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FM17 is broken

Clubs buying too many players for ridiculous fees
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k1rups's avatar Group k1rups 2016-12-17 12:18
gb 1723 posts 311 likes joined Jun 03, 2012
I've been an FM player for years now, and have found this version really frustrating in parts. I have seen some ridiculous transfers take place - for example, Marcus Rashford joined Arsenal on deadline day at the end of the summer transfer window at the start of the 2018/2019 season for £42m rising to £68m! Fine - I get there is a premium for British players etc but since then, he has played twice for Arsenal and I have just finished the January transfer window, with no injuries. Both times he came on as a sub. They then spent £34m on Lacazette who has started 6 games and come on as a sub 12 times.

Then we look at Raheem Sterling - who has played three times in the league off the bench for Man City this season. I am managing Everton and would like to buy Sterling but Man City will not sell him as they need British players for the registration rules. Patrick Roberts - has played 4 times as a sub and started two games. Leroy Sane is loan listed!

Chelsea bought Raphael Guerreiro from Dortmund for £68m, Liverpool bought Dele Alli for £40m (how does that even make sense), Man City spent £80m on Breel Embolo, Man Utd spent £98m on Marco Verratti, Harry Kane was benched for a full season because Spurs bought Javier Hernandez from Leverkusen.

To top it all off, PSG have bought Aubameyang for £57m rising to £71m, Diego Costa for £28.5m rising to £45m in the same transfer window and then went and bought De Bruyne for £96m, Renato Sanches for £51m rising to £75m!

I get that the game is an attempt at realism but how much of the above would you ever see happening in real life? The game is broken in my opinion and they need to change things big time.
itsZdan's avatar Group itsZdan 2016-12-17 12:49
pt 10 posts 12 likes joined Nov 12, 2015
how many times would you see Everton be champion? yet thats what you're trying to do.
k1rups's avatar Group k1rups 2016-12-17 14:48
gb 1723 posts 311 likes joined Jun 03, 2012
That is through time, buying young players who will develop to wonderkids etc - would you ever see the situation happen above? My actual aim in my save is to move around as a manager and step up to the big teams - I'm not trying to take Everton to the top haha I started off as an unemployed manager. You see stories of people taking FC United of Manchester to the Prem - I'm not trying to do that. I'm just pointing out what is happening in the game and how it is affecting players development. Rashford wouldn't be on the bench after being bought for £42m, Leroy Sane who City spent tens of millions on wouldn't be listed for loan, and a left back would never sell for £68m!
itsZdan's avatar Group itsZdan 2016-12-17 17:58
pt 10 posts 12 likes joined Nov 12, 2015
Renato Sanches bought for 80M total, benched most games for Bayern, sooo, it wont happen?
k1rups's avatar Group k1rups 2016-12-18 15:25
gb 1723 posts 311 likes joined Jun 03, 2012
That 80m includes being nominated for the final 3 for Ballon D'Or - which has 20m attached to it. Bayern structured it smartly. I'm just saying there is a lot of English talent that is being wasted after being bought for ridiculous fees, as well as other players who start for clubs week in week out and are their main players who then move for stupid sums of money and end up on the bench as clubs stockpile players.

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