I started my Everton save file with one rule and one rule only; do not sell Ross Barkley, Romelu Lukaku or John Stones.
So, now in my fourth season, how did that tactic work out?
To be honest, it couldn't have gone much better. Just take a look at how the players have developed:
Original: Age 21 - Value £26M - Wages 40K - Potential to be a key player
Now: Age 24 - Value £32.5M - Wages 85K - Key player
Original: Age 22 - Value £27M - Wages 80K - Potential to be a key player
Now: Age 25 - Value £39.5M - Wages 195K - Key player
Original: Age 21 - Value £23.5M - Wages 30K - Potential to be a key player
Now: Age 24 - Value £24.5M - Wages 77K - Key player
Just goes to show that patience sometimes pays off. There's a fine line between a smart sale and a big mistake so, next time a so called big club comes calling for one of your stars, think long and hard before letting him go.
That's it from me for now, you can check out some of my other articles via these links - How To Be Like Ranieri / The Top 5 Transfer Tips: Guaranteed to Save You Money / Sure Up Your Midfield With This Free Transfer / This Cut-Price Chelsea Star Will Bag You Goals - and, until next time, enjoy playing FM 2016!