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Football Manager 2012 best wonderkids list

FM 2012 lists

written by Darren Smith


Welcome to our Football Manager 2012 best wonderkids list. Here you can find the biggest list of FM 2012 wonderkids and the list will continue to grow throughout the year. The table below is completely interactive, you can order it by asking price, age and position etc. We’ve even given these Football Manager 2012 wonderkids a star rating based on their quality and bargain value. If that’s not enough try clicking on each players name to view their comprehensive player profile. So if you have been struggling to find the best FM12 young talent then look no further. The FM 2012 player profiles show a current profile taken from the start of the game, all the players relevant details, a scouting report and then the players future profile from 2017 or 2019. That’s right, we are showing you what the player could develop into just by clicking his name. This is surely the most in depth Football Manager 2012 best wonderkids list around.

Please note that all profiles have been updated with details taken from patch 12.2 on the 26/03/2012.

Player Name
Position
Asking Price
(million GBP)
Age
Club
Rating
Gotze, MarioAML/AMRC7519B. Dortmund
Badelj, MilanCM/AMC/DMC3.622Dinamo
Yaisien, AbdallahAMC/CM/AMR1.017PSG
KaraDC/DMC/CM1.021Tromso
Vrsaljko, SimeDR/WBR/DMC1.019Dinamo
Wilshere, JackAMC/MRC/AMRL5919Arsenal
Ongenda, HervinST2.016PSG
Valencia, JoelAMR/MCR/AMC0.916Zaragoza
WillianAMC/CM/AMRL11.522Shakhtar
Sigurdsson, GylfiAMC/CM9.021Hoffenheim
Zouma, KurtDC1216Saint-Etienne
Rugani, DanieleDC1.516Empoli
Marin, MarkoAML/AMRC/ST11.722Werder Bremen
Fierro, CarlosST1.216Chivas
Hazard, EdenAMC/CM/AML3520Lille
Moura, LucasAMC/AMRL/ML5318Sao Paulo
AdryanAMC/CM0.916Flamengo
Sanogo, YayaST2.518Auxerre
NeymarST/AMLC8419Santos
Kovacic, MateoAMC/CM3.817Dinamo
Strootman, KevinCM5.521PSV
Papadopoulos, KyriakosDC/DMC38.519Schalke
Isla, MauricioDR/DMC/MRC13.523Udinese
Grenier, ClementAMC/CM5.520Lyon
RomarioDR/WBR0.617Vitoria
Corchia, SebastienDR/WBR23.520Sochaux
Erasmus, KermitST/AMC0.221SuperSport Utd
Lacazette, AlexandreST/AML8.720Lyon
BressanCM/AMC1.022BATE
Torje, GabrielAMR/MR/AMC7.221Udinese
Asamoah, KwadwoCM/DMC/AMC1322Udinese
RafinhaAMC/CM/ST28.518Barcelona
Torres, ErickAMC/ST3.718Chivas
Guilherme, LuisGK0.319Botafogo
Ayew, JordanST/AMR4.919Marseille
Angel, JoseDL/WBL15.721Roma
Hamsik, MarekCM/AMC2623Napoli
Kroos, ToniCM/AMLCN/A21FC Bayern
Niang, MbayeST12.516Stade Caen
Digne, LucasDL/WBL1.317Lille
Eriksen, ChristianAMC/CM2119Ajax
Sandro, AlexDL/WBL18.220Porto
Yarmolenko, AndriyAML/ST8.721Dinamo Kyiv
Damiao, LeandroST5721Internacional
Deulofeu, GerardAMRL9.517Barcelona
Anderson, FelipeCM/AMC5.218Santos
Kvekveskiri, NikaDR/DC/DMC/MR0.819D.Tbilisi
Costa, DouglasAMR/MRC/AMLC1920Shakhtar
Teixeira, AlexAMC/CM/AMRL4.219Shakhtar
Alderweireld, TobyDC4.222Ajax
Rodriguez, JamesAMC/AML/ML1919Porto
Gutierrez, FelipeML/CM/AMC1.820U. Catolica
Prestia, GiuseppeDC1.317Palermo
Perotti, DiegoAML/AMRC1022Sevilla
Boyata, DedryckDC1520Man City
Allen, JoeCM5.521Swansea
Jones, PhilDC/DR/DMC/CM7619Man Utd
Bertolacci, AndreaDMC/CM/AMC2.020Roma
Areola, AlphonseGK5.518PSG
Chalobah, NathanielDC/DMC13.516Chelsea
El Shaarawy, StephanAMR/AMLC4.618AC Milan
Figueiredo, TobiasDC/DMC0.417Sporting Lisbon
Fellaini, MarouaneDMC/CM1523Everton
Destro, MattiaST20Genoa
Dzagoev, AlanAMC/CM5.021CSKA Moscow
RomuloDMC/CM8.720Vasco
Oliveira, NelsonST4.419Benfica
Muniain, IkerST/AMCL2118Athletic
Weiss, VladimirAMR/MRLC/AMC15.521Man City
IscoAMC/CM17.519Malaga
Poli, AndreaCM21Sampdoria
Rakitskyi, YaroslavDC/DL/DMC5.021Shakhtar
Nkoulou, NicolasDC/DMC1021Marseille
Ayew, AndreCM/ML/AML15.7521Marseille
M'Vila, YannDMC27.521Rennes
Gaitan, NicolasAMRL/AMC14.523Benfica
Kadlec, VaclavST/AML4.119Sparta Prague
Doumbia, SeydouST17.523CSKA Moscow
Jali, AndileDMC/CM0.321Orlando Pirates
DedeDC16.223Vasco
Ekdal, AlbinCM/AMC5.621Cagliari/Juve
Fleck, JohnAMC/MLC2.219Rangers
Griezmann, AntoineAML/AMC2120R. Sociedad
Kana-Biyik, Jean-ArmelDC3.522Rennais
Pajot, VincentCM/DMC2.220Stade Rennais
Montoya, MartinDR/WBR6.520Barcelona
Xhaka, GranitAMC/CM5.018Basel
Marc-Andre ter StegenGK20.519Gladbach
JanoAMC/CM/AML1318Spartak M.
Stepanenko, TarasDMC3.721Shakhtar
Sterling, RaheemAMR/AML11.716Liverpool
Pogba, PaulCM21.518Man Utd
Dos Santos, GiovaniAMR/AMLC/ST13.522Tottenham
Subotic, NevenDC1222Dortmund
Shaqiri, XherdanAMR/MRL/AML19Basel
Moutinho, JoaoCM23.523Porto
Vukusic, AnteST1.720Hajduk
GansoAMC/CM7121Santos
Coulibaly, SouleymaneST2.016Tottenham
Rondon, SalomonST10.521Malaga
Bonatini, LeoST0.917Cruzeiro
Lewandowski, RobertST10.522Dortmund
Barkley, RossCM1817Everton
Lamela, ErikAMC/ML/AML5819Roma
Ilori, ThiagoDC0.418Sporting
Miranda, RoderickDC0.820Benfica
Witsel, AxelCM18.722Benfica
Nangis, LennyST/AMR7.517Stade Caen
OscarAMC/CM/AMR35.519Internacional
Robinson, JackDL36.517Liverpool
Branescu, LaurentiuGK0.917Juventus
Capoue, EtienneDMC/CM1122Toulouse
Toloi, RafaelDC9.220Goias
Sarabia, PabloAML/MCL/AMC3219Getafe
Alaba, DavidCM/ML2819Bayern
Konoplyanka, EugeneAML/ML/ST8.521Dnipro
Herrera, AnderCM/AMC3021Athletic
Kakuta, GaelAMC/AMRL23.520Chelsea
Ekici, MehmetCM/AMC8.521Werder Bremen
Xulu, SiyandaDC0.219Sundowns
Wijnaldum, GeorginioAMC/MRLC/AMRL8.520PSV
DuduAMC/AMR/ST8.519Dynamo Kyiv
Sam, SidneyAMR/AMR/ST6.523Leverkusan
Toro, SebastianDC/DR1.121Colo Colo
Inkoom, SamuelDR/WBR7.722Dnipro
RodrigoAML/ST1320Benfica
Tassi, LorenzoAMC11.216Inter/Brecscia
Butland, JackGK2.818Birmingham
Crisetig, LorenzoDMC/CM0.818Inter Milan
Vadillo, AlvaroAMR/AML/ML27.516Betis
Hernandez, AbelST4020Palermo
Aurier, SergeDR/DL/WBRL1418Toulouse
Vass, AdamDMC/CM0.622Brescia
Howedes, BenediktDC17.723Schalke
GiulianoAMC/AMR/CM/MR1721Dnipro
Ramirez, GastonAML/AMRC40.520Bologna
Martin, MarvinCM/AMC1923Sochaux
ThiagoAMC/CM6320Barcelona
Demirci, MuhammedAMC/AMRL1.716Besiktas
Sakho, MamadouDC5821PSG
Nestor, LoicDC0.822Le Havre
Verratti, MarcoDMC/CM/AMC2.518Pescara
Rojo, MarcoDL/DC/WBL6.721Spartak Moscow
Traore, LacinaST7.020Kuban
Heung-Min, SonST/AMRC37.518HSV
Wilson, DannyDC12.7519Liverpool
Alcacer, PacoST8.817Valencia
Mendy, NampalysDMC/CM1.519Monaco
Belhanda, YounesAMC/MRC/AMR19.521Montpellier
El-Kaoutari, AbdelDC/DL/WBL2.921Montpellier
Papastathopoulos, SokratisDC/DR23Genoa
Martins, AndersonDC/SW1.923Al-Jaish
Zieler, Ron-RobertGK15.522Hannover
Camacho, IgnacioDMC/CM17.521Malaga
Mokojto, KamoheloDMC1020Feyenoord
Roberto, SergiCM/AMC6.019Barcelona
WilfriedST2022Vitesse
Boudebouz, RyadAMR/AML26.521Sochaux
fernandoDMC/CM6.019Gremio
LeandroST/AMRLC9.218Gremio
Lodeiro, NicolasAMC/CM4.221Ajax
De Jong, LuukST/AMC1020Twente
KleberST18.521Porto
Brahimi, YacineAMC/CM/AMRL3.321Rennais
CasemiroDMC/CM/DC26.519Sao Paulo
Soukouna, AhmedST/AMR021Free agent
Courtois, ThibautGK5519Chelsea
Draxler, JulianAMC/AMRL6517Schalke
Holtby, LewisAMC/AML/MCL42.520Schalke
Rodriguez, RicardoDL6318Zurich
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Comments
  • comment avatar csatlantis October 24, 2011

    How about a few goalkeepers Darren? You can take a look at Jack Butland, Thibaut Courtois, Alphonse Areola and Luis Guilherme

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 24, 2011

      I’m looking at some keepers now mate.

      • comment avatar TaylorM November 29, 2011

        just to ask these players don’t start in the first year when do they come in to it

        • comment avatar Darren Smith November 29, 2011

          Sorry mate you’ve lost me, all the above players start from the very beginning of the game.

    • comment avatar rob July 10, 2012

      daniel konrad?

      • comment avatar Darren Smith July 10, 2012

        No such player is visible in my saves I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar Cduncan October 24, 2011

    What about Lucas Andersen, 16 year old Dane plays for AaB?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 24, 2011

      Sorry mate, can’t see him in my game. You must have to have the Danish leagues loaded but not many people will, sorry.

      • comment avatar CDuncan October 24, 2011

        I am just on large database and he should be on there. Andersen not Anderson.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith October 25, 2011

          I’ve looked through the AaB team and also by the name, but not there for me mate.

          • comment avatar Juan January 2, 2012

            I do have him on my large database.

    • comment avatar Theodor June 27, 2012

      true

  • comment avatar blubbi October 25, 2011

    My favorite gk in fm 12 is Marc-Andre ter Stegen, great potential, great starting stats, ends up world class

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 25, 2011

      Very nice find mate, he may well be one for my list.

    • comment avatar Jamie Creek August 19, 2012

      Nice!!!!!

  • comment avatar Joe Blake October 25, 2011

    Have you looked at Mark O’Brien and Jeff Hendrick from Derby County? major future talents, not sure whether they included mason bennett in the game, if they have he won’t be the best player but he will be in the top 1

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 25, 2011

      I struggled to find Bennett and Hendrick but I did find O’Brien and while he turns out good he doesn’t develop into a great player…probably able to play mid-table or top 8 eight in the EPL after 6 seasons. Still a good find though considering the club he’s at.

      • comment avatar Joe Blake October 25, 2011

        Oh, according to the club coaches he becomes a leading CB, Hendrick may be called Jeffrey Hendrick, he is meant to become a good CM in the future, didn’t think Bennett would be on there, as he is only 15, but he started on saturday and became the youngest ever starter in the history of the football league

        • comment avatar Darren Smith October 25, 2011

          Coaches and scouts are very often wrong unfortunately and as an added complication his development could have been stunted by lack of football, injuries or bad training facilities etc. He is good but doesn’t catch the eye. Hendrick doesn’t appear in my future save at all though.

      • comment avatar THERUSBEAST December 25, 2012

        how about laurentu branescu

        • comment avatar Darren Smith December 26, 2012

          He’s already been profiled hasn’t he?

  • comment avatar Chris Daniels October 26, 2011

    Kyrigiakos Popadopolus (Shalke)
    Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese)

    Expensive but very good players, helped me win the league!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 26, 2011

      Thanks for the recommendations mate, I know them both and agree specifically on Asamoah.

      • comment avatar Chris Daniels October 28, 2011

        Also with regular football Coates at Liverpool becomes very good.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust November 3, 2011

    How about Gylfi Sigursson at Hoffenheim. You might have to search through the team though beacause of the name havig a foreign letter in it. He was good on the last FM

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 3, 2011

      He is an interesting player, just depends on his asking price though so I’ll take a look this weekend. :)

  • comment avatar mario November 6, 2011

    what’s with Eden Hazard in fm2012??is he as awesome as in fm2011??

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 6, 2011

      Eden Hazard is just as good in FM 2012 in my opinion.

  • comment avatar Mike November 7, 2011

    No Aaron Ramsey on list?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 7, 2011

      Remember that every player entered has to have a player profile written for them first….this takes time and is why the list will grow throughout the year. Click in the players name and you’ll see what I mean. Ramsey will be on there eventually but I didn’t want to show you all the obvious ones until I run out of cheap harder to find wonderkids.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust November 8, 2011

    Labyad at PSV was good on fm11. Maybe Alejandro pozuelo. Starts the game in Real Betis B Team.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 8, 2011

      Labyad is quite good but not mind blowing this year and Pozuelo hasn’t developed in my game but maybe he would with the right guidance? Not my sort of player really. Thanks for the recommendations though mate.

  • comment avatar Mike Bodman November 8, 2011

    Just signed Luke Shaw for Villa (1st jan, window) as I needed another lb. looks promising, does he get any good? And also have you noticed Enda Stevens? Villa seem to have a few youngsters with decent potenial…….are any definite keepers?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 8, 2011

      Luke Shaw becomes a decent player but not world class like the likes of Robinson from Liverpool. Enda Stevens isn’t very good in the future and neither are many of the Aston Villa academy but that’s just my future save, could be different with a RL gamer in charge of them :)

  • comment avatar Mike Bodman November 8, 2011

    Cheers mate……I’ll take decent for 1.3

    • comment avatar hasan August 14, 2013

      Jonathan Mensah and Gaston Ramirez developing very fast and I bought jonathan 5M sold 20 m gaston I bought 7 M Now he is 15 m

  • comment avatar nawan el November 10, 2011

    1. oktavianus maniani (sriwijaya FC) IDN
    2. Andik Vermansyah (Persebaya 1927) IDN

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 10, 2011

      Sorry I can’t see either of them in my game.

      • comment avatar Timothy Wailan December 13, 2011

        just make a new career and choose indonesia, they should be available. They can grow great with the right guidance.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith December 13, 2011

          I only write about players I can find with medium database, Brazil and the major European countries loaded as any more than that would mean most gamers can’t find certain players. I’d rather the list be a little more limited than give out the frustration of not been able to find a player you really like from a profile.

    • comment avatar januar December 2, 2011

      aslina….until beckham want jersey andik in frendly match

    • comment avatar Timothy Wailan December 13, 2011

      and also Diego Michiels!

      • comment avatar Darren Smith December 13, 2011

        Not in my save I’m afraid, sorry.

    • comment avatar Matt March 21, 2012

      indonesian player ?

  • comment avatar kudinspurs November 11, 2011

    where souleymane coulibaly? im managed spurs, he make a record, young goalscorer in EPL….4.5 stars..

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 11, 2011

      I haven’t got round to him yet, but have him on my list. For every profile I write another two players present themselves so I’m playing catch up :)

  • comment avatar csatlantis November 17, 2011

    What do you think of Nathaniel Chalobah Darren, I have him on loan at AS Monaco from Chelsea and I think he could be a monstrous CD

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 17, 2011

      He’s fast and has potential but I don’t think he’d ever be good enough to make the top four teams as a first team player.

  • comment avatar tom November 20, 2011

    Gareth Bale? At start he is 21 so young enough.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 20, 2011

      He’ll be in here eventually but everyone knows how he develops…I don’t want to do what everyone else does and name the obvious players until I run out of the ones that some gamers may not know so well.

    • comment avatar Arun Sharma January 28, 2012

      Tom , at 21 he’s already established and if you have 30-40 mil to spend then way you go

  • comment avatar jude November 22, 2011

    Ananidze is a top player imo, and so is Acquah – you should check them out.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 22, 2011

      I agree with Jano, he is amazing and will get a profile eventually. But I haven’t seen Acquah develop in any of my saves unfortunately.

  • comment avatar kim November 22, 2011

    What about Alex Kipre` ??

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 23, 2011

      He isn’t on my game I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar groakl November 27, 2011

    marco verratti?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 27, 2011

      He’s already on the list mate.

  • comment avatar Pzee November 28, 2011

    Eriksen? :D He is the beasttttt

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 28, 2011

      Yeah I will take a look at him….he’s great when played but not sure if I have a save where he’s been managed properly so the future profile may be an issue.

  • comment avatar Boz December 7, 2011

    Tom Busby at Southhampton, he is cheap ( i payed £2.5 mill) he is labled as next David Platt and English.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 7, 2011

      I can’t see him in my future save unfortunately but thanks for the tip.

  • comment avatar Boz December 7, 2011

    Also Jake Sinclair of Southampton is labled the next Micheal Owen also £2.5 mill

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 7, 2011

      Sometimes those media comparisons are misleading I’m afraid….from what I’ve seen that assessment is wrong but would love to see if someone has screenshots of him developing well.

  • comment avatar Stefan Ward December 10, 2011

    This page is amazing thanks for all your hard work, im just wondering! What level would you say like a 3 star player is? would he make a great championship player or something? Or a good MLS buy?

    And same question regarding 2 star :P

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 10, 2011

      Thanks mate. When you refer to the stars I assume you are talking about the star ratings I have assigned. If so all of these players could play any top club at some stage of their career. The star rating represents three things, quality, potential and value for money….obviously when someone is ridiculously good their value for money rating goes out the window and I just go off their quality and potential.

  • comment avatar Timothy Wailan December 13, 2011

    What about Curtis Jones from Celtics? Only 18, and is currently having 15 for both marking and tackling (he is a central defender). Bought him for just 20k.

    Ans also Nigel Hasselbaink? 21, a striker and is my bomber right now. And also Tom Hateley from Motherwell? Only 22, and is my defensive wall right now. Bought him for 100k.

    All of the players above can be bought with less than 1 million, and should be available for npower league 1 & 2 teams.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 13, 2011

      The only one I could find is Hateley but he’s a little short of talent to be named a wonderkid I’m afraid. Thanks for the recommendations though.

      • comment avatar Bob August 18, 2012

        Hasslebaink – st mirren- Scotland

        • comment avatar Darren Smith August 18, 2012

          Not visible in my save I’m afraid, could mean he’s only visible with the Scottish leagues loaded.

  • comment avatar Farner December 13, 2011

    Take a look at Lacina Traore. In my first season with Man U (never seem him in my previous saves), bought him in the summer from Cuban for £6mil,he is quality in the air and teamed up with Sigurosson you will get plenty of goals from set pieces.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 13, 2011

      To be honest Traore is a good player but what is he like in open play….the reason I ask is because Sigurosson can make anyone look brilliant from set pieces with that delivery :) I think with Traore’s height and jumping ability he can get to the ball ahead of anyone else. But without that great cross it may come down to his ability in open play.

  • comment avatar Cristian December 13, 2011

    An amazing list you have here Darren, thx for your effort. I can say it helped me with some players.
    I would also recommend:
    NELSON OLIVEIRA from Benfica, he is a wonder kid
    Julian Draxler from Shalke
    Alberto Paloschi-Genoa
    Guillermo Burdisso-Rosario Central
    Jonas Svensson-Rosenborg
    Alexandru Chpciu-Brasov he is a very good Romanian player in my opinion with abilities just like Gabriel Torje, but he is a lot cheaper :)
    I want your opinion about Griffiths, some guys on the forums are saying he is a future star but my scouters are giving him max 4 stars (in a good case) as his PA, do you think he will become that good?? and also what is your opinion about Sanogo, I’ve never tried him because his current abilities does not show to much promise in him!!!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 14, 2011

      Thanks for the comment and recommendation. As for Griffiths, he does develop well, fast, can score and a good brain for football but he isn’t as good as the likes of Torres, Fierro and Kadlec. Sanogo is a very good player. I saw him score more than 40 goals for West Ham in EPL and Europe with someone’s game, that was in season number three. Certainly worth the gamble but only if you offer first team football.

  • comment avatar Farmer December 13, 2011

    Traore is pretty dencent in open play, he has good pace, really good first touch, his strength is awesome, good technique and has scored a few goals one on one with the keeper. He needs to improve on his passing and composure, but has just turned 21 so will improve. Half way through the season and he has scored 13 in 13.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 13, 2011

      Yeah good record there. Well he hasn’t really progressed in my save due to a lack of proper first team football so I’ll wait before profiling as I need a better future profile to do him justice.

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  • comment avatar boon December 17, 2011

    wat about the gk from santos his quite good Rafael i think

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 17, 2011

      If I can find a future profile where he hits his potential I’ll certainly do one but am yet to find that.

  • comment avatar Ivan December 18, 2011

    What about Frederik Sorensen, whos now play for Juventus. Is he will become great player?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 18, 2011

      He hasn’t developed in my game despite a decent amount of game time.

  • comment avatar Andre December 18, 2011

    how about jack wilshere(AMC) and alex sandro (DL)? do you have any recommend player in DL position?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 18, 2011

      I’m still not sure about Wilshere as he was unsignable from the start of the game and that is an instant no no for my profiles, if I find a save where that isn’t the case I’ll do his profile for sure. I am already doing Sandro and there are two or three other recommendations in the list above.

  • comment avatar Matt Skeer December 18, 2011

    How about Stephan El Shaarawy he has great potential as far as I know. Plays for A.C. Milan and co-owned with Genoa.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 18, 2011

      He does look talented but I’m still waiting for a screenshot that demonstrates that in the future.

  • comment avatar DannyBhoy1888 December 19, 2011

    Can you see how FCP/Portos Eliaquim Mangala turns out?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 19, 2011

      He’s reasonable but looking at my future save not worth a profile to be honest.

  • comment avatar DannyBhoy1888 December 23, 2011

    What about Hajduk’s Ante Vukusic or Anas sharbini

    • comment avatar DannyBhoy1888 December 23, 2011

      Never mind sharbini, what about Porto’s Kelvin however he on loan at some other team

      • comment avatar Darren Smith December 23, 2011

        Vukusic has good physical and mental attributes which are important but he doesn’t ever develop great technical skills so I think these hold him back too much. Kelvin’s an interesting player though, has done OK with clubs that can’t fully develop him so might be worth a try but I can’t profile him as the future profile I have isn’t anywhere near good enough.

        • comment avatar DannyBhoy1888 December 23, 2011

          Okay thanks what about inter’s Coutinho?

          • comment avatar Darren Smith December 24, 2011

            Hasn’t developed all that well due to lack of football.

  • comment avatar help me December 25, 2011

    I’m having trubbels finding some players what should I do? I can’t find Kovacic for example.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 25, 2011

      You need to have a medium database loaded whereas you must have loaded a small database upon starting a new game, the only way to correct that is by starting again and use a medium database. You could add the Croatian league in your game but that won’t come into effect until the seasons end.

  • comment avatar Andre December 26, 2011

    how about eugene konoplyanka(AML) from Dnipro?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 26, 2011

      He looks quite good, can certainly run with the ball and has a few tricks up his sleeve, but the develop in my game isn’t enough to warrant a profile as it doesn’t seem to do him justice I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar Fomy December 26, 2011

    LACINA TRAORE, DEVELOPS INTO BEST RIGHT BACK IN GAME, END OF STORY.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 26, 2011

      Lacina Traore is a striker, I can’t find any other player by that name.

  • comment avatar MR. FM December 26, 2011

    you been missing a few i’m in ma 5th season and exist players from the begining u missed out are:

    GK Sergio Romero
    DRC Kyle Walker
    DC Toby Alderweireld
    DC Jan Vertonghen
    DMC/MC Jack Rodwell
    DMC/MC/AMC Leroy Fer
    AMC/AML James Rodriguez
    MC James Mcarthur
    MC/AMC Sergio Canales
    AMRL Dimitri Payet
    ST Abel Hernandez
    ST Marcos ( not too sure if he is there at the start but it says he play for Barcalona in 2011-2012 so do think he should be there )

    players i got atm with a few on your list

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 26, 2011

      A good way to tell if someone is a regen is by their picture which will be generated.

  • comment avatar MR. FM December 26, 2011

    oyeah a few on ma shortlist:

    DC Dedé
    M/AMRL Xherdan Shaqiri
    DRL Davide Santon
    M/AMC Mauricio Pereyra
    AML Gaston Ramirez
    MC Javi Martinez
    D/MC Jonathan dos Santos
    AMRLC Shinji Kagawa
    AMRL Yohan Mollo
    ST Connor Wickham
    DLC Alvaro Dominguez
    AMC/ST Juanmi
    ST Salomon Rondon
    D/MC Moussa Sissoko
    DRL Cesar Azpilicueta
    MLC David Alaba
    M/AMR Kiko Femenia
    DMC/MC/AMC Lukman Haruna
    DMC/MC/AMC Marco Verratti
    M/AMC Suso
    DC Monty Gimpel
    ST Fabio Borini
    MC Andrea Poli
    ST Ante Vukusic

    and you can go on and on!

  • comment avatar MR. FM December 26, 2011

    DC Stefan Bell ( good 1 to have )

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 26, 2011

      Thanks for all the recommendations, some I already have, some are been written and others I have ruled out for one reason or another. But for any players not covered in those categories I will check.

  • comment avatar silver December 27, 2011

    what about hervin ongenda, martin montoya from barca and marc muniesa from barca??????? i got them all on free transfer.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 27, 2011

      Montoya is worth a profile but the other two haven’t developed in my game at all. They aren’t available for free at the start of the game and that is what I base all asking prices on just so you know for other profiles.

  • comment avatar Timothy Wailan December 27, 2011

    Oliver Markoutz from bayern, only 1.9m, 16 years old, a striker, and already got 15 for dribbling; 14 for finishing; and 14 for first touch.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 27, 2011

      Can’t see him in my future save I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar dan December 28, 2011

    Do lacina traore

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 28, 2011

      I’ve checked him and unfortunately he hasn’t improved enough in my future save, sorry.

  • comment avatar Cristian December 28, 2011

    A few players which I’ve tested for 3 seasons and i recommend them:
    AMR Giacomo Bonaventura
    AMRC Georiginio Wijnaldum
    MC Oliver Buff
    DC Dede – Vasco
    DC Craig Dawson
    DC Craig Cathcart
    DR Neal Eardley
    DR/MC Vegar Eggen Hedenstad (better used as DR)
    DR/WBR/MR Seamus Coleman
    MC Jonas Svensson – Rosenborg (in my game at the age 19-20 he was good as Zdravko Kuzmanovic)
    Guilherme Luis is a very good GK, Darren. I didn’t tryed the others but I would recommend Andrea Consigli and Asmir Begovic. Even if they are 24 years they are very good

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 28, 2011

      OK thanks for that, I’ll take a look although most of them have already been profiled or ruled out due to development issues within my own future save. Cheers

  • comment avatar Andrew December 28, 2011

    Kinda odd that you don’t have Lucas Andersen on your save(probably the medium database you say you use), I’ve tried to pick him up in all my games and he’s always 4-5 stars in potential with good stats.

    But anyway, thanks for the lists, they’ve been really helpful. Especially on my latest season(West Ham). Won the Championship title,with Sanogo being the best young player and Mark Noble the best player. Also picked up Giuseppe Prestia & Felipe Anderson.

    Now in the start of the 2nd season, I’ve gone on pickup overload. Fierro, Niang, Lucas Andersen, Nangis and Guilherme along with about 4 randomly generated players(one a 4.5 star GK from Russia) who have between 4-5 potential. My GK, midfield and strikers look great now, just gotta add a bit to the Defence.(though the West Ham youth system is amazing, first backroom meeting gave me two 5-star and one 4.5 star potential players starting in my Under 18s, to go with all my signings)

    Also, one last thing, what’s your opinion on Hallam Hope(Everton). Being an Everton fan, I began with them for a two different games and constantly got barraged by top teams wanting him,Fellaini,Rodwell,Baines and Gueye.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 28, 2011

      Yeah I think it’s down to the medium database but when finding these players I wanted to do so with the same settings as most gamers so I don’t frustrate you guys by showing a tonne of talent you can’t find.

      Glad this site could help though mate, that’s what its here for. :) I just checked Hallam Hope and I don’t rate him very well too be honest. I remember playing as Newcastle last season and Nile Ranger became subject to interest from top clubs alongside Vuckic, but neither player was any good. It happens sometimes, the big clubs get it wrong now and then.

      • comment avatar Andrew December 29, 2011

        Hmm, I’ll keep an eye on Hope anyway. Got him off Everton cheap in the West Ham season for the first year, and my scout rated him a 5 star potential, weirdly enough(like you, I didn’t really think he was good enough)Then again, he did lead my Under 18s along with Prestia(he’s promoted straight to main squad this year) to winning the title for the.

        Might I recommend more LBs profiled? It seems to be the position with the least amount of profiled players, and they’re pretty highly priced too. Think Danny Potts at West Ham is pretty decent.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith December 29, 2011

          I will look into the the left back situation, in all honesty much like the ball winning midfielder role there are lack of quality players at left back for a fair price. I’ll see what I can scout up though.

  • comment avatar That guy December 30, 2011

    what about christian Eriksen?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 30, 2011

      I am working on his profile now.

  • comment avatar Tom December 30, 2011

    I seen someone mention Griezmann in the comments and let me tell you he’s a revelation! Also, Wilfried from Vitesse is a goal machine. His finishing in one and one situations could do with a little improvement, but at 22 I guess that’s going to improve anyway. I signed for Real Sociedad and he’s scored 15 in his first 12 with an average rating of 7.89. Class!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 30, 2011

      Thanks for the comment Tom, I agree that Griezmann is an excellent player, I think the comment your referring too is suggesting that Lansbury is a better player.

      As for Wilfried I’ve heard one or two bad reports but its nice to hear from the other side of the coin too.

  • comment avatar Lostcause December 31, 2011

    Eriksen should be there perhaps?

    I’m not sure how much love he gets in game though, but being in the top 5 youth talents of europe, considering he plays in Holland, that’s pretty impressive.

  • comment avatar Lostcause December 31, 2011

    Bah sorry, I didn’t see your reply just above – ignore me ;)

  • comment avatar Lostcause December 31, 2011

    Now that I’m in a spamming mood anyway.

    Any chance you’ll be looking for some more Left Defenders?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 31, 2011

      I am trying to find suitable profiles but there aren’t many available in that position to be honest.

  • comment avatar RedDevil January 2, 2012

    In my 2015 save Erik Lamela develops quite nicely even though he has only played less than 10 games each season. With more gametime I’d say he would be a top wonderkid.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 3, 2012

      He looks quite good but maybe not worth the cash he is at the very beginning.

  • comment avatar Andre January 4, 2012

    how about leonel galeano (DC) and davide santon (DR) ?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 4, 2012

      Santon isn’t worth the money you would have to bid at the start of a game and Galeano isn’t for me this year unfortunately.

  • comment avatar Andre January 8, 2012

    how about yaroslav rakitskyi(dc)?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 8, 2012

      Yeah he is a very capable player, I’ll take a look into him.

  • comment avatar Aodhan January 11, 2012

    has anyone mentioned andriy yarmolenko(Kiev)or ivan tomecak(Dinamo)?
    and as for your clear LB crisis; maybe bertrand,gabriel araujo, diego contento or roberto canella?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 11, 2012

      Yeah Yarmolenko can be found in the list above or the Ultimate player list. As for the left backs mentioned I’ll take a look when time allows but to be honest half the problem is when getting a players future profile as it doesn’t do them justice and that is what stops me doing them.

  • comment avatar Andrew January 11, 2012

    Opinion on GK Plamen Iliev? He’s Bulgarian(not Russian like I thought), and plays for Levski Sofia so I’m not sure if he’s in your save.

    He’s the guy I picked up thinking he was a generated player. Currently plays behind Guilherme as my #2 as I’ve let go of Robert Green and his expensive contract to get more young guns after season 3(and Erikson)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 12, 2012

      Sorry I can’t see that player in my save so can’t comment on him. Erikson’s a coup though :)

  • comment avatar Andreas January 12, 2012

    Im on my Malaga save. Ive sold Salomon Randon and Juanmi. And yesterday i checked them and the both have increased their stats to become 4,5 stars. Randon is a beast pounding in goals for Liverpool. Checked him out?

    • comment avatar Andreas January 12, 2012

      Salomon Rondon*

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 12, 2012

      I wouldn’t worry about that mate, I had Randon and he just didn’t work well for me…while he’s good there’s better options out there that are younger too.

  • comment avatar Thomas Lafferty January 12, 2012

    Don’t forget Jean Marie Dongou of Barcelona u19′s, regarded as the next Messi.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 12, 2012

      He doesn’t reach anywhere near that level in any of my saves and I can’t profile someone without a good future profile as that is what the sites all about, showing you what the players turn into…and if he turns into what I have seen then he can’t make the grade unfortunately.

  • comment avatar Andreas January 16, 2012

    Tobias Figueiredo is a huge talent. He is a wonderkid on my save. Checked him out?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 16, 2012

      He’s not so good in my saves unfortunately.

  • comment avatar Joseph Stinger January 17, 2012

    Darren, on my save, Lucas Moura and Ganso all were wonderkids able to reach 4 star, why suddenly they dropped PA to 3.5? I was about to buy them :/

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 18, 2012

      It could be any number of reasons but take no notice, theat rating changing doesn’t really represent their actual ability…someone who they are been compared to could have joined the club who is better than the previous competition. Your scout could have changed his opinion or they may be on a bad run of form.

  • comment avatar Adam January 21, 2012

    What about Fabio Coentrao?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 21, 2012

      He is very consistent thats for sure as his all round attributes are superb.

  • comment avatar Adam January 21, 2012

    And what about Jordan Rhodes of Huddersfield, obviously in real life, he is having an amazing season. Just wondered if it’s the same on FM?
    His starting stats look pretty good.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 21, 2012

      No Rhodes never develops in FM and his starting stats underrate him in my opinion…I think they made a mistake with him because he’s a League One player, they should have rated him more on his ability as opposed to the club he plays for.

  • comment avatar Adam January 22, 2012

    Anything on Tottenham wonderkids? Dos Santos always seems like he will develop well. Also Sandro, Walker, Caulker

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 22, 2012

      There’s some really good wonderkids at Tottenham and I’m sure I’ll do them eventually but the majority just haven’t developed enough in my saves to warrant a profile, all bar Sandro and Walker that is. It will take a while before I can profile them though as there’s a backlog of profiles to be done.

  • comment avatar Matt Skeer January 25, 2012

    Darren do you believe Felipe Caicedo is worth a profile from Lokomotiv because he looks a brilliant target man

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 26, 2012

      If I ever find a future profile with him fully developed then yes, but I haven’t got one just yet.

  • comment avatar Arun Sharma January 28, 2012

    John Fleck was a monster for me, playing that inside- Forward role, def brings in 15-20 goals and tons of assists

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 28, 2012

      He does need time to grow and some first team football helps, but if you’re patient he’s well worth the wait as mentioned and I can see him bagging the goals you’ve mentioned.

  • comment avatar DannyBhoy January 29, 2012

    Does Alex Oxlade chamberlain ever develop?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 29, 2012

      He would do if offered first team football and developed properly, but I haven’t seen him become amazing yet because the CPU screws him up.

  • comment avatar DannyBhoy January 29, 2012

    Also Cruzeiro Dudu looks amazing, he starts of with really good stats and you can get him for 4.3 mil

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 29, 2012

      Yeah he does look good, I need a better future profile before I can do him though as he didn’t improve enough in my other saves.

  • comment avatar Rory January 29, 2012

    What is your opinion on Lenny Nangis, I signed him for Stoke and he is rated 4 and a half stars potential.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 30, 2012

      I have profiled him and he is available within the list shown, just click his name to see my report.

  • comment avatar Rory January 30, 2012

    sorry, must of overlooked it mate.

  • comment avatar Matt Skeer February 2, 2012

    Just as a tip Darren I think you should on the initial page which gives star ratings and stuff like that I think you should give a mark out of 10 that relates to their future ability on your profile.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 2, 2012

      While that would be good there just isn’t enough room for more columns in the table, or I’d have done it months ago. Problem is if I add that it will squash all the others together and make the table very unattractive which is why I star rate players based on everything as opposed to one rating for CA and another on PA.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 4, 2012

    Darren could you possibly take a look at Ricardo Kishna, Ajax U 19′s? Cheers mate. Also if you have the time Lucas Andersen at A&B Alborg, Axel Witsel at Benfica, Nelson Oliveira also Benfica, Marvin Martin at Fc Sochaux, Iker Muniain at Athletic, Paco Alcacer at Barcelona B and finally Gundogan at Dortmund. You Might already have scouted these guys but any reply would be great.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 4, 2012

      I have already or am in the process of scouting Witsel, Oliveira, Muniain and Alcacer. As fort the rest, Kishna hasn’t made enough improvement in my saves and the future profile isn’t good enough, Lucas Andersen looks good at the start and I’ve heard good reports but I am yet to find a good enough future profile. Marvin Martin is one for the notebook but I’m just struggling to find time to get round to him while Gundogan looks good but I still need a great future profile, maybe my current save can provide that in a few years.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 4, 2012

    Cheers mate. As always in your own time no rush, you do a great service for us all.

  • comment avatar asyrop February 5, 2012

    greetings, I’d like to ask about :
    Vitinho
    Sebastian Toro
    Borja
    Tiago Ilori

    how do they fare in your future saves? thank you very much

    • comment avatar asyrop February 5, 2012

      woops my bad, my CTRL+F didn’t work. so sorry if some players above has been mentioned

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 5, 2012

      We have already profiled Toro, if he’s not in the list above he’ll be in the ultimate list for sure. As for the others, Vitinho and Borja have never amounted to anything good in my saves and Ilori may well have the potential but again I haven’t seen him progress enough under the CPU management but that may change if managed by a human.

      • comment avatar asyrop February 5, 2012

        I see. I use genie scout and I’ve bought Alphonse Areola, Afellay, Ganso (33M, what a bargain. on the first season), Douglas Costa, Prestia and Montoya. (all for 71M).

        I’ve leased Ji Sung,Cleverly and Carrick (and sold Gibson and Thomas Kuszczak).

        now do you think I sould buy Criscito? because Defense Left is the one usually void (Evra and Fabio only)

        • comment avatar Darren Smith February 5, 2012

          I’d certainly say Criscito is a great signing but if you want younger and potentially better go for Digne.

          • comment avatar asyrop February 5, 2012

            Lucas Digne? I can’t search for him, (I just added French Ligue 1 just now after no. or I can’t just simply do that?). he should be in LOSC Lille right? how is he compared to Attila Turan? (I didn’t add Portugal League from the start,so yeah). If I can’t find those two then Criscito would be my choice

          • comment avatar Darren Smith February 5, 2012

            You’ll have to wait until the start of next season for that French league to show he plays for Lille anyway and I rate him as better than Turan potentially.

  • comment avatar Adam February 5, 2012

    Hey Darren, Great work, was wondering about Javier Hernandez, I saw someone make a post on another website about him, and showed his international record after about 10 seasons, something stupid like 141 goals in 140 games, is he going to be that good in FM2012?

    Thanks.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 5, 2012

      He has an amazing goal to game ratio in most of my saves but he’s too obvious a choice to be profiled and hellishly expensive. What I mean is most people already know how he turns out. Amazing player though.

  • comment avatar Samuel February 5, 2012

    What about Gerard Deloufeu, Right Winger in Barcelona and Nathaniel Chalobah, Centre Back in Chelsea plz

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 5, 2012

      Deloufeu hasn’t developed in any of my saves I’m afraid and Chabolah looks very promising but I am still waiting to find the best future profile available before reporting on him.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 6, 2012

    found a lad called filip djuricic. Not sure if you’ve looked at him already.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 6, 2012

      While he does look quite good, he hasn’t progressed enough in any of my saves to provide a good enough future profile I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 6, 2012

    Just seen these guys Lacina Traore. Think he’s at a club called Kuban also he’s a 6ft 8 Striker and Marco Verratti at pescara.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 6, 2012

      Traore has already been ruled out for now due to the fact I don’t have a future screenshot of him improving enough. We have already profiled Verratti and he should be somewhere in the list above.

  • comment avatar Mohammad Sadek February 6, 2012

    What about Sergi Aurier in Lens & Joshua Guilavogui St Etienne

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 6, 2012

      Aurier will be getting a profile and I’ll check Guilavogui later. Cheers.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 6, 2012

    Cheers didnt see him there one final player is Sokratis papastahtopoulos on loan at Werder Bremen from Genoa. He looks mustard.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 6, 2012

      Yeah hate the name but love the ability :) He’ll get a profile.

  • comment avatar Rory February 7, 2012

    Darren are raphael vincent and robbie crowley any good? I have signed vincent for stoke (4.5 potential)for £1.6 million and crowley was in my youth squad (also 4.5 potential)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 7, 2012

      I have never heard of them and can’t find them in game…are you sure they aren’t regens (generated players.)

  • comment avatar Rory February 7, 2012

    my mistake they could be, they are both only 16 years old sorry

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 7, 2012

    On the night shift and bored so a few names for the hat. Im betting they’re all duds but never mind. Giannis Fetfatzidis at Olympiakos, Sotiris Ninis at Panathiniknos, Jo Inge Berget at Molde, Claudemir at PSG and finally one the worst names to spell in the game Grzegorz Krychowiak at Bordeaux.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 8, 2012

      Thanks will take a look later.

  • comment avatar DannyBhoy1888 February 8, 2012

    what about Nathan Redmond, Fabian Delph and Nathan Delfouneso they all seem decent

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 9, 2012

      Redmond and Delph do have talent, especially Redmond but I haven’t got a save in which they have progressed enough to do a profile…doesn’t mean they aren’t worth buying though as the CPU can sometimes fail to get the best from players. But Delfouneso isn’t too great if I’m honest and there seems to be many more talented young strikers available.

      • comment avatar DannyBhoy1888 February 9, 2012

        cheers, on my season one he is available for loan and has done excellent even better than walcott which is wierd as walcott’s stats are higher

  • comment avatar Cristian February 9, 2012

    Hi Darren,

    I have some questions about the development of some players. I wonder if Wickham is worth to buy and also about Kevin de Bruyne and Mateo Kovacic.
    I’ve bought Eden Hazard at Everton but I can’t use him as an Inside Forward because I got Cahill, I would use him as a winger(attack) but you think he would play that good on that position ??

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 9, 2012

      I have profiled Kovacic which you can see above and I rate him highly, Wickham is definitely worth buying as long as you offer first team football and De Bruyne isn’t visible in my saves so I can’t comment there. Hazard should still work as a winger but is best as inside forward in my opinion.

  • comment avatar DannyBhoy1888 February 9, 2012

    Bayern 04 Leverkusens Sidney Sam looks excellent however he is 23

  • comment avatar Tom February 9, 2012

    I know he’s not recognised as a world class player or a wonderkid, but how does Jay Rodriguez turn out? At such a young age he has all the attributes of a quality striker. Good composure, good finishing and electric pace. Worth a profile, or turns out an average player?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 10, 2012

      He can be world class if developed correctly, I have seen some gamers make him into a cult hero at their club but I haven’t got a future profile like that yet and won’t report on him until I do.

  • comment avatar Andrew February 9, 2012

    Woohoo, just won the FA Cup, League Cup, League treble with West Ham in my 5th season with a team full of wonderkids and com-generated wonderkids.

    List of wonderkids who were part of the squad: Fierro,Sanogo,Niang,Eriksen,Felipe Anderson,Jack Collison,Nangis,Sebastian Toro,Kara,Luis Guilherme, James Tomkins(not sure if he’s here). Valencia and Prestia too but I didn’t develop these 2 well enough. Lucas Andersen too, but obviously he’s not on this list. Conor Coady is a great CB too(maybe profile him?).

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 10, 2012

      I am looking at Coady but still need a quality future profile, if he has developed well in your save I’d be interested to see his profile.

      • comment avatar Andrew February 12, 2012

        I’ll see what I can do about getting you both Coady’s and Lucas Andersen’s profile(since everyone likes him).

        • comment avatar Darren Smith February 13, 2012

          Sounds good mate, like I said I have plenty of profiles for both but just not good enough ones.

  • comment avatar Luke February 10, 2012

    i have a GK yoann perrier signed him at 16 for free with my fulham team was wondering if he progresses well.

  • comment avatar Will February 13, 2012

    I’m using qpr, and im on my second season, with 2.3m as a budget. Any suggestions???

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 13, 2012

      I’d suggest looking through the list above to be honest as it depends on which areas you want to improve…but off the bat I’d suggest Kara, Andile Jali, Anderson Martins, Romario and Fierro. All together should cost around £3.6 million, if you can get them all on deals where you pay over 24 months then the budget will stretch that far.

  • comment avatar Adam February 13, 2012

    Cesar Azpilicueto, at Marseille I believe.

    Any good future profiles?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 13, 2012

      Yeah develops into a very good player but the price tag is far too high in my opinion, I tried making offers but gave up when it went too high…all my asking prices are based from the start of a new game.

  • comment avatar Adam February 14, 2012

    Asking price too high yet, it’s 83m for Neymar, 49, for Gotze, and 55 for Lucas, to name a few..?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 14, 2012

      Sorry you’ve lost me there, what do you mean? Are you saying the players are too expensive or the asking prices stated are incorrect, because the prices you listed are the same as on the list.

      • comment avatar Adam February 14, 2012

        Im just asking how much you are talking about with the price of Azpilicueto, because if you could pay 55 for Lucas for example, surely it ain’t a problem for Cesar. Or does he not develop well to compliment his price?

        • comment avatar Adam February 14, 2012

          I forgot to say that I know someone who bought him for under £10m, and that was at least a couple seasons in, so he must have more to his game than he did at the start of the game?
          Which must mean he cost less at the start of the game.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith February 14, 2012

          Ahh I see, well put it this way, I got to £50 million and gave up offering as it was getting ridiculous…no right back in the world is worth that. You’ve got to put it into perspective, certain AMC’s, wingers and strikers are worth that sort of money because they’re unique and contribute so much, but there’s only so much a full back can do from that corner of the pitch so that is my thinking anyway.

          • comment avatar Darren Smith February 14, 2012

            P.S. You couldn’t be more wrong about the price from two seasons in to the start actually, Marseille have just bought him so he’s more expensive at the start of the game than he would be later, almost unbuyable actually…all my asking prices have to based on the start because everyones game can be different when a season or so in. I don’t just pluck figures out of thin air or reject peoples requests for no reason, I spend at least one hour every night just answering peoples questions and looking into their profile requests let alone actually maintaining and writing the profiles so please don’t think I am trying to fob you off or something, there are very valid reasons for not profiling him at the moment. I constantly revisit requests too just to see if I have a different outlook after a week or so and try the bids again etc. This kid is top class but I won’t put him up with the asking price I have seen at the start.

  • comment avatar Adam February 14, 2012

    How could I prove it then, my friend has sent me a screenshot of his stats and saying hes now worth £14m, in the year 2016.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 14, 2012

      What do you mean? Prove what? I haven’t said you’re lying about your friend buying him for that amount, I said you’re wrong saying he must be more expensive two years into the game…that isn’t the case. He will be more expensive from the start because Marseille have just bought him and they don’t want to sell him, whereas they may well change their tune after having him for ‘x’ amount of years. Does that make sense? Not sure if I confused you with the last comment as communicating over comments can be sticky sometimes.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 16, 2012

    Darren in your opinion who is the best MC And/or AMC on that list. Money is no option as am man utd in third season and have only bought a couple of players and sold alot of dead wood? I cant make my mind up it’s like being taken to a massive toy shop but you can only buy one.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 16, 2012

      Kovacic but probably because he was a legend in my Malaga side.

  • comment avatar Ketu Collette February 16, 2012

    Great posts & comments mate, very useful & very appreciated. I’m starting with the team I support, Man United, and I’m a FM veteran. But some advice please: when is the best time to go for hyped youngsters like Neymar, Gotze, Hazard & Ganso? By that I mean, how is it possible to sign them for considerably less than their clubs demand at the start..?! (eg £83m for neymar LOL) I don’t mind waiting 1 season or more, if it makes any difference to their prices… Also, is there a way of approaching them that will maybe get me a cheaper price?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 16, 2012

      Thanks for the kind words, as for your questions well its a little awkward really. A players value may be through the roof because they have signed a new contract or just moved to the club, but I always find that if a players asking price will drop after been so high because of the reasons mentioned it will happen one or two seasons in. But some players are just a rip off to be honest and the way to get them cheap is when they are out of form or getting close to a contract end. I’d suggest shortlisting all the players you like and keep tabs on them every three months, that’s what I do. The way to get them cheap is to start bidding around their value and then increase the amount in small increments, don’t be fooled if the club negotiate, you can get then player way lower than what they suggest you offer.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 16, 2012

    sometimes you just cant unless your lucky or catch them when there contracts are running down I agree though some of them prices are stupid. Were you bred on champ man like me in the 90′s ?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 16, 2012

      I agree Greg, some prices are ludicrous and frustratingly unrealistic, but SI get most things right so they can’t be perfect I guess. Not sure if the question was for me or Ketu, but if it was for me then yeah I was bread on Champ man…think my first was Championship Manager 2, but I may be mistaken.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 16, 2012

    sorry darren i forgot to put a thanks up. Ive now got Kovacic 7mil and Mehmet Ekici 17 mil. Not sure if he’s on the list but he’s worth a profile.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 16, 2012

      No problem Greg, Ekici will get a profile but may take a little time.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 16, 2012

    cheers mate in your own time. it was for Ketu but as you ask same as mate ive still got that and 97/98 on dosbox.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 17, 2012

    Is it just me but i dont see the fairness in the AI in the game knowing when all the newgens are created to pick up the best talent. Every save i have and in past fm’s the big clubs always sign em before we have a chance.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust February 17, 2012

    have done that now mate cheers for the heads up. Maybe you should add that to here also?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 17, 2012

      I did a post explaining all of it last year and the dates have barely changed as far as I’m aware so have left it at that for now…the post is on the main FMS site.

  • comment avatar fmprince February 24, 2012

    Wonderful post darren. As always very well thought out post.

    In fact, your youth to gold post for fm 11 is the main reason i play fm. I love growing wonderkids into superstars. I have refined your system one step further and maybe one day i’ll make a post about how i use it for long term management -the arsenal way.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 24, 2012

      Thanks mate, glad you’re enjoying the work and hopefully we’ll continue to make stuff that interests you.

  • comment avatar fmprince February 24, 2012

    Forgot to post what i really wanted to ask. I’m having lot of trouble with yaya sanogo… Lots of injuries.. Anyone else see that. Also adel taarabt but he has horrible work rate and determination.

    Some toons that i have had great success and are not mentioned here are rafael toloi (dc) i. Khune (gk), paloschi and ongenda as strikers. Khune is probably only a 4* but he is available for 500k.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 24, 2012

      Will check those suggestions mate, though I though I think we’ve already profiled Toloi.

    • comment avatar tebrex March 5, 2012

      I don’t have any problems with yaya sanogo. Incredible player. I had him in arsenal save,and now in partizan save. Was second best striker in champions league. I think he was never injured and i’m now in 2017. Great stats especially physical attributes.

  • comment avatar Mohammad Sadek March 2, 2012

    Guiliano Dnipro Darren Also you promised me you ‘ll check joshua guilavogui st etienne about i want to know if he developed in any saves of you thx darren for all your hard work …

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 3, 2012

      I can’t see that player from Dnipro and did look deeper into Guilavogui but decided he wasn’t quite good enough for a profile based on the information I have.

  • comment avatar Frankie boy March 3, 2012

    great work chap. very useful site.

    I started with Villa. Just won League and Europa Cup in 3rd season.

    I seen these mentioned in the comments so Ill say my experience. Bought Guilavogui in first season and started Delph and both developed into exceptional players for me. Delph is playing for England and Man U are after him. not sure how much he is to buy.

    bought femenia at for almost 6 million at the start of my 3rd season as i like pace. hes basically either scored or set up in each game and im being offered 10 million after his first season at villa.

    also got leandro thanks to you and hes been unreal.

    seen somebody asking and i developed tiago Iloris in another game and he was class for me. great at scoring from centre half.

    just my opinions. keep up the good work

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 3, 2012

      Thanks Frankie, sounds like you have enjoyed your Villa save. Unfortunately I don’t have a good enough future profile of Delph and Guilavogui but always open to seeing other peoples screenshots.

  • comment avatar Frankie boy March 3, 2012

    Also Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is the reason I won the league at centre half. I only got him in the third season.

    Not sure if hes young enough to be a wonderkid. He was 8 mill in the third season so might be less at the start of the game.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 3, 2012

      He’d just make it to a wonderkid I guess but a little too slow developing in my saves.

  • comment avatar tebrex March 5, 2012

    Hi Darren,first time here for me. Great work,thanks. Just want to tell you to take a look at lorenco tassi from inter. Excellent player,outstanding stats. In reality one of the most gifted players younger than 18.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 6, 2012

      Thanks mate, I also looked at Tassi but he hasn’t amounted to anything in my saves…that isn’t to say he is no good but I can’t profile someone whithout the future profile.

      • comment avatar tebrex March 6, 2012

        If you can explain me how to give you a future profile i will…

        • comment avatar Darren Smith March 6, 2012

          Just download screenhsot software like PickPic, take the screenshot of the players overview and then email it to me is probably the best way.

  • comment avatar Einar Tingström March 6, 2012

    What about Lucas Severo? He’s only 15 and have great stats and starts in Internacional’s under 20. He turns out great! Not that expensive can be added to that…

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 6, 2012

      I’ve never heard of him and can’t find him in game which could mean one of two things, he’s either a regen or not that good development wise.

      • comment avatar Einar Tingström March 10, 2012

        Well i’m not stupid enough to recomend a regen… Well well it may be because I am using a large database. Thanks anyway though!

        • comment avatar Darren Smith March 10, 2012

          A lot of people have made that mistake so I wouldn’t call recommending a regen stupid, just depends how experienced you are with the game.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust March 6, 2012

    Can anyone tell me how much Aron Ramsey costs though i take it will be alot. He always turns out world class.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 7, 2012

      I tried to profile him but stopped bidding at around £70 million, so not sure the exact figure as I gave up.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust March 10, 2012

    So silly money then. Cheers Darren. You gonna profile Mehmet Ekici?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 10, 2012

      Yeah I have his profile ready but with the new patch comes a new database so I need to update every single profile and list first so bear with me mate.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust March 10, 2012

    No worries mate in your own time.

  • comment avatar Adam March 14, 2012

    what is the most suitable for “trequista” to be pair of????
    example:target man pair with poacher

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 14, 2012

      I only use one striker in my tactics so probably aren’t the best to ask and it would depend on the tactic and what you are achieving…my common sense would say a poacher may work best though.

  • comment avatar kevin watt March 14, 2012

    Adam Maher is a great yong mid well worth looking at

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 15, 2012

      I haven’t heard of him and can’t find him in game, are you sure he isn’t a regen?

      • comment avatar Jayh Jordan August 14, 2012

        He is one of the biggest talents in the Netherlands. People say he could reach the level of fabregas and he is chosen to be sneijder his succesor in the Dutch Team. Came in to the first squad last year and atracted scouts from even Barcelona. Don’t think SI will have given him high potential tough as he only came in to the first team last year, Plays for AZ Alkmaar – Eredivisie.

  • comment avatar kevin watt March 15, 2012

    Also

    Ogbonna, capoue, matuidi, luuk de jong, morata,

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 15, 2012

      We’re not looking into new players at the moment as the database needs updating first, thanks.

  • comment avatar Bernard Abang March 15, 2012

    Hey man, you still got the best wonderkid tracker online. Can I get your opinion on Lars and Sven Bender. Thinking of getting the pair. Also am using the Arsenal formation you posted online but find that even as a poacher i cant make Javier Hernandez (Man Utd) a killer striker. Just signed Carlos Fierro too.Can you advise on both. Thanx.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 15, 2012

      I’d say Bender alone is worth signing and haven’t use Hernandez so couldn’t comment there but Fierro works well as poacher but be patient with him.

  • comment avatar Bernard Abang March 16, 2012

    Hi Darren, which of the Benders;Lars or Sven?

  • comment avatar TheLastStraw March 16, 2012

    There’s gotta be Oliver Markoutz up on that list. If put on proper training and with a little mentoring, this kid shows amazing development.

    The Mental stats are poor to start with but gets pretty good over time. And his Technical stats are awesome.

    The kid’s 19 on my game now an he’s already a major striker in my Middlesborough team that’s in top 4 for the second season straight.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 16, 2012

      He’s not developed in any of my saves but that isn’t to say he can’t as the CPU is notorious for screwing up a players development. If you are so sure then I’m happy to look at a screenshot of him in your game to asses whether he’s worth a profile, but from what I’ve seen I can’t profile the youngster as I have no proof of his development which is what this site is all about.

      • comment avatar TheLastStraw March 16, 2012

        Check this out:

        http://i41.tinypic.com/241jcm0.png

        What do you think?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith March 17, 2012

          He has developed well but still not to a standard for the list as every profile gets a future profile and that one wouldn’t be good enough unfortunately. But if he keeps developing the same then I’d love to see another screenshot in three years or so, then he might have developed enough.

  • comment avatar sammiele March 19, 2012

    i think thiago has been rated lower than his class.he is much of a player than montoya jordan and willian.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 19, 2012

      I don’t get to physically see them play so couldn’t comment there.

  • comment avatar Alec March 19, 2012

    Hi Darren, how about Samed Yesil, 17 year-old Striker from Leverkusen? He looks like he could develop.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 19, 2012

      That player isn’t in any of my saves I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust March 19, 2012

    Id like to use this site to send my best wishes to Fabrice Muamba and his family and hope that he makes a speedy recovery.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 19, 2012

      I think we’re all with you there, my thoughts go out to Fabrice and family too.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust March 20, 2012

    Yea im sure everyone is mate and good to hear he’s improving, He’s my type of player.

  • comment avatar Adam March 22, 2012

    How well does Jack Cork from Southampton develop?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 22, 2012

      He’s quite good but never better than mid-table to sixth place sides in my opinion.

  • comment avatar Ariansyah March 23, 2012

    Andik Vermansyah (Indonesian). He Is Messi from Indonesian

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 23, 2012

      I don’t load the Indonesian leagues and can’t see that player I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar zach March 31, 2012

    Hey Darren, as everyone says fantastic list/lists, really helps me with players.

    Have you heard of a player by the name of moises? Plays for Villarreal B

    Also how about alvaro vidillo? Plays for Betis B

    Just a question. If I were to use genie scout on a player that you’ve done a profile for, how close do the two profiles (if viewing future attributes for genie and yours) match up?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 31, 2012

      Glad the lists help mate, I’ve seen Moises but he hasn’t developed to a good enough level in my saves unfortunately and the same can be said for Vidillo. While both look talented the CPU doesn’t seem to the best from them.

      The profiles you see here are actual game save profiles, not using a tool to predict what will happen. I personally don’t like Genie Scout and any such tools as for me using anything like that is cheating a little….so I couldn’t say how close the profiles me be, but can say the profiles here are REAL in game profiles.

      • comment avatar zach April 1, 2012

        ok thanks.

  • comment avatar Rasmus April 3, 2012

    You should make one on Gökhan Töre, he is really good. I’m in my 4th season with Napoli, and he is one of the best right wingers in my save.
    Really take a look at him.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 3, 2012

      If he’s one of the best RW’s in your game I’d love to see a screenshot as he hasn’t developed properly in my saves compared to players in the same position.

      • comment avatar Rasmus April 3, 2012

        How do i take a screenshot? im lazy

        • comment avatar Darren Smith April 3, 2012

          You can download picpick, then take the screenshot using that.

          • comment avatar Rasmus April 4, 2012

            file:///C:/Users/Rasmus/Desktop/Image%202.png I don’t know if u can see this or not.

          • comment avatar Darren Smith April 4, 2012

            You need to upload the the image to a server like imageshack then leave me the link to the image.

          • comment avatar Rasmus April 4, 2012

            Ok never mind..
            But so far in my 4th season with Napoli he is the player in the league with an average rating of 7.46.
            I play him as an IA, with 18 acceleration, 17 in speed, 18 in dribbling, 17 in technique and crossing, 16 passing, 15 creativity, 13 finishing.
            He creates and scores so many goals its amazing.

          • comment avatar Darren Smith April 4, 2012

            That is fair enough but this site is all about the future screenshots and without them a player won’t be profiled.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust April 3, 2012

    Darren can you have a look at Kevin Strootman mate? He seems good enough on my save but spends his whole time at PSv so he must be able to get better.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 4, 2012

      He is a good player but falls slightly too short technically considering his asking price unfortunately. Great mental stats though if thats what you look for.

  • comment avatar DannyBhoy1888 April 4, 2012

    Here a list a guys i have bought or appear to be doing well in my save:
    Adryan AM C Brazilian
    Denis AM C Spanish
    Daniele Rugani DC Italian
    Pablo Sarabia AM LC Spanish
    Leandro AM RLC FC Brazilian
    Luc Castaignos AM R ST
    All these players appear to be prospect for the future.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 4, 2012

      Thanks for the names, some of those players we have or are in the process of profiling but a couple have been written off due to lack of development in various saves.

  • comment avatar DannyBhoy1888 April 11, 2012

    Just found this player his mental stats and Atheltic stats are very good for a player of his age
    Pierre-michel lasogga hes a german striker who plays for hertha BSC

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 11, 2012

      Yeah but his technical attributes are far too low alongside his agility and acceleration. He doesn’t reach a high enough standard I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar shade April 11, 2012

    cant find martin galvan of cruz azul..in fm11…he’s a beast

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 11, 2012

      Yeah I can’t find him either, was a good buy in last years version.

      • comment avatar shade April 11, 2012

        juz asking mate…do u watching the real madrid vs atletico now??lol..:D

        • comment avatar Darren Smith April 12, 2012

          Nah I didn’t get chance unfortunately.

  • comment avatar fuzzy April 11, 2012

    hey darren…what do u think about mats hummels,marco reus and jose callejon???

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 12, 2012

      I like all of them, but never gotten round to doing a profile. Cellejon is the weakest out of all for me, but I think Hummels is an excellent ball winning midfielder.

  • comment avatar matt April 13, 2012

    Get Marco Rojas, he plays in the A-league for Melbourne victory….he gets well good and you can buy him very cheap…also I was wondering about Feghouli for Valencia, I heard he gets really good but I cant seem to sign him ?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 14, 2012

      Rojas doesn’t look like much in any of my saves and to be honest he doesn’t seem like having the potential to play for any top half side.

      As for Feghouli he does have potential but never reached it in my saves so I couldn’t say for certain how well he can develop.

  • comment avatar Adam April 14, 2012

    Wigan signed Pavel Niakhaichyk on my save and he’s been devastating to play against, any chance of a profile? I’m thinking about stealing him from them.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 14, 2012

      While he looks good I don’t have a future profile good enough to warrant a report unfortunately.

  • comment avatar Mohammad Sadek April 18, 2012

    Hi Darren what about Stefan Bell Mainz & Serdar Aziz Bursaspor .

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 18, 2012

      Sorry neither player is visible in any of my saves.

      • comment avatar Athanasios April 25, 2012

        Nacer Barazite He is already good and pretty cheap around 1m. He starts with good stats for his age , good purchase if u running a low budget team..

        • comment avatar Darren Smith April 25, 2012

          He is a pretty good buy but I don’t have a future save in which he has hit a good enough level yet unfortunately.

  • comment avatar george April 28, 2012

    hey darren what do you think about Gökhan Töre from HSV? what is he like in the future?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 28, 2012

      He gets very good technically, physically and creativity wise…but his teamwork and general mental attributes are whats stopped us doing a profile.

  • comment avatar fatush April 28, 2012

    can you recommend me a good box to box midfielder, preferably cheap!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 28, 2012

      I think Milan Badelj could do well in that role and is quite cheap, other than him maybe look at Bertolacci but he’s not available until the seasons end.

  • comment avatar Johnny April 28, 2012

    who do your thinks will be potentially better, Antonie Griezmann or Gaston Ramirez?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 28, 2012

      Both fairly similar but Ramirez tips it for me.

  • comment avatar Harry Ross April 30, 2012

    jason steele turn out any good? thanks a lot mate

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 30, 2012

      He isn’t bad, but I wouldn’t go for him myself as there’s stronger options.

  • comment avatar Harry Ross May 1, 2012

    how about jack cork or lucas digne?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 1, 2012

      Cork isn’t really good enough I’m afraid, Digne is a good player but I need a future profile that shows his full development before reporting as the images I have now aren’t good enough.

  • comment avatar William May 2, 2012

    First off thank you so much for constructing this table, helped me a lot to find the bargains within the game otherwise I would have never of come across. Anyway, just wanted to ask you…if money wasn’t a factor what would be your best starting 11 overall in the game??

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 2, 2012

      I couldn’t offer a best starting XI, but I guess it would be the highest star players in the list above.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust May 4, 2012

    Hello again Darren im not sure if you have already looked at these but ive got some players. Rodrigo at Benfica, Elkeson at Botafogo, Inigo Martinez Real Sociedad, Ola John, Alexandre Lacazette, Kevin De Bruyne and ive got a very good profile of Joe Allen at Swansea if you can give me any tips to get it to you.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 4, 2012

      Hey Greg, Rodrigo does look worthy of a profile but I am waiting for a screenshot of him at his best. Elkeson, John and De Bruyne have been ruled out for one reason or another. But we’re doing a profile already on Allen which will be published eventually and the same goes for Martinez…there is just a huge backlog of profiles to get done.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust May 4, 2012

    You do a great job mate. So in your own time.

  • comment avatar Yoga May 8, 2012

    Hi darren, nice website you have here. It’s really helpful.. Want to ask your opinion about Maxym Koval, he’s a goalkeeper for dinamo kyiv if i’m not mistaken. What do you think the future profile of him?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 8, 2012

      He doesn’t improve enough in any of my saves I’m afraid mate, but glad the site has helped.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust May 8, 2012

    two for the books Darren there not on every game due to leagues but ive got Wesley Said at Rennes and giovanni cristofari at palermo. I Know you’ve got a list of players so no rush mate.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 8, 2012

      Unfortunately neither player has developed in my saves, there future profiles are really bad because of next to no first team football.

  • comment avatar Ben May 10, 2012

    Hi Darren just wondering, how good does nastasic from fiorentina get. thanks

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 11, 2012

      He hasn’t improved much in my saves I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar Jack May 10, 2012

    Ive found on the new update that the following players are great and definitely worth a look:-
    Julien Draxler
    Gokhan Tore
    Marco Reus

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 11, 2012

      I mention them to Karl who is doing most of the top flight profiles now.

      • comment avatar Jack May 14, 2012

        Thanks, keep up the good work.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust May 15, 2012

    Have you got any good future profiles of lars bender because ive got one. I just want to know if its a fluke or not because he looks amazing.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 15, 2012

      You’d need to check with Karl for a profile on him but I think he looks good.

  • comment avatar bob May 16, 2012

    hi darren, first of all, what a great list this is. i found it to be really helpfull

    can i ask about some player? the name is:

    fabio borini
    miguel rubio
    tomas necid

    thx

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 16, 2012

      Rubio and Necid aren’t visible in my future saves to comment on and Borini just isn’t my type of striker to be honest.

      • comment avatar bob May 16, 2012

        ok, thx for the reply.

        one more thing, how about these player

        eden hazard
        esteban fernandez
        sotiris ninis

        thx

        • comment avatar Darren Smith May 16, 2012

          Hazard is world class, Fernandez isn’t visible in my future save and Ninis is a good all rounder that never really excels in one particular area.

  • comment avatar hira May 18, 2012

    Do u know jack butland?
    is the best goalkeeper, he is the future of English goalkeeping on FM 2012:D

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 18, 2012

      I know him but he’s not been profiled because he never seems to reach his potential in my saves.

  • comment avatar mudo May 21, 2012

    Add Ömer Toprak from Turkey. He is all round BPD with Cover duty. He is one of the best p/p DC’s.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 21, 2012

      He is a quality defender, these profiles for top flight players are down to Karl now so we’ll see if he wants to profile him.

  • comment avatar Jacobs May 21, 2012

    does anyone know new players to sign? i’m in 2021 and all these ones are already old

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 21, 2012

      Its impossible to know new players to sign beyond these as if the ones above are too old (the list includes 16 year olds) then no ‘real life player’ will be young enough for you….meaning all the players you are talking about will be regens, players made up by the computer which are different in every game.

  • comment avatar Owen May 26, 2012

    B. Leno (GK)
    D. Santon
    Eriksen, L.Fer,
    Abel Hernandez(Very good) scored more then 100goals in single 2012 season. 2013 being bidding by barca 69Mil.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 26, 2012

      We have already profiled Eriksen, Leno is far too expensive and the rest I haven’t got a good enough future profile for but Karl and Jonathan are doing more top flight profiles now so if they see this I’m sure they’ll check their saves.

  • comment avatar Owen May 26, 2012

    Ganso
    thiago barca
    s.roberto barca
    Very good..

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 26, 2012

      They are, we’ve already profiled them.

  • comment avatar Cameron June 1, 2012

    Serge gnabry from arsenal develops quite well
    The best player from arsenal’s u19s

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 1, 2012

      He’s never amounted to much in my saves unfortunately and without good future profiles we can’t do a report.

  • comment avatar DannyBhoy1888 June 1, 2012

    Sergio canales is a very technical player, do you now how he developes?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 2, 2012

      He can develop very well but doesn’t do so well in my saves due to lack of first team football…worth signing if available cheap though.

  • comment avatar art June 2, 2012

    how about moritz leitner?
    could play almost everywhere in midfield

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 2, 2012

      Pretty good player but hasn’t reached a high enough level in my future saves unfortunately.

  • comment avatar mudo June 2, 2012

    http://d1206.hizliresim.com/y/2/7cj44.png

    That screenshot explains what Suarez can capable of. I didn’t needed him at the game start but now he developed even better than Gylfi Sigurdsson lol. He is available for only 1-2m € at game start. This Bolivian is REAL magician of the ball. I had him at my St. Pauli save lol. But with right training (which i never had with St. Pauli save) and good coaches, he becomes almost best AMC and set piece taker (probably best p/p) in game. Top quality !

    10/10 !

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 2, 2012

      Ability isn’t his problem, the problem is he isn’t visible with large database and the main European countries loaded, therefore he can’t be profiled.

      • comment avatar mudo June 3, 2012

        I can help with that. Here Suarez’s profile at game start.

        http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4170/diegosuarez.jpg

        His profile at 2014 with another save:

        http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/717/diegosuarez2.jpg

        His profile with my current save. He trained with CPU teams:

        http://g1206.hizliresim.com/y/3/7dgw6.png

        This screenshots shows he can be very versatile player. You can train his quickness to make nice Poacher or train his technique skills to make very good AMC. Also you can train him for Winger or even MC with defensive skills (look at his considerable tackling and marking lol.

        The main problem is mental stats. You can train his one or two mental stat via invidiual training by picking one. Consider which position you want to put him. If you want Poacher, then train his off the ball. If you want AMC, then train composure/anticipation.

        I’m sorry for bad English lol.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith June 3, 2012

          I don’t think you understand, he can not be profiled because he is not visible within the database size and countries that we use. We have a set rule that anyone not visible in these countries most likely won’t show up in more than half of the gamers saves due to the countries readers usually load…so the profile wouldn’t help them, it would just frustrate them because they can’t find the player. Its not a case of he can’t be profiled because we can’t see him in game to get details, its that we won’t profile players that aren’t visible with the major European leagues loaded only.

  • comment avatar rio June 4, 2012

    Hi, I was wondering if you knoew how leon goretzka turns out?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 4, 2012

      I have never hear of him and he isn’t visible in my saves, are you sure he isn’t a regen?

      • comment avatar rio June 4, 2012

        It could be a possibility, but he had a club history in 10/11 season so I thought he may have been an actual player, thanks for checking

  • comment avatar Raso93lfc June 4, 2012

    Hello, what about Ruben Rochina and Laroy Fer, Jovetic, Rajkovic ?
    Just wanna help cause its 15 Nov. 2015 in my game, this 2 look great ;) tips for low budget clubs, buy Morten Gamst Pedersen, great corners can play both foot, great singing ;)Also, Drenthe after first season is free agent try to buy him.
    Whole my team are players from this list + pedersen :D
    Great site mate, let me know about that players are they worth buying, cause in 2015 are not rly cheap :)
    Regards.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 5, 2012

      There is a ‘recommend a player’ page if you go there and offer screenshots we’ll take a look.

  • comment avatar lukeyt June 4, 2012

    Anybody had bellusci centre (italian) from sporting i believe great stats!?

  • comment avatar lukeyt June 4, 2012

    *centre back 22 yrs old

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 5, 2012

      I haven’t I’m afraid, but also looked for him in my future save of which he hasn’t improved enough really.

      • comment avatar Raso93lfc June 5, 2012

        If you can pls replay on my post above this one ;) thx.

  • comment avatar gooner June 6, 2012

    sigruson is the best 3 apps 8 goals!!! 15 mill

    4 and a half stars

    u can buy him for 13 or 12 mil so pls do hes amazing.

  • comment avatar sam June 8, 2012

    thibaut courtois gets 2 and a half????you must seriously be mad….he actually deserves double of that….

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 8, 2012

      The ratings are based on value for money, and more than £50 million asking price at the start of the game isn’t value for money any day!!

      So you think a good (not brilliant) keeper that has a starting asking price of more than £50 million is a 5 star…hmmm….

  • comment avatar jonesy June 8, 2012

    kurt zouma any good

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 8, 2012

      He is in the list above, just click his name.

  • comment avatar beep June 16, 2012

    What About Romario(LB)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2012

      You’ll have to narrow it down, whats his full name, it will be seen under his information.

      • comment avatar beep June 22, 2012

        his full name is romario and he plays in the brazilian league with a team called vitoria

        • comment avatar Darren Smith June 22, 2012

          That is not his full name, his full name can be found under his information as mentioned…But I think you’re mixed up, there is no Romario at Vitoria who plays left back, only a right back that we have profiled already.

  • comment avatar Arabas June 17, 2012

    how about Yann Sommer (GK) genie scout shows him as one of the best world GK’s but his stats isn’t looking amazing :/

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 17, 2012

      Karl has looked at him and deemed Sommer not quite good enough. I don’t use Genie Scout as I prefer to find players through searching but have heard a lot of people say it is innacurate so don’t believe everything it says.

      • comment avatar Arabas June 17, 2012

        Thank You. Also i have question how to make a relationship with wonderkid, for example im currently managing Atalanta from Italia A league and i want to sign Willian from shakhtar, but he isn’t interested in joining my club.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith June 17, 2012

          If he isn’t interested you can’t force him to change his mind, life doesn’t work that way so neither does the game. Just wait and if you do better I’m sure he’ll have interest eventually.

  • comment avatar sahobit June 19, 2012

    I can’t see SUSO from liverpool. That guy is an absolute beast if trained well. Better than raheem sterling IMO

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 19, 2012

      We just don’t have a good enough future profile and without that he can’t be profiled.

  • comment avatar Arabas June 19, 2012

    Zakaria Labyad from PSV i think he should be on this list

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 19, 2012

      I don’t have a good enough future profile of him and that is why he is not featured…but Karl is now doing top flight profiles so if he has one I’m sure Labyad will be featured.

  • comment avatar sahobit June 19, 2012

    Good work on the list darren. I wanna ask a question; when you coach a team, do you attend the pre-match and post-match conferences?? thanks again . cheers

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 19, 2012

      Thanks mate, I don’t attend those conferences no, I leave them to the assistant as he does a better job.

  • comment avatar Stephen June 21, 2012

    Just want to know how these players turn out:
    Suso – Liverpool
    Teemu Pukki – Schalke
    Pierre-Michel Lassogga – Hertha BSC
    And thanks for this list got some fantastic players from it that I would never have found otherwise :-)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 21, 2012

      All very poor in my saves, they may develop well under good management but maybe not worth the risk.

  • comment avatar Darren June 26, 2012

    what does adam campbell turn out like? man united signed him from me

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 27, 2012

      Not very good mate, he has never developed to even Championship level in my saves.

  • comment avatar Darren June 27, 2012

    what do you think of lass bangoura from guinea?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 27, 2012

      Never seen him develop into anything great so don’t rate him TBH.

  • comment avatar Darren June 27, 2012

    how do you see your shortlist?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 27, 2012

      There is no shortlist and one has never been mentioned, this is a list of players with links to comprehensive profiles, we don’t provide a shortlist for the game as that would be besides the point of making such an effort with the players profiles.

      • comment avatar Darren June 27, 2012

        good page btw but i meant in football manager how do i see the players that i put on my shortlist

        • comment avatar Darren Smith June 27, 2012

          Just go to player search then the ‘shortlist’ section.

          • comment avatar Darren June 27, 2012

            thanks

  • comment avatar Uruwow July 1, 2012

    What about Tabare Viudez? From Nacional Uruguay!

  • comment avatar Uruwow July 1, 2012

    I was just looking for some tallent from Uruguay and I only found Lodeiro.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 1, 2012

      He doesn’t show up in any of my saves meaning the Uruguayan leagues must be loaded and most gamers won’t see him.

      • comment avatar Uruwow July 2, 2012

        That really doesn’t make any sense taking in concideration that so many players get transfered from there, I would say that they are missing alot of players like Rollin DC and Cabrera AMC or Tabare Viudez himself who has a four star promise but on FM 2011 I took him to a Messi like stats and I also found this guy in Brazil named Pinga, I can get his whole name if you like, he has been awsome for my first season. But I understand your whole thong about having a data as big as the average player. Still, do you have any players in mind from Uruguay that are in your database?

    • comment avatar Uruwow July 2, 2012

      talent*

      • comment avatar Darren Smith July 3, 2012

        I’ve already told you that you need the particular league loaded to see most of the players mentioned…I don’t understand what is confusing about that.

        We will not be profiling any Uruguay players until we find ones that are worth doing, of which there aren’t any yet. At least not any that are visible using a large database with the major European leagues loaded. We don’t profile on nationality, we profile on quality.

  • comment avatar URUWOW July 3, 2012

    Can you freaking read? I said I understood!!! My question was, CAN YOU TELL ME OF ANY URUGUAYAN PLAYERS THAT COULD BE A DECENT SIGNING WITHIN YOUR CURRENT DATABESE, MEANING WITHIN THE LEAGUES YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF PLAYERS FROM URUGUAY AROUND, THEY ARE NOT JUST IN URUGUAY! I DIDN’T ASK YOU TO GO OUT OF YOUR WAY AND START A NEW GAME WITH THE URUGUAYAN LEAGUE IN IT. WITHIN YOUR CURRENT DATABASE, BUT I GUESS IS TOO MUCH TO ASK. HAVE A GOOD ONE ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO PULL UP THE FREAKING SHORTLIST INSIDE THE GAME, AND ABOUT NAMES THAT ARE ALREADY ON THE LIST!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 4, 2012

      By the fact I am replying to your comments of course I can read!! The first sentence of your previous comment read ‘That really doesn’t make any sense taking in concideration that so many players get transfered from there’. So sorry if I misunderstood…I do see what you were meaning by the final part of your comment now but when I first read it the first bit seemed to contradict the last bit, so I assumed when you were referring to ‘my’ database that you meant my own little database of players here.

      Either way I have already answered your question if you actually read through my comment properly, I said ‘We will not be profiling any Uruguay players until we find ones that are worth doing, of which there aren’t any yet. At least not any that are visible using a large database with the major European leagues loaded.’

      So maybe I am reading your comment wrong again as I don’t understand how my previous comment could be confusing. By the way, I don’t appreciate the tone of your comment and especially the last bit, I have answered your questions, its your problem that you don’t like the answer. And as a side note I answer questions on far more technical areas of the game every day, so please don’t try to insult me, it will just lead to you been banned from the site which I’d rather not do, but will if you continue to treat me like some sort of idiot!

      • comment avatar James Parry July 8, 2012

        ‘I dont appreciate your tone of comment’ haha brilliant

        • comment avatar Darren Smith July 8, 2012

          Yeah, I hate having to pull people up on rude comments, purely because I don’t know how to word the response properly.

          A comment can’t have a particular ‘tone’ due to the fact its in the written word, lol. Just not sure how else to word it so I just hope everyone gets what I mean. :)

  • comment avatar Uruwow July 4, 2012

    I didn’t mean to be an a**, well I did but I was having a bad day. So I apologize. I wasn’t asking you to profile any players from Uruguay, I was just asking if you had any names in mind but I guess you don’t and thats fine. But if you don’t mind checking Diego Polenta who starts the game in Bari and Matías Aguirregaray who shoul be in Palermo at the start of the game and Abel Hernández also in palermo and the last one would be Santiago Damián García he is playing at Atlético Paranaense so am not sure you’ll have him. thx.

    • comment avatar Uruwow July 4, 2012

      Sorry, in the game it’s just Santiago García.

      • comment avatar Darren Smith July 4, 2012

        To be honest none of them are good enough for the top teams in my opinion. They are decent players but have never amounted to anything in my saves other than Polenta who became a decent mid-table prospect, of course Hernandez is a well known wonderkid…Hernandez is a very good player indeed but his asking price tends to put people off from save to save.

        • comment avatar Uruwow July 4, 2012

          ok, thx.

  • comment avatar Glen July 5, 2012

    Hi Darren , perhaps this isn’t really among the topic this blog is about but I am just wondering if you have ever tried playing + retraining Sergio canales as a striker ? I first start doing this in fm11 and it worked great so I decided to try it in fm12 also and got similar results , he wasn’t breaking into the Spanish squad in my game until I start doing this and no Spain play him up front also , he is not a goal machine by any means but averages about 20 a season and gets lots of assists

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 5, 2012

      I haven’t no, just the fact that there are so many amazing out and out strikers prevents me from trying such things TBH, but there are certain players in the game that could be suited to a change.

  • comment avatar Glen July 5, 2012

    Ye that’s true but I was mid season and had a shortage of strikers, just thought I’d put up here for people to take it on board if they don’t have the transfer funds or have an injury crisis mid season it might be worth trying

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust July 6, 2012

    Hi Darren long time, What do you think of Ryad Boudebouz at FC Sochaux ? He’s showing some promise in my Dortmund save.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 6, 2012

      Hi Greg, he’s a promising player and one of the sites authors has recently profiled him, if you go to the sites ‘home’ page you’ll find his profile there.

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust July 6, 2012

    Thanks mate.

  • comment avatar Matthew July 6, 2012

    Could you tell me what you think of shaun hutchingson he plays for motherwell and looks like he has potential

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 6, 2012

      I don’t rate him to be honest, never seems to develop beyond a relegation EPL team really.

  • comment avatar jimmy July 11, 2012

    my all time favourite fm bargain is andile jali( kara needs work permit soo …)jali improves a real lot known that he is already 21

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 11, 2012

      Yeah both are in the list above, very good players and while Kara needs a work permit that only makes a difference in England and he qualifies for one eventually.

  • comment avatar jimmy July 11, 2012

    darren, when u do fm 13 profiles( if u are doing them ) could u have the little shape aswell as the attributes, this will help people that havent been with the game to long and more easy to tell who is good instead of just looking at numbers

    thank you

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 11, 2012

      We won’t be doing that as the old style attribute screen which includes that graph is far too big for this image sizes we use, that is why we do the ‘overview’ ‘profile’.

  • comment avatar Tom July 11, 2012

    You’re asking price for Leandro Damiao says 57mill, well i’ve just got him for 15mill for Newcastle in January. Great bargain i believe

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 11, 2012

      All the prices on here are from the very start of a new season, his price will change beyond that. £ 15 mill is bargain.

      • comment avatar Tom July 12, 2012

        Any recommendations for a decent keeper? I’m struggling to find any at the minute, scouting around but not much coming up

        • comment avatar Darren Smith July 12, 2012

          My main recommendation would be Stegen who we’ve profiled here.

          • comment avatar Tom July 14, 2012

            This really is a phenomenal list. Literally every player I ever buy, I consult this list. Great work putting it together.

          • comment avatar Darren Smith July 14, 2012

            Thanks Tom, I really appreciate it when readers take the time to to say thanks…to be honest that is what makes all the lists worth while.

  • comment avatar CAM3747 July 15, 2012

    is jack butland an good???

    • comment avatar CAM3747 July 15, 2012

      *any

      • comment avatar Darren Smith July 15, 2012

        He’s decent and could develop with plenty first team football but there are many better options.

  • comment avatar ganjar July 15, 2012

    Hi darren, what do you think about khouma babacar from fiorentina ??

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 15, 2012

      I think he can be a very good player, but you don’t always see him fully developed…many players tend to have two stages of development, they grow a lot in their teens and early twenties where they reach a very high level, but Babacar seems to develop into a ‘good’ player during that time while he doesn’t develop into a world class striker until he goes past his mid twenties…if the CPU doesn’t offer enough first team football every season especially early on he never reaches that level.

  • comment avatar Aaron July 16, 2012

    Hi, been checking out this site for ages and it is by far the best out there. so thanks for that. was just wondering if anyone has seen how matias suarez turns out? plays for anderlecht and only seems to show up on large database. got curious after hearing about some transfer rumours around january linking him to arsenal. can’t get him into the gunners yet as he never gets a work permit. just wondering if it’s worth the wait to sign him.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 16, 2012

      He’s not improved enough in any of my saves I’m afraid, not worth signing this year IMO.

  • comment avatar Mario July 17, 2012

    For some reason I can’t find any of the players you marked on this list from Dinamo and Shaktar, such as Milan Badelj, Willian, etc. Any ideas how to get them in my game or too restart the save? Also great website, helped me alot with other players.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 17, 2012

      You need to load a minimum of medium database, from what you’ve mentioned I can only assume you have a small database loaded which will restrict you majorly. Restart the save and use a ‘large’ database this time, that will show almost all the players on this list. Hope that helps.

      • comment avatar Mario July 17, 2012

        Hmm but how would I change the small database to a large, where would I go? Sorry, I am very new to this game.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith July 17, 2012

          When you start a new game, all the stuff is there to change as drop down boxes and tick options. Its around the same page as when you select the leagues you load.

  • comment avatar Darren July 26, 2012

    i was just wondering how alex serrano turns out got him for 1.5 million. i didnt think he was great but hes played well in a few games and real madrid keep bidding for him, also in my sunderland save bendtner is injured who do you recommend i start instead of him i have jackson martinez,mbaye niang,ji dong won or wickham? thanks for making this website btw it has helped so much

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 26, 2012

      He has never turned into anything great on my saves. As for who to start I’d recommend rotating Niang and Wickham until you can see who’ll hit the best form.

  • comment avatar leonardo July 27, 2012

    I’m playing in Brazilian league. Adryan(flamengo) and Lucas Piazon(Sao Paulo-Chelsea).Are they good options? And jack Wilshere.What value arsenal ask for him?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 27, 2012

      They are good players but not good enough to be reported on. As for Wilshere I don’t know his asking price, try bidding and find out.

  • comment avatar staridedo July 28, 2012

    Nika Dzalamidze, Stiven Rivic??? Found at england,brazil, germany and france with med db

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 29, 2012

      Rivic is nowhere near good enough I’m afraid and the other player isn’t visible in my save though I don’t have French & Germany loaded.

  • comment avatar staridedo July 29, 2012

    Patryk Małecki is a definitely decent young player. Scored 25 goals in 34 Bundesliga games for me and he is a right wing. Bought him form Eskisehirspor for 5M Euro and sold him to Liverpool for 22 M Euro

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 29, 2012

      To be honest he doesn’t look good attribute wise, but maybe he hasn’t developed in my games.

  • comment avatar Kyle August 3, 2012

    Marco Verratti is a great CM. young talented and can play ACM/ CM/ DCM.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 3, 2012

      He certainly is, we have profiled him in the list above.

  • comment avatar Darren August 6, 2012

    conor wickham is a good player but he cant score for me anymore ive tried everthing ive played him as a poacher and everything but he always kicks it miles wide and what makes it worse is that hes scoring tonnes for england u21s

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 6, 2012

      Maybe try adjusting the tactic, your tact on team talks or resting him for a few games.

      • comment avatar Darren August 6, 2012

        i use your arsenal fromation it works a treat i was getting sucked into a relegation scrap but i changed to your formation and got some vital wins ok so i will thanks

  • comment avatar Pranav August 7, 2012

    Darren,

    Any take on Marco Capuano? He’s available for a pretty low price (800k) and stats seems great for a 19 year old. Plus he can play both full back and center back.

    Excellent list. Can’t imagine the research this must have required, so kudos!

    Thanks,
    Pranav

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 7, 2012

      I think he’s quite good but not good enough to warrant a move as a club aiming high IMO…maybe OK for backup.

      Thanks for the compliment, the site does take time but its worth it.

  • comment avatar Brandon August 7, 2012

    Hi Darren, I have just recently started a save with Malaga. Ive just started the secound half of the season. I was just wondering if any of the youngsters at Malaga do develop into good players. So players like Isco, Recio and Ruiz.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 7, 2012

      Isco is worth keeping but I’m not sure about the rest.

  • comment avatar Brandon August 7, 2012

    Ok thanks mate.

  • comment avatar delipepe August 8, 2012

    hey! I am from greece and sorry for my bad english :( I need some wonderkids for olympiakos(greek superleague) for good potential but and good curetn ability
    i have see some good players
    Jano(spartak moscow)
    kyriakos papadopoulos(shalke)
    areola(PSG)
    but is not with good curent ability you can help me too fiund some players with curent ability and good pontetial ability?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 8, 2012

      Just click on the players names in the list above, there’s plenty to look through there.

  • comment avatar delipepe August 8, 2012

    ok! i need and 1 more think you know a trick too past the years more faster?

  • comment avatar Svan Relac August 11, 2012

    hey darren, is there any chancefor making a poll about best cheap wonderkids first 11. so best first 11 wonderkids you could get for, lets say, 30-40 mil €

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 11, 2012

      There won’t be a poll but I will be doing a new cheap wonderkid list very soon so stay tuned.

      • comment avatar Svan Relac August 11, 2012

        ok, im looking forward to it! btw, is there any use in having two ap support one next to another? i have badelj and hamsik in my midfield. hamsik is ap support but i dont know what role to give to badelj. any advice?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith August 11, 2012

          The cheap wonderkid post is now available, just go to the sites homepage and its view able from there. As for your question I suggest offering a different role, maybe CM support but it all depends on the tactic and testing it to be honest.

          • comment avatar Svan Relac August 11, 2012

            wow darren, that was quick mate. i only expected that post to be up in few days! really good work! the first 11 looks great! 25 million — absolut bargain!! i ll definately buy that team in some of my future saves! o and hoe come badelj didnt make the list? i mean he really is a top bargain

          • comment avatar Darren Smith August 11, 2012

            This post has been in the making for a few weeks to be honest so I can’t take credit for getting it done in a matter of days :) As for Badelj he is a top talent but due to price and slight decrease in ability in the latest patch I decided to look elsewhere.

  • comment avatar P. Rubio August 13, 2012

    Hey Darren and Co. cheers for the site. I was wondering if you guys were ever going to profile Mats Hummels?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 13, 2012

      He is just a very obvious option so I won’t be personally but one of the other scouts might.

  • comment avatar lee joel August 15, 2012

    flicked through most of your replies and might of missed the legend i’ll mention. David neumann, young german striker from stuttgart and he is as deadly as rooney. Got to be one of the best youngsters in fm2012 and available from the start

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 16, 2012

      Are you sure he’s not a regen? He doesn’t appear in any of my saves…unless you have to have the German league loaded maybe but if he was as deadly as Rooney then that wouldn’t be the case.

      • comment avatar lee joel August 16, 2012

        not a regen and i only run english,spanish and italian leagues mate, gutted you cant see him. Check him out on the steam forum. My profile is…. Joelthemole79

        • comment avatar Darren Smith August 17, 2012

          Not sure what the problem is then unless you aren’t playing patch 12.2.

  • comment avatar Svan Relac August 17, 2012

    hey darren, what do you think about muhammad demirci, a youngster from besiktas? people tell me he develops really well. and could you recommend a good right winger or inside forward that could br bought for around 20 mil €?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 17, 2012

      Demirci is a decent player, you can see his profile by clicking his name in the list above…there are other right wingers to look through above also…I’d just be rewriting their names so suggest checking out their profiles.

  • comment avatar kazza August 17, 2012

    what about fabian delph ? been managing him for 2 years and is very good . but it may also be my tactic thay favours him … but could check
    thans

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 17, 2012

      He’s not good enough unfortunately.

  • comment avatar fearghal August 20, 2012

    have you tried jonathon de guzman from villereal? Am curious to know if he has good potential looks good but not sure.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 21, 2012

      He’s not enough to be profiled due to the future screenshots we have.

  • comment avatar rio August 25, 2012

    does thorgan hazard turn out any good?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 26, 2012

      Not really, he decent but no more.

  • comment avatar vic August 28, 2012

    how about andik vermansah from persebaya?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 28, 2012

      That player isn’t even visible in any of my saves so I don’t know I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar Ace September 1, 2012

    Who is the guy on the profile picture on the left? I mean, in the middle is Gotze, right is Lucas, but who is left and in which club does he play? I know him, I just cant remember his name…
    PS: Fantastic work , amazing list!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 1, 2012

      Thats Kadlec of Sparta Prague, he’s a striker.

      • comment avatar Ace September 1, 2012

        Thank you!

  • comment avatar konstantinos volos September 6, 2012

    guys i am managing olympiakos sf piraeus . i won the ecc, greek superleague,greek cup and super cup .rafik djebour was the first scorer in champons league with 11 goals.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 6, 2012

      He isn’t visible in any of my saves meaning the league he starts in must be loaded for him to be visible so he’ll never get profiled.

  • comment avatar RM fan September 7, 2012

    What about Raphael Varane and Jesé? (both on Real Madrid)
    Do they become world class players?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 7, 2012

      I haven’t seen enough of Jese to suggest he’ll be good enough, and while Varane is very good and does turn into a top talent he is just too expensive to profile.

  • comment avatar Jay September 12, 2012

    Great List!

    Here are 3 players I found quite amazing

    Odion Ighalo, ST from Nigeria

    Tolga Ciğerci, MC from Turkey

    Radja Nainggolan, MC from Belgium

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 12, 2012

      Thanks but we won’t be taking any further names for profiling, we have too much to publish before the new game is released.

  • comment avatar Sam September 13, 2012

    Would you say there is any argument to say that some players play better than their attributes shown? Leandro case in point 5 seasons played scored more than 20 in each for Sunderland yet attributes would suggest he wasn’t capable

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 13, 2012

      There is an argument for that yes. Sometimes a player settles into a side like no other, he gets the perfect role in the perfect position and hits a run of form that you maintain really well…in all of those scenarios a player can play well beyond his attributes. But it also comes down to your perception of a players attributes, you may see general attributes of a particular player and think he’s average whereas I may highlight particular vital attributes from the same player that make him seem much better than you first thought.

      • comment avatar Sam September 13, 2012

        I play him as a poacher on the shoulder of wickham as a target man with giuliano just in behind and last season he was top scorer with 32 and we came 2nd,just something I was wondering, cheers

  • comment avatar Minimisund September 17, 2012

    Hey Darren! love your blog, have you looked at this guy: http://imageshack.us/a/img823/859/bigtalent.jpg

    and this:
    http://imageshack.us/a/img832/5862/bigtalent2.jpg
    always turns out great for me

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 17, 2012

      Thanks, I have seen both and while they are good I just haven’t had good enough future profiles like the ones you have there. Unfortunately too late to report on them now.

  • comment avatar santosh September 27, 2012

    When i look all players final attributes in gene scout, all their final attributes are much lower that what i see here. Is there something wrong with my fm 12.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 27, 2012

      Genie is a prediction and frankly an inaccurate one from what I have been told…I wouldn’t trust it to be honest. These profiles that we do here are the only way of seeing a players real future as simulated in game…Genie Scout probably just guesses the players development based around PA etc.

  • comment avatar Adil September 30, 2012

    between alex ox-chamberlain , andre schurrle , and scott sinclair , which do you prefer the bez ? or do you prefer another demon-speed wingers ? hope u can help me mate , :)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 1, 2012

      Chamberlain is my favorite providing its in the current patch and he gets plenty of football.

  • comment avatar Can October 4, 2012

    Srdjan Mijailovic, one of the best defensive/central midfielders in the game.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 4, 2012

      Sorry he is not visible in my saves, so he’s either a regen or only visible with the nation he plays in selected as playable.

  • comment avatar ryanM October 13, 2012

    i’ve play chelsea using the new database, which include the lastest transfer. So my chelsea have eden hazard, marko marin, oscar, cesar azpilicueta, lukaku, etc. i’m gonna make a dream team. lol

  • comment avatar ImeWarhol October 21, 2012

    try Nazmi Faiz Mansor..he is Malaysian wonderkid…also Rozaimi Abdul Rahman… and dragan radovic..

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 21, 2012

      None of them are visible in my save.

  • comment avatar Juvedavid October 24, 2012

    Try David Loose position striker, he is German. And Romário position right wingback.

    • comment avatar Juvedavid October 24, 2012

      Romário are Brazilian

      • comment avatar Darren Smith October 24, 2012

        We are not taking anymore recommendations for FM12, but we have already profiled Romario.

    • comment avatar Juvedavid October 24, 2012

      Emiliano Días from Boca Juniors

      • comment avatar Darren Smith October 24, 2012

        I just said we’re not taking anymore recommendations as the new game is out.

  • comment avatar AllBlues November 2, 2012

    Is there any other good youngsters that isn’t on this list that you can recommend?
    OT: do you get wonderkid regens? because i haven’t seen one yet and i’ve been playing a while.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 2, 2012

      There are loads but we are still reviewing them and it takes time to get additions on the list so you’ll have to bare with us I’m afraid, there should be one new player added every day.

      I do get wonderkid regens, and lots of them TBH. Try checking the Argentine and Brazilian clubs.

  • comment avatar AllBlues November 23, 2012

    Hey, again!

    Was just wondering, Iv’e been buying this left back for most of my games, Luis Ibanez, he’s 23 and play good, but I noticed nobody’s mentioned him.
    What do you think of him?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 23, 2012

      I’m not exactly wowed by him but he is a decent left back.

      • comment avatar AllBlues November 24, 2012

        Thanks again!
        Oh and about that regen thing above, i searched the whole of europe and a bit of south america and still not one wonderkid! The best I found was a kid with 4.5 PA but only promising winger

        • comment avatar Darren Smith November 24, 2012

          I don’t know, but that description is irrelevant anyway, just because they aren’t called a wonderkid doesn’t mean they won’t develop like one.

  • comment avatar porl December 3, 2012

    Hey what of jese from real madrid is he also a wonderkid?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 3, 2012

      He just hasn’t improved enough as already mentioned.

  • comment avatar AllBlues December 11, 2012

    Hey again, I was just wondering what do you think of Inigo Martinez and James Ward-Prowese (not sure if it’s spelt like that) from Southampton?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 11, 2012

      Inigo is very good but a little bit too expensive, unfortunately Ward-Prowse hasn’t developed in my saves but he does look talented.

  • comment avatar THERUSBEAST December 25, 2012

    you might have a look at yaya sanogo, he is beast!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 26, 2012

      He’s in the list above already

  • comment avatar THERUSBEAST December 25, 2012

    and why varane and cavani are not on the list?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 26, 2012

      We didn’t have brilliant screenshots to do them justice and add the high asking price meant we didn’t profile them. Unlike most sites we go into more detail then just a few names in a table, but we have to have all the details available first.

  • comment avatar THERUSBEAST December 26, 2012

    Maxim Coval doesn’t have high asking price though

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 26, 2012

      We aren’t doing fm12 profiles anymore, the new game is out.

  • comment avatar dodo31 January 3, 2013

    Hello Darren what nations should I choose to load to get the most wonderkids yet have adequate game speed? Thanks!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 3, 2013

      The minimum you want is a large database but I also load England, Spain, Italy, Argentina and Brazil…but what you load will vary on the CPU performance really.

  • comment avatar oky February 27, 2013

    Lorenzo Crisetig also one of the young players who become wonderkid

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 27, 2013

      Yeah he’s excellent, hence been on the list above.

  • comment avatar barca_beany March 6, 2013

    Oh wow! Then my barca side has the best players: neymar, gotze, willian, muniain, ter stegen, messi !!! Won the La Liga 4 times in a row and the CL 4 times in a row :D

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 7, 2013

      No wonder you’ve won so much with players like that.

  • comment avatar AllBlues March 9, 2013

    Hey Darren, I’m hoping you can help me with a dilemma i have.I’m managing Chelsea and I got too many good AM’s, for the AMR I have to choose between Moses, J.Valencia,Deulofeu & De Bruyne; for AMC it’s Oscar,Mata, Yaisien,Piazon,Kovacic & Adryan and for AML it’s Hazard, Marin & Moses. I only need 2 for each position.
    Thanks!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 9, 2013

      AMR should be Moses and De Bruyne (but I’d send Deulofeu on loan for a season to watch his development) then AMC is a no brainer, its Oscar and Kovacic with AML as Hazard and Mata.

      • comment avatar AllBlues March 9, 2013

        I’ve done all of that except for Mata, I went with Marin, sent Mata on loan for 10mil, so I was thinking at the end of the season to sell Deulofeu/De Bruyne,Mata,Marin,Yaisien/Adryan and then for my AMR have Valencia and the remaining one of De Bruyne/Deulofeu, for AMC keep Oscar/Kovacic and for AML Hazard and move Moses there. I would like to know what you would do too and also I can’t seem to get Adryan and Yaisien to grow anywhere near the screenshots for their profiles and it’s the second game I tried doing that.
        Again thanks for the help!

        • comment avatar Darren Smith March 9, 2013

          No problem, obviously without playing your game I don’t know the level of your players, but first team football is always vital for growth.

  • comment avatar AllBlues April 1, 2013

    Hey again, I have a problem with my DL position(Chelsea 4th season), I currently have Cole as my no.1, Digne as back-up and Bertrand on loan.Cole is on the decline so I’m going to let him go on a free, make Digne no.1 and sell Bertrand because his not very good. Who would you recommend as a replacement or should I rather keep one of them? I’m considering Jetro Willems and would like to know if he is any good and if not him ,who else?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2013

      We can’t make recommendations 4 years into the game, who knows where players have moved and how available they are, we could list names forever and not one of them be a plausible transfer. I suggest reading through this wonderkids list, that is whats its for.

      • comment avatar AllBlues April 2, 2013

        On another note, how do you rate Koke from Atletico?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith April 2, 2013

          He’s a good player, not quite made it in my test save but definitely looks capable with the right guidance.

          • comment avatar AllBlues April 2, 2013

            I’m planning to use him as my defensive-minded CM, would you recommend anyone above him(already bought M’Vila)(was looking at Strootman and Bertolacci too)? Also I have looked at attacking-minded CM and can’t decide between Marvin Martin, Badelj, Poli, Verratti, Ekdal, Herrera and Xhaka and finally for my DL position I could get Robinson, Rojo, Sandro or Jose Angel. What’s your take on this?
            And again thanks for the fast and great responses!

          • comment avatar Darren Smith April 2, 2013

            TBH just realised you are looking at the 2012 list, I hoenstly can’t remember much from that but all the recommendations would be in the list above. But I can say Sandro would probably be best at DL.

  • comment avatar AllBlues April 3, 2013

    Hey again, I looked through this list as you said, but I’m still having trouble deciding on a CM, looked at Marvin Martin,Verratti, Badelj, Poli,Herrera,Thiago & Ekdal. I’m looking for the best young CM who’s is as close to Xavi as possible(passing maestro) and for a defensive minded CM it’s really difficult as there’s not much world-class ones(bought M’Vila and don’t want to buy African players as the Afcon is a real pain in Feb).Finally for LB, you said Sandro, would you say he’s the best both defensively and attacking(have Digne already). Really need some help before the season begins.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 3, 2013

      Like I already said, I haven’t even touched FM12 for 6 months or so, I can’t remember enough to advise you…but if you’re pushing I’d pluck a name out like Badelj, he’s a good supporting MC like Xavi. If its someone more defensive then could be worth checking the availability of Liverpool’s Lucas LEiva and Tottenham’s Sandro. As for Sandro the left back he is probably one of the best defensive and attacking, that much I remember.

      • comment avatar AllBlues April 3, 2013

        Thanks, another problem I have is sometimes my team is like 2 different teams home and away e.g. I beat Southampton 5-0 at home then 2 weeks later I versed them away, both with same teams, lost 2-0. Did you ever have a similar problem?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith April 3, 2013

          No I didn’t, you probably need to adjust your tactics appropriately, been more defensive when away.

          • comment avatar AllBlues April 3, 2013

            Thanks for quick and helpful replies again, much appreciated!

          • comment avatar Darren Smith April 3, 2013

            No problem.

        • comment avatar AllBlues April 3, 2013

          Oh yes another problem is, I have Destro, Ongenda and Fierro as my strikers, but I only play 1 striker meaning Destro plays my league games and Ongenda plays cups, so that leaves Fierro beaing a back-up and I’ve been told his progress has stalled due to lack of matches,watch should I do? I’m planning to sell Destro and keep the other 2.

          • comment avatar Darren Smith April 3, 2013

            I would do just that, sell Destro, then mess around with the other two to see who suits which competitions best.

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