11 Football Manager 2017 bargains under £1 million who are perfect for Championship clubs

Football Manager 2017 bargains

Fraser Gilbert highlights some of the best gems from English football’s second tier

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The Championship is hard graft – there’s no getting around it. So building a side that can survive its challenges and compete for a Premier League place is no mean feat. 

With budgets often limited too, searching for the best bargains is a necessity – but luckily, there are some great options on offer. We’ve done the hard work for you to pick out some low-value players you’ll definitely want to consider...

1. Tomasz Kuszczak (GK) 

  • Team: Birmingham
  • Value: £500k
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Need to know: Ex-Poland international Kuszczak recently signed a new two-year deal with Birmingham City, but if you’re lucky you might just snag him on a free in FM 2017’s first summer transfer window. At 35, the talented shot-stopper remains one of the league’s best goalkeepers.

2. Darnell Fisher (RB) 

  • Team: Rotherham
  • Value: £675k
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Need to know: The 23-year-old Fisher spent five years at Celtic before making the move to recently relegated Rotherham in August 2016. He’s a hot prospect in-game, boasting excellent determination, teamwork and pace stats. Fisher is also a versatile player, with the ability to play at right-back or on the right of midfield.

3. Tom Field (LB) 

  • Team: Brentford
  • Value: £300k
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Need to know: At just 19 years old in-game, Brentford’s Field is one for the future. The ‘hot prospect’ is rated as more well-suited to League One level in FM 2017, but with the potential to develop far beyond his current ability, he’s worth splashing the cash on.

4. Craig Morgan (CB)

  • Team: Wigan
  • Value: £250k
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Need to know: Wigan’s multi-capped Welsh defender is only valued at just over £200k in FM 2017 due (in part) to his age. Don’t write him off – the 32-year-old retains excellent qualities in heading, tackling, leadership and much more, making him a noteworthy and consistent acquisition if you can sign him.