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One of the hidden gems in Football Manager 2014, a young player from Atalanta’s Serie A team, Mario Pugliese. You probably never heard of him or even noticed his talent in the game, but have no worries, that’s why we’re here for.
At the beginning of the game, his attributes don’t fuel too much hope and confidence in a potential good progress of this young player. He has a star rating for a youngster, but we’re here to look at his future development, and not so much his starting attributes state.
Lucky for us, his Determination (18) simply promises at least that he will develop to be a very good senior player. Cause you see, determination and work rate are the key factors that tell us if a player will develop or not. Of course there are many other aspects that need to be considered if a player will have a good development road, but these two, in our humble opinion, are the main factors that decide a young's player faith. And of course there are exceptions when a player has poor determination and work rate, but usually has world class hidden attributes, such as Potential Ability at -9 or even -10. But let us not get into it now.
So as we can see at 26 years of age, Mario has become a fairly good senior team player and has even made a transfer to PSG. What is even more fascinating is his last season with PSG, where he managed to score 12 goals, add 6 assists, and average at 7.14 in 29 league appearances. These are remarkable stats for a midfielder, and we believe that this is just the beginning of something great that will come from Mario.
Best thing about him is his price. Because he is fairly unknown, his price is more than acceptable. If you’re looking to sign him at the start of Football Manager 2014, be prepared to pay £500K - £700K, which is his estimated cost.
We advise you to go for Mario, as he can be quite a nice bargain for you… Either you should decide to sell him in the future, or wait for him to develop and have a player for years to come, a player who can easily dominate the midfield of any game.