Here is Football Manager aficionado Iain Macintosh via Unibet, with his must-buy midfielders for the new 2013 game.
MR – Ilsinho
Another Shakhtar refugee, Brazilian winger Ilsinho won’t set you back much more than £5 million and he’s a real threat down the wing. He can dribble (16) past anyone, has plenty of flair (16) and is so determined (16) that you can rely on him not to lose confidence if you get off to a dodgy start. At that price, it would be rude not to buy him.
ML – David Templeton
In a similar vein, Rangers’ David Templeton is a decent option for the top flight penny-pinchers. He’s only worth £300,000, but he’s quick (16), can dribble (14) and sometimes that’s all you want from a winger. Be warned, he’s a truculent little sod and needs careful man-management, but, hey, you get what you pay for in this case.
MC – Alex Teixeira
Teixeira is listed here as a central midfielder, but he is so technically (16) adept that he can play anywhere in the front six. He’s fast (16), he can run with the ball (17) and for some reason Mircea Lucescu has him rotting away in the Shakhtar reserves. Rescue him. Rescue yourself. It won’t cost you much more than £6 million.
MC – Benat
Need a metronomic presence in the centre of your midfield? Then you want Benat of Betis. You’ll have to fight off Chelsea and Manchester City for his services, but for around £15 million you should be able to secure this creative (17) pass-monster (17) easily enough. The best bit? With so much determination (17), he’ll keep his head and play his natural game even when you’re getting spanked on a wet Tuesday night at Stoke.
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