Football Manager 2012's best cheap players
Centre Back: Siyanda Xulu
Nationality: South African
Estimated Price: £250,000
Xulu is a giant of a defender, capable of winning nearly anything in the air. His positional skills are still raw, but give him a year working with more experienced players and he’ll blossom into one of the best defenders in the world.
Right Winger: Cidinho
Estimated Price: £2.5 million
Ever wondered why Brazilian footballers have nicknames? It’s because their real ones are so complicated. Thankfully Alcides de Souza Faria Junior goes by ‘Cidinho’ instead. He’ll bring some South American flair to the right flank.
Left Winger: Hobbit Bermudez
Estimated Price: £1.5 million
Bermudez’s diminutive size may have earned him the nickname ‘Hobbit’, but it doesn’t make him any less intimidating on the pitch. Play him on the left wing and he’ll not only walk into Mordor, but round their keeper for an easy tap in.
Defensive Midfielder: Kara
Estimated Price: £1.2 million
Sometimes you just need someone who is capable of kicking the other team’s heads in, and that’s why we’ve bought Kara. A hulking brute, he’s here to stop the opposition playing and give our more skillful players the back-up they need.