Football Manager 2020 Napoli team guide: Transfer budget, building blocks, best young players & who to sell

Football Manager 2020 Napoli – Gennaro Gattuso’s side has endured a rollercoaster season so far.

Carlo Ancelotti was sacked, Aurelio De Laurentiis threatened to dock players wages, Gattuso was appointed, the club lost four in a row, the chairman threatened to sue over bar VAR calls. The list goes on. At the time of writing, the Naples outfit are currently 11th in Serie A, 24 points off of league leaders Juventus, after finishing second last season.

For more on which teams to take charge of, check out our list of the 25 best teams to manage on FM20 by clicking here. If you want to pick a side with a transfer budget of less than £15m, click here.


Starting Finances – Football Manager 2020 Napoli

Transfer budget = £25.8m

Wage budget = £4.5k/week


Building Blocks – Football Manager 2020 Napoli

Kalidou Koulibaly

fm20 koulibaly Football Manager 2020 Best PlayersTransfer Value = £57m

Wages = £185k/week

Contract Expiry Date = 2022

Age = 28

Best Attributes = Strength (19), Marking (18), Tackling (17), Positioning (16), Teamwork (16)

As one of the most coveted defenders in the whole of Europe, Koulibaly needs no introduction. What you need to know is, if you can’t secure Champions League football in your first season, it will be tough to keep him.

The Senegalese defender has all the attributes needed to dominate a back four similar to how Virgil Van Dijk commands Liverpool’s backline. Because of that, FM20’s best clubs will inevitably come sniffing, particularly if your Napoli side are languishing in the Europa League.


Fabian Ruiz

fm20 fabian ruizTransfer Value = £36.5m

Wages = £61k/week

Contract Expiry Date = 2022

Age = 23

Best Attributes = Vision (16), Passing (16), Teamwork (16), First Touch (16), Technique (15)

Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have all been linked with the 23-year-old Spanish midfielder. And for good reason.

The former Real Betis man has emerged as an exciting deep-lying playmaker with room to get even better. It would be wise to keep him in Naples for as long as possible.


Best Young Players – Football Manager 2020 Napoli

Alex Meret

fm20 meretCurrent Ability – 146

Potential Ability – 169

Best Attributes – Agility (18), Reflexes (17), Handling (16), Determination (16), Rushing Out (15)

The club is a little light on tantalising young stars, but in Alex Meret, you have a solid keeper who recently joined in a £16m deal who could hold his role for many years to come.


Eljif Elmas

fm20 elmasCurrent Ability – 143

Potential Ability – 150-180

Best Attributes – Off The Ball (15), Natural Fitness (15), Passing (14), Technique (14), First Touch (14)

Things haven’t quite gone to plan for the Macedonian international since his £13.25m summer switch. With one goal, no assists and five yellow cards in 17 games, it’s safe to say the best is yet to come.

When that form does arrive, you could have an exciting playmaker on your hands as Elmas currently has the raw attributes needed to flourish as an attacking midfielder.


Players To Consider Selling – FM20 Napoli

Giovanni Di Lorenzo

fm20 di lorenzoTransfer Value – £13.75m

Wage – £37k/week

Contract Expiry Date – 2023

Age – 25


Amin Younes

fm20 younes football manager 2020 napoli fm20 napoliTransfer Value – £10m

Wage – £46k/week

Contract Expiry Date – 2023

Age – 25


After you’ve read up our Football Manager 2020 Napoli team guide, check out our list of the most valuable players at every position on FM20 by clicking here.
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