FM 2012 player profile – Marco Verratti

FM 2012 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith

Marco Verratti

Age: 18

Position: DMC/CM/AMC

Club: Pescara

Nationality: Italian

Value: £775K

Price tag: £2.5 million (in patch 12.2)

Marco Verratti’s profile in 2011 (after starting new game, patch 12.2)

Marco Verratti’s scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Marco Verratti’s profile aged 22 in the year 2015

Marco Verratti’s career history until 2019

Verratti has been held in highest regard by SI for many years. However FM 2011 saw his ability drop a fair amount, but what has happened to the young Italian in FM 2012? While Varratti isn’t as good as in FM10 he is certainly better than in FM 2011. This time the 18 year old is best used as a deep lying playmaker and his technique underlines his overall ability. For £2.5 million this kid is a great signing and well worth an offer. Darsnider (one of our readers) offered the future screenshots above and you can see just how quickly the young playmaker develops…with some incredible assist records and fantastic overall attributes.

Best buy rating: 9.5/10

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  • comment avatar jorge December 23, 2011

    I have him in sunderland along side shakiri from basel. Two of my best signings

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 23, 2011

      I must admit I am hearing a lot of great things about Verratti, might revisit this profile to offer a better conclusion.

  • comment avatar Martin K December 28, 2011

    Im in my second season of Pescara, and he develop rapidly. His better in passing and technique than in your future screenshot.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 28, 2011

      I agree that the future profile is a little misleading, but at the time it was the best developed I could find him. Recently I have read stories where he does develop much better.

  • comment avatar Martin K December 28, 2011

    what about Miquel Medina, he looks very promising. and Tibor Cica as well. are they worth to sign?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 28, 2011

      I agree both look talented and should develop well but neither have progressed well in any of my saves. This could be down to a lack of first team football but I can’t say for sure. In all honesty I think there’s better options out there depending on who you’re managing.

  • comment avatar Matt Carre December 29, 2011

    In my game he really does turn into one of the worlds best, he has moved to Leverkusen and made them one of most feared teams in the world, captaining them and a key player for Italy. This is in 2017/18 by the way, been a key player since signing in 2013/14

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 29, 2011

      I am hearing this increasingly and its a little frustrating that I can’t get the future profile to show it. If you find time I’d love to receive a screenshot of his profile and career history…that way I can show a much better profile here to advice the readers better. Thanks

  • comment avatar Martin K December 29, 2011

    i would like to send it, but im going away 3 weeks tomorrow, and im only 1 and ½ season in. but his really good.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 29, 2011

      That’s OK, but I don’t see how he could have better attributes than the screenshot shown after 1.1/2 seasons.

  • comment avatar arf16 January 2, 2012

    this kid is awesome i signed him for newcastle and 2 and a bit seasons in he is a wonderkid after first becoming a flamboyant midfielder he’s currently 20 years old with better stats than above, passing and technique is currently 17 and dribbling 15 he is currently keeping cabaye out the side..sign him and enjoy his brilliance!!!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 2, 2012

      I have heard similar reports to be honest and he does seem to develop well when trained and played correctly.

  • comment avatar manos rizos January 12, 2012

    he is a lot better than this guys! i signed him in blackpool and in year 2014 he has passing 19 imagine the rest! sign him

  • comment avatar darsnider April 23, 2012

    i have an awesome on he is only 20 and outshine this one in all areas do you want a screen shot

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 23, 2012

      Sure I can take a look. Just provide the players overview profile and then his career stats…please note I need the overview profile not the players overview attributes screen.

  • comment avatar darsnider May 1, 2012

    can you tell me the software you use for the screen captures i really want to give you my veratti at the moment he is 22 going on 23 and i have a bidding war between barca and real for him they are offering 40+ mill that how good i made him and i dont wanna sell him

  • comment avatar darsnider May 2, 2012

    i have some screen shots now what format to save them and how can i get them to you do you have an email or something so i can send you the pics

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 2, 2012

      I don’t know what you mean by the format, Pickpic just does it automatically. You can email them too darrensmith360[at]googlemail[dot]com

  • comment avatar darsnider May 2, 2012

    i sent them hope they are good enough

  • comment avatar Light June 15, 2012

    What are your thoughts on Clement Grenier? Would you recommend him over Verratti?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 15, 2012

      He is good but not better than Verratti in my opinion.

  • comment avatar john June 21, 2012

    he’s an assist machine!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 21, 2012

      While I personally haven’t had him long enough to witness that a few gamers have said the same, seems like a very good signing.

  • comment avatar Sai July 8, 2012

    I believe this player deserves a much higher rating. I bought him in my first season for Man United , and here are some stats.. – 13 apps – 11 assists – Look at his development , e.g 14 passing to 18. This is even better than his progress as a 22 year old in the picture above.

    Great little midfielder , natural in cm , dm and as a cm.

  • comment avatar Sai July 8, 2012


    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 9, 2012

      Yeah his rating was from before we got better screenshots so I have updated it now.

  • comment avatar Ollie July 31, 2012

    Hi darren do you think this guy would work in your arsenal tactic as a cm support? i have jali and bressan playing with him for southampton. Just got him in the january transfer window

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 31, 2012

      He could though might be more suited to Advanced playmaker.

      • comment avatar Ollie July 31, 2012

        I thought that but bressan has been on fire and jali is always steady so im trying to adapt him to the role training him in marking. So far he has been in team of the week and performed well in the league cup final. great find!

  • comment avatar Bob Johnson August 24, 2012

    Whos better as a backup verrati, crisetig, or emre can. position is deeplying playmaker in barcelona tactic. i got emre can for cheap and he has four star potential and is 17 aswell, plu he fits ny tactic but so does verrati.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 24, 2012

      I’d go for Verratti.

      • comment avatar Bob Johnson August 24, 2012

        what about my starting deep lying playmaker ive got lucas leiva starting for my liverpool side, but i think ill need someone else because hes reached his potential, im planning on having a strikeforce with neymar suarez kadlec and midfielders with shelvey leiva and wilshere. my back four is solid, rovinson coates papadopoulus vrsaljko and goalkeeper is reina currently 4.5 star ability so hes too good to let go but ill probably buy ter stegen later

  • comment avatar Mike September 9, 2012

    Where is best to play him? For Man City, I have him in DMC and MC, but some seem to be saying he’s an excellent AMC. I guess I should switch him from DM training to AM training because his stats are quite low in D.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 9, 2012

      I’d use him CM as more of an advanced playmaker and train him on an AMC schedule…I have no doubt he isn’t a defensive a defensive minded player.

  • comment avatar tegar September 25, 2012

    Damn, I can’t buy him in FM 2013…he’s definitely world class midfielder there, no doubt about it!

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