Sunday, 30 December 2007

Young talents and wonderkids in Football Manager 2008: Central Defenders (DC)


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The next my research for football manager young talents and wonderkids is linked with the idea of having youngsters to replace William Gallas in the future. Of course, I have already some candidates in my team. The first one is Phillipe Senderos. He is really good and tough central defender, though not so fast. The second one is Johan Djourou who is on the loan in Birmingham. But anyway I was going to seek for some very young (age <= 21) and may be unknown future stars. Wonderkid central defenders

Micah Richards - the best one as for me. This guy from Manchester City is still 19 years old. Very tough, fast defender and tight marker who can play as right back and defensive midfielder. My scout considers him to be so good as Kolo Toure. But he costs $14M and Man City bosses don't want to sell him at the moment.

Micah Richards from Manchester City

Ezequiel Garay - Argentinian 21 years old defender from Racing. He costs $13.75M, has the most of attributes the same as Micah Richards. Richards has higher physical skills, from the other hand - Garay has very good abilities to score goals from free kicks and long shots. My scout thinks that Garay can be as good as Gallas.

Ezequiel Garay -  Argentinian 21 years old defender from Racing

Gerard Pique - well-known Spanish wonderkid from Manchester United . He has great Heading and Strength, high Positioning and all mental attributes needed for DC. But likehood of such transfer from Man Utd to Arsenal is very low: So I just consider the fact that the guy is great.

Gerard Pique - well-known Spanish wonderkid from Manchester United

Domenico Criscito - Italian young star from Juventus. Versatile to play on DC and DL positions.
Has great 18 value on many attributes important for defender. Considered highly reliable player who doesn't often let opponents get past him. Scout says that Criscito can be a bit better than Toure! Very interesting and tasty variant for me, actually!

Domenico Criscito - Italian young star from Juventus

Among wonderkids there Sergio Ramos and Vedran Chorluka could be mentioned. But the first is of very high price ($38M), and the second costs $15.5M and has skills not better than aforementioned wonderkids.

Prospective young central defenders

There I'm not going to describe much each of the young prospective defenders, just want to present you the list of players (with short remarks) whom I can buy to my Arsenal in the next two transfer windows:

Cristian Zapata - Udinese, age: 21, Columbian. Great physical, technical attributes! Below average - Passing (10). Real guy!

Mamadou Sakho - PSG, age: 17(!), DLC, French. Good physical and technical attribute values. Can be trained in a real star I belive.

Breno - Sao Paolo, age: 18(!), Brazilian. Very strong and smart youngster. Almost wonderkid!

Dmytro Chygrynskyi - Shakhtar, age: 21, Ukrainian. High strength skills, most of mental and technical skills. Shakhtar captain at age of 21!

Jonathan Evans - Manchester United, age: 19, Nothern Ireland.

Steve Taylor - Newcastle United, age: 21. English U21 captain. Can perform great in any football club in the world!

And finally I would like to right all these youngsters to understand my priorities for future signings on DC position.

1. Micah Richards
2. Domenico Criscito
3. Ezequiel Garay
4. Cristian Zapata
5. Steve Taylor
6. Breno
7. Dmytro Chygrynskyi
8. Mamadou Sakho

Young defenders not included in the rating are decided to be impossible to sign due to rivalry or expensiveness.

Author: Vitaliy

Playing Football Manager since 1996. Blogging about it since 2007.