Role: deep lying playmaker / advanced playmaker / box to box midfielder
Price tag: £5 million (in patch 14.1.2)
CA: 95 / PA: -9 (between 150-180)
Gedion Zelalem profile in 2013 (after starting new game, BETA version)
Gedion Zelalem profile aged 23 in the year 2020
Gedion Zelalem career history until 2020
This FM 2014 player profile of Gedion Zelalem shows a very talented and very young midfielder, lots of potential in this kid. Arsenal are unwilling to let him go at the start of the game but 5 million pounds will persuade them, but the kid doesn’t really want to leave so you might have to bide your time on this one.
In my test save he made very good progress despite not getting the amount of first team football he might have deserved. He was sold to Manchester United, then loaned out to Germany for a couple of seasons, then kept on the bench for a whole season before being sold to Chelsea for a solid 14.5 million. The Blues spent all that cash on him but kept him on the bench, a real shame. His only happy season was at PSV on loan and the kid proved his worth by contributing 3 goals and 7 assists.
His attributes at the age of 23 are very good considering that career path, solid technique and passing, good mental attributes plus very good acceleration and stamina. His potential would surely take this kid beyond that with good human management, I am willing to bet on that.
Best buy rating: 9/10