Summer 2018 transfers
I ended up spending quite a lot of money. I was initially given a budget of 16million and wage budget remained as it was. The two players I signed to replace Granero and Albiol were both on a free transfer so I'm pretty happy about that. Here they are:
He's actually a very different player than Granero, more of a physical player, while Granero is more technical, but I have always valued good physical attributes over technical.
I think he looks like a great CB, even better than Albiol, but we'll have to see how he does on the pitch.
The last player I signed for my first team was another physical player for the midfield, specifically the right wing. I actually bought him to replace Snodgrass, who from some reason has decided that Leeds is not good enough for him anymore. I haven't been able to sell Snodgrass yet though, but I think Molenaar will get some playing time anyway.
I then signed some youngters again. I spent a lot more money on them than I wanted to, but I think they're value can only go up from this point so I dont think there's much risk of losing that money:
Nothing to say about him, looks very good and my assistant gives him a 5-star potential.
I'm pretty excited about him, he's got amazing stats already so I dont know how much he will progress. Looks like a great Target Man and I've been wanting to try one out in my tactic for a while now. And yes, he is VERY slow, but I hope that with the right training he'll get atleast a little bit better in that regard.
Nothing to say about him. Promising full-back.
The games went pretty well, but I think we could have benefitted from a few more as I feel we're not as prepared as we could be yet. We're up against Spartak Moscow in our ECC qualifying match and I think we've got a good chance, especially when it's a 2-legged tie. The first five games are very close together and there wont be much time for rest. I hope we can manage.