FM 2014 Player Profile – Samuel Umtiti
written by Johnny Karp
Role: full back / limited full back / complete wing back / central defender / ball playing defender
Value: £3.4 million
Price tag: £17.5 million (in patch 14.3.0)
CA: 134 / PA: -9 (between 150 and 180)
Samuel Umtiti profile in 2013 (after starting new game, version 14.3.0)
Samuel Umtiti profile aged 26 in the year 2020
Samuel Umtiti career history until 2020
This FM 2014 player profile of Samuel Umtiti shows a sensational defender, this lad has all the attributes of an almost perfect centre back. The bad news is that Lyon value this player quite highly, they want 17.5 million for him at the start of the game and I don’t see much hope of that price tag dropping too much in the future. In fact, he remained at Lyon until 2020 in my test save.
He did a great job there though, great average ratings throughout and a solid 53 caps for France until the age of 26. Moreover, he gained the ability to play as a left back as well. He developed solid speed and good strength, amazing mental attributes (just look at his anticipation and composure!), and strong defending skills along with decent passing and technique. He is one of the best central defenders in the game, if you have the money this lad is surely one to get (and keep).