FM 2014 Player Profile – Mateo Kovacic
written by Johnny Karp
Role: deep lying playmaker / advanced playmaker / central midfielder
Value: £3.7 million
Price tag: £17.5 million (in patch 14.3.0)
CA: 140 / PA: -9 (between 150 and 180)
Mateo Kovacic profile in 2013 (after starting new game, version 14.3.0)
Mateo Kovacic profile aged 27 in the year 2020
Mateo Kovacic career history until 2020
This FM 2014 player profile of Mateo Kovacic shows one of the most talented young midfielders in the world, already very good at the age of 19. Unfortunately Inter just snapped him up from Dinamo Zagreb, so you will have to spend 17.5 million pounds to get him at the start of the game.
I think he might be worth that price tag though, considering his potential and future development. In my test save his technical attributes went up quite nicely, 20 for free kick taking, 18 for dribbling and solid values over 15 for most of the others. He also has solid speed and very good mental attributes as well, especially on the creative side. PSG managed to get him for around 20 million in my test save, so I guess there is some hope of getting him cheaper.
The numbers in his first season at PSG are very impressive: 22 assists and 3 goals in 37 apps. Needless to say he becomes a legend for the Croatian national team.