FM 2013 Player Profile – Douglas Costa
written by Johnny Karp
Value: £6.5 million
Price tag: £25 million
Douglas Costa profile in 2012 (after starting new game, patch 13.3)
Douglas Costa scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal
Douglas Costa profile aged 28 in the year 2019
Douglas Costa career history until 2019
This FM 2013 player profile of Douglas Costa shows an incredibly versatile midfielder and his progress until the year 2019. Douglas Costa’s main role is that of a right winger (inside forward, winger, advanced playmaker) but you can employ him in almost any position in midfield thanks to his skills. At the start of the game he’s just 21 years old and already good enough to slot into any top-flight side in the world. Moreover, his wage demands are quite low but the asking price is ludicrous during that first season, 25 million pounds is too much.
In my test save he ended up at FC Porto who chose to splash 16 million on him. The return in terms of goals, assists and average ratings made it well worth that sum though. His future profile shows a player with decent speed, exquisite mental attributes (especially flair), amazing technique and dribbling plus very good attributes for long shots and set pieces. Bottom line: his skills and versatility make this lad a great choice for a reasonable price.
Best buy rating: 8/10