03 May 2020 Football Manager 2020 Lazio team guide: Transfer budget, building blocks, best young players & who to sell
Football Manager 2020 Lazio – The Rome giants have one of the league’s best strikers in FM20 at their disposal in the form of Ciro Immobile.
Before the coronavirus lockdown, the Italian forward had scored an incredible 27 goals in just 26 league games. The season before, Immobile managed 19 goals across all competitions as Lazio made a push to secure Champions League football.
However, in FM20, you will have to make do with the squad they currently have, which includes a front three which cost more than £70m in Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron, as well as a few decent players elsewhere. Are you the manager to end Newcastle’s 65-year trophy drought?
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Starting Finances – Football Manager 2020 Lazio
Transfer Budget = £16.15m
Wage Budget = £5.06k/week
Building Blocks – Football Manager 2020 Lazio
Transfer Value = £24m
Wages = £60k/week
Contract Expiry Date = 2025
Age = 22
Best Attributes = Off The Ball (19), Finishing (18), Penalty Taking (18), Natural Fitness (17), Composure (17)
The goal machine that is Ciro Immobile has managed a whopping 46 goals in his last 62 league appearances, but even that won’t be enough enough to topple Juventus, who have had a stranglehold on the division for the last half a decade.
The question is, can you build a team around him to help Lazio reach the upper echelons of Italian football?
Transfer Value = £53m
Wages = £77k/week
Contract Expiry Date = 2023
Age = 24
Best Attributes = Bravery (20), Natural Fitness (20), Balance (18), Heading (18), Off The Ball (18)
It has long been documented that Milkinkovic-Savic is one of Europe’s most-coveted centre midfielders.
With incredible athletic ability and technical skill to match, you will face a tough time holding onto the Serbian midfielder. Only Champions League or a league title is likely to keep at him at the Stadio Olimpico.
Best Young Players – Football Manager 2020 Lazio
Current Ability = 99
Potential Ability = 150-180
Best Attributes = Determination (18), Tackling (16), Marking (14), Heading (14), Pace (14)
Armini is a little raw in terms of first-team ability but has all the attributes needed to become your starting centre half for the next 5-10 years.
He is already a wanted man at the start of most game saves, so it would be advisable to promote him to the senior squad at the very least, even if you don’t plan to play him much in 2019/20.
Current Ability = 121
Potential Ability = 155
Best Attributes = Flair (16), Pace (14), Acceleration (14), Dribbling (14), First Touch (14)
The Moroccan midfielder is currently out on loan at the start of a new game save, but that gives him a good opportunity to get a season of first-team football under his belt in Italy’s second division.
With the right coaching, he could become a valuable contributor in the years to come, especially if you continue to develop the technical side of his game.
Players To Consider Selling
Transfer Value – £18.75m
Wage – £46k/week
Contract Expiry Date – 2024
Age – 25
Transfer Value – £8m
Wage – £43k/week
Contract Expiry Date – 2021
Age – 32