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Time to take a look at a promising young French star defender, Samuel Umtiti. This bright youngster is definitely one of the best young central defenders in Football Manager 2014. We compared him to Thiago Silva, as he has most similar attributes to him. We could compare him also to yet another World Class talent, Vincent Kompnay, to who he also resembles a lot.
This bright young lad has more than good enough attributes to be an immediate starter at any Premiership club. Good defensive technical attributes, Heading (14), Marking (16), and Tackling (14). And if we add good mental and physical attributes, we can see that we’re truly looking at one of the best potentials in FM14.
He has no weak points to his game, which is remarkable for such young blood. Also it should be noted that his strongest area of game is his Marking, and Important Matches in regards to strongest specific aspect. Even thou he is a natural born Central Defender, he could easily adapt and play at the left side of the pitch as a Complete Wing Back.
Once developed to his max, it becomes obvious that he is a World Class player. Some of his attributes that were no as developed as they need to be for a top class defender, have developed more than satisfactorily. Most pleasing is the fact that his Concentration increased from 13 to 16.
If you wish to sign him to your current club in Football Manager 2014, be sure to prepare a wealthy bid of around £13M or even more. He is available for transfer at the start of the game, but the bid has to be appealing to Lyon’s board.