FM 2011 Player Profile- Iker Muniain
written by Sibo
Club: Athletic Bilbao
Nationality: Spain (Basque)
Value: £3.9 million
Asking Price: £10.5 million
Muniain in 2010 (Start of a new game)
Muniain scouting report (Rowley)
I agree with Rowley here, there are a lot of good 17 year old strikers at the start of the game, but Muniaian is definitely among the best of them. He is also different to the others (Lukaku, Sanogo and Babacar) as he has already got a lot of pace which allows him to play in a poacher role for most teams, and he can either have his strength built up to make a great support striker or you can make a fantastic striker by developing his finishing to go alongside his already fantastic technique.
Some regard him as the future of Spanish football, and if he is then his era will have to redefine Spanish football as he lacks the creativity that is currently the standard set by the products of the Barcelona youth academy that make up the Spanish football team, but he makes up for it with incredible physical attributes. Any Spain manager that looks to get the best out of him will need to play a more physical style more akin to Stoke than Arsenal…
Munian in 2022, age: 29, thanks to Darren Smith
My best buy rating: 8.5/10
He has developed really well here and is definitely good enough to play in the Premier League for any team. Obviously certain tactics would suit him better and this lost him a 10 as the majority of other good young strikers are still very versatile when you buy them at 17.