FM20 TEAM GUIDE - HELLAS VERONA FC
But this was the Serie A of the mid 80’s starring the likes of Maradona (Napoli) Zico (Udinese) Socrates (Fiorentina) Falcao (Roma) and Platini (Qatar). It was a League dominated by superstars and incredibly tough to succeed. Nobody thought they would actually win it.
They ultimately couldn’t maintain this level, financial problems caught up with them and the club folded just 6 years later only to be reborn. They have since drifted between Serie A and the lower leagues. Following promotion in 18/19 they are back in the top division but the odds are heavily stacked against them again.
AIMS1st Season board expectations - Fight bravely against relegation
1st Season media expectation - 19th
CHALLENGE - WIN THE 2ND TITLE IN THEIR HISTORY
PERSONNELAssistant Manager - Matteo Paro
Club Captain - Giampaolo Pazzini
Vice Captain - Miguel Veloso
Key Player - Sofyan Amrabat
Hot Prospect - Bogdan Jocic
Classic Player/Legend - Antonio Di Gennaro
Initial areas to strengthen - RM & LB
FINANCESBalance - £7M
Transfer budget - £3M
Wage budget - £451K a week
MAIN RIVALSVicenza, Chievo
STADIUMStadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi
31713 Used capacity
Marco Silvestri is the number 1 and a key player, he is lacking some attributes in terms of distribution though so may not be suited to a SK role. The on loan Radunovic and Berardi as backup give you sufficient depth in this position.
Faraoni has a good all round game and is your 1st choice, the on loan Adjapong has talent too. One of the strongest areas of the squad and no need for reinforcements.
Teenager Kumbulla has a great future and should be starting. New signings Dawidowicz and Bocchetti are useful squad players as are the on loan duo Rrahmani and Gunter. Empereur should be moved on. A higher-level CB will be needed in time but it may be worth leaving until on loan players return to their clubs and the clear-out begins.
The loanee Di Marco is a good young prospect who will swiftly improve but he’s your only LB in the squad, you will have to strengthen here in the 1st season and again when he returns to Inter.
A few can cover here but there’s no out and out RM, an obvious area for that 1st signing.
Danzi and Chechen simply aren’t good enough at present. Amrabat, Badu and Pessina are good loan signings who offer versatility in terms of the roles they can play. Miguel Veloso is your best passer and can still dictate play from deep but he may only have another couple of seasons left in the tank. Further forward and Zaccagni offers good creativity and flair but little in terms of goals, the on loan Verre has a good all round game though and Jocic should be promoted from the u-23s as he has significant potential.
Former Liverpool man Fabio Borini tries but is lacking technically. Unfortunately he’s a new signing and on a very very generous contract (£77K a week FFS), sell him asap and just get what you can. Lazovic and Eysseric are decent but lack a goal threat, they may have to do for now though.
It feels like Giampaulo Pazzini has been around forever, he’s still your best finisher though and is physically good considering his age. Stepinski is an OK squad player with a little improvement in him, but only a little. Di Carmine is a similar level in terms of quality minus the potential improvement. Eddie Salcedo is on loan and has potential.