FM 2013 Player Profile – Lacina Traore
written by Johnny Karp
Value: £8.75 million
Price tag: £21 million (in patch 13.3)
Lacina Traore profile in 2012 (after starting new game, patch 13.3)
Lacina Traore scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal
Lacina Traore profile aged 28 in the year 2019
Lacina Traore career history until 2019
This FM 2013 player profile of Lacina Traore shows one of the most gifted strikers in the game, a rare combination of strength and skills on the ball. Moreover, he is one of the tallest players in the world but he’s one that can really play football and not a basketball drop-out like some others. Unfortunately there’s little or no chance of getting him right at the start of the game because Anji have just bought him from Kuban. They are willing to let him go for 21 million but the player doesn’t want to move right away.
You should keep a close eye on him though and get him as soon as possible because he becomes a real beast. The future screen shot does all the talking, he is incredibly strong, pretty fast as well, good mental attributes and solid skills on the ball, including top notch finishing and first touch. Werder Bremen managed to get him on a free at the end of his contract in my test save, got 14 goals off him and then sold him for 22.5 million to Arsenal, excellent piece of business. Arsenal got 34 goals in 55 appearances from him, not a bad scoring ratio.
Bottom line: Lacina Traore is one of the few tall and strong players that can also handle the ball well enough, I’d say he’s the perfect striker for Premier League teams and not only.
Best buy rating: 10/10