FM 2011 player profile – Cedric Bakambu

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written by Darren Smith

Name: Cedric Bakambu

Age: 19

Position: ST

Club: FC Sochaux-Montbéliard

Nationality: French

Value: £1.6m

Price tag: £3.2m (patch 11.3)

Bakambu at the start in 2010

A quick player, you could probably improve the main attributes (finishing, dribbling, composure etc.) by about 3-4 with the right training and game time from early on in his career. Below is Cagigao’s view on this player:

I think this is a good report, he can become similar to van Persie and be an amazing striker in the Premier League. A player that not many FM players look to when trying to sign a young striker, people usually go to Sanogo, Babacar, Neymar, Kadlec, Guarch or others rather than looking at Bakambu. However, when you see him in 2019, you might want to pay more attention to him…

Bakambu in 2019, aged 28

Wow! What an incredible player! I showed his statistics as well just to give you an idea of how good he is. Bought by Barcelona for an incredible £57m, he is amazing and his international record is also phenomenal. Because it was so interesting, I decided to include his history too:

The part highlighted in red is what astonishes me the most. He scored 41 goals in the Premier League when he was 23/24! Everton were really luck to have him, I’m not sure I would’ve sold him for £57m, maybe holding out for more or keeping the goalscoring sensation would’ve been a better idea. This is why you should stop spending £5m to get Sanogo or £7-8m to get Babacar, go for Bakambu!

My Best Buy Rating: 9.5/10

he reason it is not a 10 is because this type of development is unlikely to happen, but he will definitely become a striking sensation if you nurture him properly.

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July 14, 2011 2:15 pm

Wow, he’s nearly as good as Yaya Sanogo :-)