FM 2012 Player Profiles- Lewis Holtby
written by Sibo
Club: Schalke (GER)
Value: £5.5 million
Price Tag: £42.5 million (patch12.2)
Lewis Holtby’s profile in 2011 (12.2)
Lewis Holtby’s scouting report (Rowley)
Lewis Holtby in 2017, aged 26
Lewis Holtby’s career history until 2017
So, you can see that Holtby has been an important part of the Schalke squad in this game, playing in the majority of games each season. His creative presence can also be seen in the amount of assists he grabs. He is a quality playmaker, very creative, although it is a shame his technique doesn’t match that otherwise he could be a world class player. He also has a reasonable amount of pace, so if you don’t want to play him in the hole it is possible to use him on the wing with an advanced playmaker role. It’s a shame that Schalke have put such a ridiculous price on him, even after negotiation, which means that he falls into a strange category. The teams that can afford that price don’t need him at the start and the teams that could really develop him (Arsenal, for example) aren’t able to afford him.
You may be able to buy him later on for a better price, but it is certainly a tough transfer to justify at the start of the game.
Best Buy Rating: 6/10