Hosting the famed La Masia and lesser known academies such as the Cantera, La Liga is one of the top producers of talent in World Football. Yet Spain is also known for the heavy use of release clauses, a set fee for which players can leave without objection.
These may be the bane of every fans life but can prove useful for those who play Football Manager. Today we’ll use FM Stories ‘best FM 2021 Wonderkids’ list to scout out the top 5 bargain prospects in La Liga.
Gavi – Barcelona – 15 years old – MC/AMC – Costs £300K
With a £300K release clause Gavi is one of the hottest prospects in La Masia. Operating from Central or Attacking Midfield the 15 year old possesses excellent technique and skill with the ball. High flexible potential can see Gavi reach elite status and should be top of your list of Playmakers and ball carriers.
Ilias Akhomach – Barcelona – 16 years old – AMR/AMC – £5.5m
Another Wonderkid from Barcelona, Akhomach is best used from AMC or AMR utilising that speed, skill and ability on the ball. This kid has an eye for goal and rare creative spark. For £5.5 million you have a potentially World class inside forward capable of turning any Defence inside out.
Andres Garcia – Valencia – 17 years old – ST – £1.3m to £7m
Moving onto Valencia we have Andres Garcia, a lethal Advanced Forward with speed, deadly instincts and great potential. If nurtured well, the 17 year olds balance, movement and dribbling ability can turn him Werner(esque). Garcia’s release clause can vary from sub £1m upto £7m depending on his potential in your save.
Alejandro Iturbe – At. Madrid – 17 years old – GK – £5.25m +
One of the hottest prospects in Goal is from Atletico Madrid, Alejandro Iturbe. Atletico need no introduction when it comes to producing top Keepers and Iturbe is just that. This kid could follow in De Gea’s footsteps only at a fraction of the price and hopefully with a better ending.
Pedro Aleman – Valencia – 18 years old – MC/AMC – £1.2m to £8.25m
My final inclusion is a central midfielder with amazing speed, cracking mentals and lethal long shot. Technically gifted Aleman can cost from £1.2m to £8.25m depending on his potential in your save. He is well worth the top end with such technique and maturity you’re guaranteed growth.