FM 2014 Player Profile – Naby Keita
written by Johnny Karp
Role: deep lying playmaker / regista / defensive midfielder / half back / anchor man / ball winning midfielder
Price tag: £13million (in patch 14.3.0)
CA: 113 / PA: -8 (between 130 and 160)
Naby Keita profile in 2013 (after starting new game, version 14.3.0)
Naby Keita profile aged 25 in the year 2020
Naby Keita career history until 2020
This FM 2014 player profile of Naby Keita shows a very talented defensive midfielder, he can develop into a top player under the right guidance. He starts at Istres in the French second league but despite the low profile of that club you have to spend 13 million if you want to get him at the start of the game. However, I am sure that the price would drop if Istres fail to get promoted.
That happened in my test save as Cagliari bought him for 4.3 million and then sold him to Schalke for more than double. He developed very well in Germany, great mental attributes at the age of 25, excellent stamina and very good tackling and passing. This youngster can make a rock-solid defensive midfielder in the future, surely worth adding to your shortlist and monitoring his availability after half a season or a season.