09 Dec 2019 Football Manager 2020 Atletico Madrid team guide: Transfer budget, building blocks, best young players & who to sell
Football Manager 2020 Atletico Madrid – With a budget of less than £2m, you will have to sell before you buy if you wish to improve Atleti’s current squad. But after a huge summer of ins and outs, Atletico have most of the pieces they need to mount a serious title challenge on FM20.
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Starting Finances – Football Manager 2020 Atletico Madrid
Transfer budget = £1.81m
Wage budget = £29k/week
Building Blocks – Football Manager 2020 Atletico Madrid
Transfer Value = £28.5m
Wages = £155k/week
Contract Expiry Date = 2024
Age = 25
Best Attributes = Technique (18), Dribbling (16)
After shelling out over £100m to sign him in summer, Joao Felix is the man tasked with filling Antoine Griezmann’s boots and has a lot to live up to.
With a potential ability of 175/200, Felix can still reach the top level but will need strong coaching to help him get there.
Transfer Value = £50m
Wages = £180k/week
Contract Expiry Date = 2021
Age = 26
Best Attributes = Reflexes (18), Handling (18), Decisions (17), Composure (17), Kicking (16)
Oblak is the fourth-most expensive keeper in the entire game and a definite building block for any prospective Atletico Madrid manager.
The Slovenian has been a consistent force for a team renown for developing goalkeepers into stars, following in the footsteps of his predecessors David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois.
Best Young Players – Football Manager 2020 Atletico Madrid
Current Ability = 120
Potential Ability = 160
Best Attributes = Marking (14), Tackling (14), Heading (13), Long Throws (13), Balance (13)
Perez is currently biding his time on loan at in Portugal gaining valuable first-team experience but is definitely a prospect to keep an eye out on in future.
The Uruguayan is more of a classic centre-back, in that he isn’t all that comfortable operating as a ball-playing defender, but still has plenty of time to grow as he’s still just 19-years-old.
Current Ability = 119
Potential Ability = 140-170
Best Attributes = Heading (16), Natural Fitness (15), Pace (14), Positioning (14), Tackling (14)
Another highly-rated Atletico youngster is Montero, who begins FM20 on a season-long loan at Coruna in Spain’s second division.
He begins the season with decent stats all-round and has a high enough potential ability rating to make him a worthwhile prospect to nurture in future.
Players To Consider Selling
Transfer Value – £35m
Wage – £90k/week
Contract Expiry Date – 2022
Age – 29
Transfer Value – £11.5m
Wage – £35k/week
Contract Expiry Date – 2020
Age – 32