When playing career mode in FIFA 17, you want strong players who'll grow as you play, but you also want to avoid going broke while building your team. FIFA 17 isn't lacking for choices, though. This is one robust game, which means there are a lot of players to wade through, and most of them don't come cheap. Don't panic. We're here to help you make smart player purchasing decisions. Think of us as a been there done that and seen it all type assistant manager, bursting with wisdom.
Read on for our picks for the best bargains you can bag for your team. If you are a more discerning shopper, you might like to refer to our other FIFA player guides, which cover everything the discerning manager could be looking for.
For now, here are the best players across a variety of positions that you can acquire without breaking the bank. Not only are they affordable, but they're young, energetic, and guaranteed to grow into forces to be reckoned with.
Best Cheapest Strikers FIFA 17
Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy): $1.1 million
Tammy Abraham (Bristol City): $3.8 million
Thomas Amang (Molde FK): $725,000
Best Cheapest Right Backs FIFA 17
Felix Passlack (Borussia Dortmund): $2.6 million
Best Cheapest Left Backs FIFA 17
Kieran Tierney (Celtic FC): $2.2 million
Best Cheapest Centre Backs FIFA 17
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur): $550,000
Reece Oxford (West Ham United): $1.4 million
Best Cheapest Central Attacking Midfielders FIFA 17
Abdelhak Nouri (Jong Ajax): $2.1 million
Best Cheapest Left Midfielders FIFA 17
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund): $2.1 million
Best Cheapest Right Midfielders FIFA 17
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal): $825,000
Best Cheapest Goalkeepers FIFA 17
Ethan Horvath (Molde FK): $3.1 million
Not all of these players will be available right away, as some will be on loan or simply unavailable. But make sure to watch them and snag them as soon as possible. You maybe able to get them as soon as the second transfer window; and given time, they will all grow to be monsters.
With this advice taken on board you'll be playing like a virtual Mauricio Pochettino in no time, signing the stars of the future without needing a massive transfer budget.
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