FM13 Wonderkids to watch – Adrian Ezequiel Cirigliano
written by Darren Smith
Adrian Ezequiel Cirigliano
Club: River Plate
2011/12 league app: 27
Interested clubs: Manchester Utd, Manchester City
Compared too: Xavi and Mascherano
Not only is Cirigliano an excellent distributor of the ball but he also knows how to tackle, hence the comparison to Xavi and Mascherano, two very different players. Manchester Utd scouts have been watching this wonderkid closely and their neighboring rivals, City, were reported as sizing up a bid this summer, though those reports were never confirmed by an actual offer. Cirigliano spent last season in great form for River Plate and if he can transform that into the Argentine top division then the big clubs are certain to come calling.
Cirigliano looks more than capable of sitting in that MC or DMC position, as either a ball winning midfielder or deep lying playmaker. I just hope Sports Interactive have recognized his talent, FM13 may have another bargain buy wonderkid from South America if so.