Five bargain buys to consider for Tottenham on FM16

Trying to replicate the shrewd transfer business of Mauricio Pochettino is a bit of a challenge in itself. Fortunately, Spurs begin with a decent budget and have several players who can be sold on to generate reasonable revenue.

The squad has great depth, but both central midfield and the right wing are short of what is required for the side to really challenge for the top four. The first season gives you the challenge of Europa League football so making the most of your budget is even more crucial.

Football Manager prides itself on realism and the Spurs board will want to see a lot of investment in youth, whilst a Champions League place in your first season will see you secure a monstrous budget for the next campaign.

Spurs have been trying hard to be a bit less like Spurs for years and a few additions can help you achieve that on the latest edition of the world’s most addictive computer simulation game.

Here are FIVE signings to get on the cheap…

Sofiane Feghouli

Sofiane Feghouli

You will have to wait to sign him on a pre-contract in January for this one, but Feghouli has all the attributes to be a quality addition in the second season for Spurs.

Erik Lamela can be inconsistent and tricky to manage, but Feghouli’s electric pace nicely compliments the creativity of Eriksen whilst his work rate of 15 makes him extremely versatile.

Saul

Saul

As with Feghouli, it might be best to wait until the second season for Saul. The versatile midfielder offers a pretty complete game and can be available for under £10million if Atletico don’t mind letting go of the youngster.

A player this complete could work well alongside any of the Spurs central players, but a partnership with Dele Alli longer term would be ideal.

Saul is a good example of why buying backup players from stronger squads can be a good move financially.

Zach Clough

Zach Clough

Spurs have a great deal of young English talent already and Clough is a brilliant addition to the squad.

The Bolton youngster is at his best when operating as a false nine but could easily cover in a second striker role behind Harry Kane.

Clough begins with finishing at around 15 and dribbling to match makes him a very high quality addition to any Premier League squad, his potential could see him become a star performer for England too.

As ever, another homegrown player helps with the challenging squad quotas.

Lincoln

Lincoln

Lincoln is the latest from the Brazilian talent supply line and this versatile forward provides quality in a number of positions and is available for less than £5million.

Such a bargain is hard to overlook when the inconsistencies of Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela can provide such challenges.

Lincoln begins your save at Gremio and has one of the highest potentials on the game, so its inevitably difficult to overlook a 16-year-old with technique and flair over 16.

Alessandro Bastoni

Alessandro Bastoni

This is another youngster who will be available for under £1million and is only 16 at the beginning of your save.

Bastoni is regarded as one of the best young Italian defenders at the moment but it should be easy to prise him away from Atalanta.

Bastoni is 6’3 and has a jumping reach of 16, making him ideal for the Premier League and the barrage of crosses he may have to deal with.