Football Manager 2019: Eight brilliant cheap defensive midfielders to sign

3 Mar

Whether a permanent fixture in your team or a go-to player in a tough match, every club needs a defensive midfielder on Football Manager.

Sometimes you might need a bargain too, whether you’re hunting for a gem who can fire you to glory, in need of a quality backup, or wanting some versatility.

Football Manager 2019 is out now.

You might find yourself in a situation where you need a midfielder who is happy with minimal game time but is still able to pull out good performances is a must for any manager. But you’ll probably only want to spend peanuts, which is fair enough.

Thankfully the folks over at the excellent have figured out the best bargain buys in this position, and they should all be available for fairly low fees.

So which left-backs should you be getting? Find out below.

*Some players may not be available on every game to due to differing database sizes

8. Araruna (Sao Paulo) – Age 22 – Value = £525,000

Top attributes – First Touch, Technique, Decision, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace.

7. Ruben Sammut (Falkirk on loan from Chelsea) – Age 21 – Value =£140,000

Will Sammut ever make a senior appearance for the Blues?

Top attributes – Tackling, Aggression, Anticipation, Bravery, and Natural Fitness

6. Volodymyr Chesnakov (Vorskla) – Age 30 – Value = £1.9million

Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Bravery, Leadership, Positioning, Teamwork, Vision, and Work Rate.

5. Ander Guevara (Real Sociedad) – Age 20 – Value = £450,000

The midfielder is yet to make a senior apperance.

Top attributes – Marking, Passing, Tackling, Decisions, Determination, Acceleration, Natural Fitness, and Stamina.

4. Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) – Age 30 – Value = £2.9million

Top attributes – Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Leadership, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate, and Stamina.

3. Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) – Age 24 – Value = £1.6million

Cousins was signed from Charlton Athletic in 2016.

Top attributes – Marking, Tackling, Concentration, Determination, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Natural Fitness, and Stamina.

2. Duarte Valente (Estoril) – Age 18 – Value = £775,000

Top attributes – Passing, Leadership, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Work Rate, Balance, and Stamina.

1. Carlos Gruezo (Dallas) – Age 23 – Value = £1.2million

Gruezo used to play for Barcelona, well, the Ecuadorian side anyway.

Top attributes – First Touch, Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Determination, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, and Natural Fitness.