FIFA 19 Career Mode Team Guide: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nuno Espirito Santo led Wolverhampton Wanderers back into the English top-flight as a dominating Championship side, but do you fancy your chances at Molineux?

Taking charge of the yellow and gold cladded men is one of the most rewarding jobs on offer in the Premier League when it comes to FIFA 19‘s Career Mode, with a generous board, ace players and room to make your mark.

The board’s expectations

The Wolves board are pretty relaxed about what they expect their manager to achieve, with domestic success – such as finishing the season in the middle of the Premier League table and reaching the FA Cup’s Round of 16 – deemed as a low priority.

The main roles of the job are to sign a midfielder or forward who demands first team football, and bring through at least one academy star capable of featuring in half your games during the following season.

The transfer kitty

FIFA 19 Wolverhamton Wanderers Team Guide - Budget

You are handed a very respectable transfer budget at Wolverhampton Wanderers, with £56.8million set aside for transfers and £108,000 reserved for wages – plenty to sign a crucial first team addition and more.

Three players to buy

Benjamin Pavard

If you follow the Espirito Santo school of thought and wish to persevere with three centre-backs, a new face is a must.

When you take control, you’ll have seven players to chose from, but only four are serious contenders to start. One suggestion to sign is VfB Stuttgart’s Benjamin Pavard, who has a £25.6million release clause but can be snapped up for close to £20m and has the potential to be one of the best centre-backs in the game.

FIFA 19 Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Guide - Marcos Llorente Real Madrid

Marcos Llorente

Wolves are definitely lacking when it comes to central midfielders, and among the ten on offer, none are out-and-out defensive midfielders.

Real Madrid’s Marcos Llorente is a superb option to mull over when it comes to enforcers, with the 23-year-old beginning life as a 79 rated workhorse.

He’ll set you back less than £13million, won’t demand an excessive wage and becomes one of the highest rated deep-lying playmakers around – a perfect addition that allows multiple formations.

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Loren

Raul Jimenez is the leading contender when it comes to the strikers, but the Mexican will not find the net often enough to warrant a starting role. Real Betis’ Loren, on the other hand, should get plenty of goals.

The 24-year-old may start with the same rating as Jimenez, but has incredible finishing attributes and ball control. Give the Spaniard a bit of time, too, and he’ll be one of the Premier League’s top goalscorers.

Three players to sell

Leo Bonatini

24-year-old Leo Bonatini is certainly one to sell and would free a forward position for someone like Loren.

The Brazilian striker has little room for growth and will never be a starting striker in the top-flight, so hope that another club sees his false potential and pays his £4.8million valuation.

FIFA 19 Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Guide - Kitolano

John Kitolano

Left-wing-back is one of the more contested positions in the Wolves ranks, and while John Kitolano will not break someone’s bank, he won’t make it in your team. Save yourself the hassle of the 18-year-old asking for game time when your focus should be on Ruben Vinagre.

FIFA 19 Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Guide - Bennett

Ryan Bennett

Another player to sell that won’t make you much money, unfortunately, is Ryan Bennett. The centre-back has little to rival Leander Dendoncker, Conor Coady or Willy Boly, but his departure will free £36k from the wage bill.

Three for the future

Morgan Gibbs-White

18-year-old Morgan Gibbs-White is one of the hottest properties in the Wolves youth ranks, with the central midfielder possessing great potential, even if he starts with a 64 rating.

Capable of playing centrally or in wide roles, Gibbs-White can motor on to an 82 rating.

FIFA 19 Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Guide - Neves

Ruben Neves

As one of Wolves’ best players, you simply cannot leave Ruben Neves out of your side. The Portuguese midfielder is an absolute gem in the central role, with monstrous passing capabilities and a lethal eye for goal.

The 21-year-old has a potential rating of 87 and you simply must build your side around the FC Porto product.

Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota is also a bit of a cheat when it comes to being ‘for the future’, as the left-winger is a first-team player and is incredible before you kick a ball in FIFA 19.

He has rapid acceleration, Messi-esque dribbling and with 82 stamina, can blitz the opposition all game as he works towards a potential of 86.