FM 2011 player profile – Erick Torres

Darren's pick

written by Excessive

Erick Torres

Age: 17

Position: AMC/ST

Club: Chivas (United States)

Nationality: Mexican

Value: £800K

Price tag: £1.9M (Patch 11.3)

Erick Torres’ profile in 2010 after starting new game

I don’t think many have heard of him, but the Mexican Torres has bags of potential at such a young age. Again like with many strikers, his speed underlines his natural ability which means that when you get him as a youngster, you can concentrate on his technical abilities. The scouts report below is from Arsenal’s Cagigao and shows what Torres could become.

Here, Cagigao compares him to world class Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Now for a £1.9M investment in this lad, you can have a player that has the potential to play at a similar level? If I was a manager, I would snap your hand off! The only real weakness is his aerial ability, to which I can understand. But if your going to be playing him as a poacher, I wouldn’t see why it would matter? Also notice that he needs a work permit which may restrict you if you’re an English club.

Worth a cool £15M now after his £28M move to Bayern, Torres has really made a name for himself in Germany with average ratings around the 7.4 mark every season. He has improved a vast amount in the 8 years, and has excellent all round abilities meaning he can make that attacking midfield/striker role his own. You will not find a real player for less than £1.9M with as much ability as Torres has, and if you can get him to fill even half of his potential you will surely be in for a great surprise with a staggeringly large profit to boot. If you need a cheap striking alternative, you would be bonkers to look any where else.

My Best Buy Rating: 9/10

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  • comment avatar Darren Smith August 8, 2011

    Incredible find mate, he looks brilliant and just look at how far he goes. If there was a scout of the month award you’d get it hands down…hmmm interesting idea actually :)

    • comment avatar Excessive August 8, 2011

      Haha! You give me too much credit..

  • comment avatar jon August 16, 2011

    quick note, i think he is on the mexican chivas, not usa

    • comment avatar Stu September 16, 2011

      Correct, Chivas Guadalajara is where he is, not Chivas USA ;)

  • comment avatar Dicky February 23, 2012

    Why can’t I find him!? I’ve been looking for weeks.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 23, 2012

      If he doesn’t come up when typing in his name then you probably don’t have the medium database loaded.

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