FM13 Wonderkids to watch – Esteban Andrada
written by Darren Smith
Club: Club Atletico Lanus
International app: Member of the Argentine senior squad
Interested clubs: Barcelona
Video reel (this kid looks incredible after the first 2 minutes)
Andrada has barely featured in the Argentine top flight but he has broken into the national side. This wonderkid kept 8 clean sheets from 9 in the South American U20 Championships. Andrada carried this form into the under 20′s World Cup saving two penalties in a quarter-final shoot-out for Argentina against Portugal.
Such performances have seen him introduced to the Argentina senior side as third choice goalkeeper…but if Andrada’s performances at under 20 level are anything to go by, it won’t be long before this kid is number one for both club and country. Esteban has brilliant aerial ability and from what I’ve seen positioning that can’t be taught, a player with maturity beyond his years must be looked at for FM13. SI did offer this kid good potential for FM 2012 but he isn’t visible unless you have the Argentine leagues loaded, therefore many gamers will never have had the chance to experience Andrada’s ability, myself included.