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7 Football Manager 2016 Bargains To Add Quality On A Modest Budget

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If you've already got you're hands on Football Manager 16 then the chances are you're probably not reading this as you're already engulfed in a season.

However if you're taking a break, or considering getting involved then you might want to pay attention.

If you've decided to start a season with a lower Premier League team or a team strapped for cash you may find yourself struggling to attract some top top talent.

But fear not, because we've found seven Football Manager bargain buys who are ready to fit into your team straight away and make a real impact right from day one, without breaking the bank.

Ron Vlaar

Ex Villa captain Ron Vlaar is a free agent at the start of the game so he wont have a huge impact on your budget.

The only drawback with Vlaar is that you will have to wait a while before you can sign him due to a long term injury. You can certainly try, but he'll fail a medical and may become disinterested. Be sure to keep an eye on his progress though as he adds instant quality to any struggling side.

Cost: Free



Barcelona full back Adriano finds himself transfer listed at the start of the game and is available at a cut price. At 31 he won't offer much in terms of longevity, but he'll do a job for a season or two whilst you establish yourself in the game.

Perfect for a mid table side with little to spend.

Cost:£2m- £3m


Axel Witsel

Belgian International Axel Witsel has told his club in real life that he has no intention of renewing his deal in St Petersburg once it expires making him available for a cut price.

The only issue with Witsel is that he will demand high wages, having spent the last few years being pampered in Russia. He could be difficult to lure with lower Premier League teams but he could be a real asset for top 10 sides if you manage to land him.

Cost: £7m-£10m


Eder Balanta


Football Manger veterans will have no problem recognising Colombian defender Eder Alvarez Balanta after his exploits in previous games.

Still only 22, the defender is available for relatively little and is able to make an impact in the short term as well as become a world class player.



Alexander Madlung

The experienced German centre half is available for nothing at the start of the game and offers immediate quality and experience to any struggling side.

Madlung is a must if you're playing as a a newly promoted side, he's worth trying if you're in the Championship too. Act quick though he was snapped up by LA Galaxy a week into my save after plenty of interest.


Cost: Free 

Jonathan Calleri

Another name familiar to FM veterans will be that of young Argentine Jonathan Calleri.


Despite impressing in previous versions Calleri is still plying his trade at Boca and can be snapped up for a low fee. At 22 he's ready to come straight into the first team and make an impact.

If used correctly he is almost guaranteed to go on to be one of the best strikers in the game.

Cost: £5m-8m

Borja Valero

The former West Brom, Villarreal and Fiorentina maestro is another experienced head who finds himself on the transfer list at the beginning of the game.

The experienced midfielder has excellent all round stats and would make a serious impact in any lower Premier League team. He's capable of playing for top sides too but is better suited to lower sides due to his age.

Cost: £6m-9m

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