FM 2014 Player Profile – Lourival
written by Johnny Karp
Role: trequartista / poacher / complete forward / false nine / advanced forward / deep lying forward
Price tag: £6 million (in patch 14.3.0)
CA: 106 / PA: -8 (between 130 and 160)
Lourival profile in 2013 (after starting new game, version 14.3.0)
Lourival profile aged 25 in the year 2020
Lourival career history until 2020
This FM 2014 player profile of Lourival shows a young raw talent from Brazil, a striker that can become a viable option for the top clubs in Europe in the future. He can be bought for 6 million pounds at the start of the game, maybe even a bit lower after a few months or a season. It’s also worth mentioning that he would get a work permit for England at the start of the game (upon appeal).
In my test save Ajax snatched him right away and then loaned him out here and there before selling him back to Brazil. After a few impressive seasons at Fluminense and Palmeiras he moved back to Europe as AS Roma spent almost 15 million on him. He bagged 15 goals in his debut Serie A season, definitely not bad. His future profile shows a player with great speed and agility, excellent mental attributes for a creative striker along with good technical skills and finishing.