FM14 Wonderkids To Watch – Oliver Torres
written by Johnny Karp
Oliver Torres (aka Oliver)
Club: Atletico Madrid (Liga BBVA, Spain)
Compared to: Andres Iniesta, Xavi
Oliver joined Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2008, he was just 13 years old back then. Four years later, at the age of 17, he was introduced in the first team by manager Diego Simeone and made his professional debut in August 2012 in a Spanish top-flight match against Levante. He made 8 appearances for the first team last season, not too many, but he was a top choice player for Atletico’s B team, making 21 appearances and scoring three goals.
This Football Manager 2014 wonderkid was compared to Andres Iniesta and Xavi after his thrilling performances at the Under 20 World Cup this summer. Reports say Manchester City are keeping a close eye on the lad, valued at around 10 million euro by Atletico Madrid.
This tiny lad has superb ball control, he touches the ball like Iniesta and passes it like Xavi, while his dribbling is just brilliant. Check out the video below to see what he has done in just one match, the Under 20 World Cup victory over France:
Atletico Madrid > Appearances: 8 / Goals: 0
Atletico Madrid B > Appearances: 21 / Goals: 3
Spain Under 18 > Appearances: 2 / Goals: 0
Spain Under 19 > Appearances: 10 / Goals: 0
Spain Under 20 > Appearances: 6 / Goals: 0
Spain Under 21 > Appearances: 1 / Goals: 0
What should we expect from this Football Manager 2014 wonderkid? I’ve seen him in action at the Under 20 World Cup and the lad is just brilliant, he should have huge potential ability in FM 14. His key attributes in the new game have to be first touch, dribbling, passing, flair, creativity and technique, at least those! :)