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Out Of Contract XI


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Everyone loves a good bargain in Football Manager Handheld Mobile. And looking for players with just one year left on their contract is a reliable way to get some bargains. Below is a 4-2-3-1 (2 DM) team of players who have less than a year left on their contract, and thus are more likely to be available for less than their market value.

Information is cited from http://www.transfermarkt.com/statistik/endendevertraege



Jeromino Rulli is actually at Deportivo Maldonado, who have extended the keeper's loan deal with Sociedad for another year. SI considers the Argentine to be fully owned by Sociedad though, which means his contract will run out in a year, as it was in 15. Of course Rulli is a great keeper who ends up at the world's top teams in most saves. As he is half Italian, he also needs no work permit.



Caner Erkin is a perfect LB for most European teams and a good squad player for the likes of Manchester United. He can also play on the wing as well. It shouldn't cost much to get him from Fenerbahce, who usually play in the Europa League.



Silvan Widmer is a clever right-back who uses his Positioning instead of just throwing himself into challenges. The Swiss has many seasons of football in him. It is interesting that the smart businessmen of Udinese have not signed a long contract with this defender, which means he could become the next big money player to leave Italy.



Eder Alvarez Balanta is everyone's favourite defender, and it so happens he could be a free agent after 30 June 2016. This makes him a no brainer for most, even if he has not gotten as much game time as his FM stats suggest.



Another popular defender, Nicolas N'Koulou remained at Marseille even after a summer full of chaos. The French side will be playing Europa though and there has been little desire to renew Nic's contract. The usual top sides have been informed.



Who? Though not necessarily popular, Tobias Strobl's non-flashy defensive style makes him a wonderful Anchor Man. Initially signed as cover in my Cagliari career, he worked his way into the first team with some wonderful performances (never going below a 7.58 average rating). IRL Strobl was a defender, rather than a midfielder for his club, but with Fabian Schar replacing him in 2015-16, Hoffenheim shouldn't be too fussed to sell him.



Like Strobl, Havard Nordtveit can also play in defense and midfield. Again he is underappreciated by his club. Despite their awful start, BMG are not rushing to renew the Norwegian's contract. Thus the former Arsenal youth, who would start in most midtable/Europa teams, could cost as little as 1 Million (his fee in FMH15).



The lesser known of the Ukraine twins, Andriy Yarmolenko should be the Konoplyanka of FMM16. Looking at his 15 stats, Yarmolenko would be a solid buy for most top teams. His club going far in the 2015 Europa League can only help. 



Clearly good enough to start for Southampton Tonny Trinidade de Vilhena stayed in Holland while his teammate Clasie joined the English club. Not just Southampton, many of the usual big names have been looking at the youngster's contract situation closely.



Serbia has a very promising generation of youth, and the youngest Partizan captain ever Andrija Zivkovic is key to that. The youngest notable player to have his contract expire in 2016, Zivkovic will sort out your attacking midfield for at least ten seasons. 



What? A Championship Player at striker? England international Charlie Austin chose not to move despite his club's relegation. However, this might be delaying the inevitable, as QPR were crushed 4-0 by Fulham recently to continue a weak start to their season. A homegrown player who can easily give you five 15-goal seasons, the Englishman will be a popular bargain in FMM16.


Honourable mentions

Solomon Kvirkvelia- EAB edges out this Rubin Kazan CB, who is both quick and strong. His absence in FMH15 costs him a place here, but judging by his FIFA 16 stats, the Georgian could be a powerhouse bargain. And he's just 23.

Marco Benassi- Italian could provide the DM positions valuable creativity. Misses out because Torino is naturally less reluctant to sell him for cheap, considering he's 21.

Romulo- Solid DM who plays like Benassi, however his form has faded over the past season.

Sofiane Feghouli- Often seen joining Arsenal in FMH15 Career Modes, Feghouli is unlucky to miss out due to Zivkovic's presence.

Andre Carrillo- The skilful Peruvian misses out again due to Zivkovic, even though he is fantastic IRL. Also, Sporting have a habit of ridiculous buyout clauses (40 Million for Bryan Ruiz) which can be a put off.

Edited by Seth Anacondas
Getting used to new posting. Sorry!
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Looking forward to see more of this. Jerenimo Rulli is definitely the best bargain goalkeeper.  Why are your pictures not working? 

Sorted, I can't even preview my posts LOL. 

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Rulli, Balanta, Zivkovic and Vilhenha on Bosmans in the first season? Well that is my team's core sorted for 7 years! Hopefully FMM16 is as stupid as 2015 when it comes to signing contracts for existing players and we can snap them up.


Great work on this list.

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Thanks for the support lads.

Very nice squad, but Balanta usually signed a contract before it ended, or other bigger clubs will snap him earlier. 

EAB will probably be not as OP as in 15, otherwise Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) would be the best CB in the world. (Mori replaced Balanta for most of last season.) 

Either way, he could be available for less than 5 million (1st season) if you act quickly. Still fantastic as you're getting him for below market price. 



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