FM 2011 player profile – Raphael Varane
written by Darren Smith
Club: RC Lens (France)
Value: £1.3 million
Price tag: £2.9 million on patch 11.3
Raphael Varane’s profile during July 2010
As you can see, Varane doesn’t start with incredible attributes. To be honest his pace, agility and tackling could be worrisome. But don’t fear, this kid has tremendous talent and potential, the scouts rating below undervalues the centre back in my opinion.
The above scout report is that of Arsenal’s Cagigao, a very respected scout within England’s top youth recruiters. Despite Cagigao’s reputation, I slightly disagree with his rating. I would rate Varane at 3.5* or even 4* potential ability and believe he has the talent to become better than Vermaelen. The report may suggest pace as a problem area for this FM 2011 wonderkid. But I have seen him overcome this weakness. Below is a screenshot of Verane’s profile in 2022.
Raphael Varane’s profile in 2022 aged 29
As you can see, those niggling areas have sorted themselves out. I could only see tackling as Varane’s issue, but haven’t seen this as a problem when watching the kid play. My best tip is to train the FM 2011 defender in quickness and tackling from day one. Also offer him out on loan when possible…he has the potential and is a huge bargain at £2.9 million.
My best buy rating: 8.5/10
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