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Although compared with legendary Alan Shearer, Connor Wickham is more Andy Carroll than the great ‘Mary Poppins’. Large both in height as in weight, he has the perfect predispositions for a Target Man. Unfortunately, it seems that this is the only thing going his way.
Not as young as some other wonderkids we’ve written about, Connor is graded by a decent grade for senior team at the start of the game. Once he ‘develops’, he could become a good player for a senior team, but is nowhere the world class level, or even a top class level player.
One of the main concerns with Connor is this Injury Proneness, combined with his poor Athleticism, it’s a high possibility you’ll be seeing him more injured rather than available to play. On the other hand, his strongest area of the game is his Speed, whilst specific aspect would be Important Matches.
If you decide to buy him in Football Manager 2014, then be prepared to pay somewhere around £5M - £6.5M. But we suggest you bring him on loan, and that is if you’re in a desperate situation with strikers.