At the start of any Football Manager 2020 save, it’s likely that you’ll be looking to find a few bargains to help you save on your budget. And that’s a very wise choice – along with loans, this is smart policy for building a club.
However, sometimes you might need to stretch out and bring in a solid veteran for a year or two, just to fill a few holes in the squad.
Who, though, is a worthwhile investment early on in an FM20 save?
Who is a veteran worth bringing in for most top-flight clubs?
The Croatian left-back who used to play for AC Milan and SSC Napoli is a solid performer. He’s not exactly a thrilling player and he relies on positional intellect and defensive qualities as opposed to being a rampaging full-back.
When fit and healthy, though, he’s a consistent member of your squad who would definitely be a good addition for a few seasons. By no means a long-term option, but a solid veteran to back-up your squad.
Though well into his 30s now, former Sevilla man Krohn-Deli would be a good addition to most sides if they need a solid, reliable backup. Would probably work best back in Scandinavia or a smaller league like in Scotland, but MKD is definitely a player worth having a look at.
He’s got solid enough technical stats but he’s a good professional and is likely to be a positive influence on some of the younger players in your squad.
The former Celta and Atletico Madrid man might be getting on a fair bit now at 33, but he’s a solid midfielder. He’s a creative type and should make a good addition to any side; a really interesting player with some great technical stats and a really decent deeper-lying playmaker.
Though he’s best in a position where others can do his running for him, he’s intelligent enough to run games in lesser leagues or back in Argentina.
Though it might be harsh to call a 29-year-old a veteran, Sturridge is arguably the best free transfer in FM20. He left his last club Trabzonspor and is now on a free, and would be a solid pickup for just about any English team in the Premier League looking for a solid, reliable goalscorer.
Though fitness will always be the main issue, Sturridge is definitely good enough to make a positive impact at most clubs in England.
Are you looking for a solid back-up keeper? Then Viviano is a good pick. He’s 33 now and is on his way out at the top of the game, but he could do for a season or two. He would even be a solid back-up to help keep a younger keeper on their toes.
Overall, he’s an interesting choice that most players would enjoy playing with; a solid professional who should really rub off on some of the younger talents.
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