FM 2011 player profile – Sime Vrsaljko
written by Nicholas Phipps
Position: Right Back
Club: Dinamo Zagreb
Price Tag: 2,700,000 (Patch 11.3)
Here is an obscure player with an incredibly annoying name! He is one of the best bargains on FM as, although not many people have heard of him, he can be brought for an incredibly cheap price! Looking at this youngster, it immediately becomes apparent that he has virtually no weak points and there is a lot of time to improve his already good attributes. He is a complete central defender, speedy, good at tackling and positioning, and finally, good in the air. His price makes him even more attractive, as he can be purchased by virtually any Premier League team and even some Championship. Vrsaljko is a great young defender who can be brought for an incredible price! His wage demands are also low, as at Dinamo Zagreb, he is on very low wages for a top flight footballer, even an 18 year old one (£550 a week!). However, there is the issue of his work permit which might force you to wait a few years before signing him (at least if you manage an English club).
Personally, I think that Orlandelli underrated Vrsaljko as I would have given him at least 3 and a half, if not 4 star potential. I also think that Vrsaljko can be trained as a centre-back , due to his great all round defensive attributes. He also says that Vrsalkjo is a consistent performer as well as being determined, two good signs for any player!
Vrsaljko in 2015
Wow, he has matured into an incredible defender, although his actual defensive stats could have improved a bit more, he is now a great all round player! He is fast, strong, agile and good in the air, basically a player who will never let you down! You must also consider his incredible starting price, just 2.7 million for this is incredibly cheap! He has also played 40 times for Croatia, at the age of 22! Vrsaljko matures into an incredible defender and, if you have the money (and you don’t need much!), buy him.
Vrsaljko in real life:
Vrsalkjo has made a few appearances for Dinamo Zagreb, having made 14 last season. After appearing numerous times for the Croatia youth teams, he recently made his debut for the full international side, playing against the Czech Republic in a friendly.
Overall best buy rating: 9.5/10