive midfielder must, simply, be the top of City’s wishlist.

Fernando is nowhere near up to the standards required to reach the pinnacle of world football and that City defence is always going to need cover and protection.

Cubas is only young, but patience will be key with your City squad and Cubas can eventually become an integral part of your team.

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie

This is a left-field suggestion, but, if you can tempt RvP to move, he will be a wonderful addition to your squad and more than adequate foil for Bony and Aguero.

The Dutch marksman still holds many of his best ratings and he will be a regular goal scorer with the supply of David Silva and Samir Nasri.

You may need to adapt your tactics slightly for the ex-United man, but it will surely be worth it.