Sign in to follow this Followers 4 5 Steps To Buying The Perfect Player Robbrown172 January 6, 2017 12 replies 4,289 Views Report · Posted January 6, 2017 Hello and welcome to my first guide for Football Manager Mobile 2017. In this guide, I'm going to tell you how you can find and sign the perfect players for your team. So, without further to do, let's get on with the tips.. 1. Have a Philosophy This is the most important aspect of managing a football team. Every manager has their own idea about how they want their team to play. Guardiola likes the passing style, while Wenger likes the fancy-football style. And just like real-life manager, you should also have a style of play that you want your team to play. What formation? What mentality? How do you want your players to operate in certain positions? After you've got your personal style of player, you can then go for players that suit your philosophy. If you like to play with wing backs, then you should be looking at wingers who have good attacking and defending stats, and so on. I'll explain later on how exactly you can search for players to suit your mentality. 2. Identify What Postions Need Strengthening It may sound obvious, but before you even start to look for players, you need to know exactly where you need to improve your squad. To do this, you simply just go to the squad page, and sort by position (If it isn't already). Then, you need to observe what positions you have a low amount of. For further detail, you can also click onto each players' profile to see what positions they can play, and to see if they fit into your philosophy. From looking at the squad, I have identified that a centre back is probably most needed for Chelsea, as there isn't that much in the squad that are reliable enough to replace John Terry when he retires. 3. Identify What Attributes You're Looking For After identifying what sort of players you want in your team, and what positions need improving, you can then start to look at the attributes you want in a player to slot into your team. The best way to know what attributes you're looking for in a player is to look at current players in your team. For example, I'm going to be looking for a player to replace John Terry, so I want a player with similar attributes to him. As you can see from the picture, Terry's key statistics that I am looking for in the centre-back position are aerial and tackling, which I am going to search for in the next step. 4. Attribute Searching To search for specific attributes in players, go to the 'player search' page, and click onto 'customise'. Then, click the attributes tab at the top, where you can then search for players with certain attribute scores to suit your requirements. So, because I identified 'aerial' and 'tackling' as the two main stats from John Terry, I am now going to search for centre-backs who have the same/similar stats. There's 3 ways of searching for atrributes in FMM 2017. Firstly, you can set a template from a player from your team, which could make your search a lot more accurate. In some cases, however, it doesn't work, as when I tried this with John Terry, the only player who came through the search was 35-year-old Diego Lugano. The second way is to set a template from a player from your shortlist, which would only work if you have a big shortlist. And finally, the third way is to set a template from a famous player, so if you are looking for a Ronaldo-like player who possess similar stats, then this is a good way. 5. Bid Slightly Higher Than Their Value Once you have searched (It may take more than 1 search) and found the player you want, you can then start bidding for him. For my example, I have identified Lazio's Stefan de Vrij as the centre-back I want in my team. Now, although his value is £12.75m, I know for a fact that I will not get him for that much. It is very very rare that you'll purchase a player with the same price as their value, as clubs always ask for a little bit more than their value. A top tip for this then, is to make your first bid the exact same as the value. Chances are it'll get rejected, but the club will come back to you with a price that they will sell the player at. That's when the negotiating begins. Knock your offers up by a couple million each time, until they accept. As you can see from my example, I managed to buy De Vrij for £22.5m. After my first offer was rejected, Lazio said that they would only sell him for anything in the region of £27m, so I actually got him slightly cheaper than their valuation. Thank you for reading. I hope this guide helped you. Happy player hunting! 4 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Share this with others!