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14 amazing Football Manager 2018 bargains for under £1 million

Itumeleng Khune

Asking price: £625k
Age: 30
Can play: GK
EU citizenship: No

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Need to know: Three time South African champion who has been capped 86 times for his country. The driven and experienced goalkeeper who plays for Kaizer Chiefs since 2004 won the domestic footballer of the year award in 2013.

Joona Toivio

Asking price: £200k
Age: 29
Can play: DC, DR
EU citizenship: Yes

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Need to know: 2014 Norwegian Eliteserien winner who served his country on 42 occasions. After leaving Finland 11 years ago to join AZ Alkmaar, he eventually got his senior career up and running in the Netherlands' lower leagues playing for Telstar. The resolute centre-back spent three seasons in Sweden and then found a home in Norway, where he has been playing for Molde since 2013.

Ricardo Ferreira

Asking price: £500k
Age: 24
Can play: DC
EU citizenship: Yes

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Need to know: Porto produce signed by Milan in 2011, and who ended up back in his home country three seasons later. The Portugal international started getting regular senior playing time for the first time two seasons ago when he joined Braga.

Dedé

Asking price: £900k
Age: 28
Can play: DC
EU citizenship: No

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Need to know: Towering centre-back who has played nine matches for Brazil. In 2013, Cruzeiro paid Vasco da Gama £3.8 million for his signature. Dedé is still considered an important player despite suffering three major injuries between 2015 and 2016.

Karlo Bartolec

Asking price: £600k
Age: 22
Can play: DR, WBR, DL
EU citizenship: Yes

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Need to know: Pacey full-back nurtured by Dinamo Zagreb, who Nordsjælland paid £500k for at the beginning of last season. The hard-nut former Croatia youth international of 82 senior appearances seems to be enjoying his playing time in Denmark.

Nicolas Tagliafico

Asking price: £1 million
Age: 24
Can play: DL, DC, WBL, ML
EU citizenship: Yes

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Need to know: Former U20 World Cup participant who was called up by Jorge Sampaoli to feature in Argentina’s senior squad this summer. He displays impressive mental attributes, and can be considered a useful all-rounder.

Leyvin Balanta

Asking price: £35k
Age: 26
Can play: AML, WBL, AMC
EU citizenship: No

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Need to know: Leyvin Jhojane Balanta Fory – to give him his full name – is an offensive left-footed winger who can be potentially retrained in almost any position. He was given a chance in Colombia’s national squad in January 2017 but apparently didn’t do enough in the 28 minutes he played to be retained.

Mitchell Donald

Asking price: £725k
Age: 28
Can play: MC, DMC, AMC, MR
EU Citizenship: Yes

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Need to know: Ambitious box-to-box midfielder who’s got an Eredivise title under his belt despite not playing a single minute for Ajax in 2010/11. The former Netherlands international tried his luck in Russia at Mordovia Saransk before finding peace in Serbia at Red Star, where he won the top flight a couple of seasons ago.

Anders Konradsen

Asking price: £525k
Age: 26
Can play: MC, DMC, AMC
EU citizenship: Yes

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Need to know: Norway international who can be used (almost) anywhere on the pitch. The hard-working central midfielder returned home in 2015 after a three-year spell with Rennes, and won three Eliteserien titles in consecutive seasons with Rosenborg.

Fabian Sambueza

Asking price: £90k
Age: 28
Can play: AMC, AMRL
EU citizenship: No

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Need to know: Proficient No.10 who found scoring form at Deportivo Cali in Colombia, right after leaving his home country of Argentina. The gifted River Plate produce can both pass and score, qualities that make him a candidate for any team missing this type of creative player.

Fernandinho

Asking Price: £525k
Age: 31
Can play: AMRL, AMC, ST
EU citizenship: No

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Need to know: A true globetrotter who has played for no fewer than 11 clubs, having enjoyed short spells in South Korea, United Arab Emirates and Italy to name a handful. The experienced left-footed winger – who scored nine goals in 27 Serie A appearances for Gremio in 2017 – has what it takes to unsettle most opposition defences.

Miguel Rosa

Asking price: £800k
Age: 28
Can play: AML, AMC, MC, AMR
EU citizenship: Yes

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Need to know: Former Portugal youth International who didn’t have enough to feature in Benfica’s senior squad, despite having signed for a second stint there in 2012. The technical inside-forward is currently in his seventh season with Belenenses, in his second spell with the club (he's been there permanently since 2013).

Dyego Sousa

Asking price: £550k
Age: 27
Can play: ST
EU citizenship: Awaiting paperwork

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Need to know: Imposing targetman who has spent most of his playing time in Portugal, where he is currently applying for citizenship (in FM18). The aggressive and experienced striker is a force to be reckoned with in the air.

Dino Ndlovu

Asking price: £750k
Age: 24
Can play: ST
EU citizenship: No

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Need to know: Excellent left-footed flair forward who helped Qarabag reach the group stage of the Champions League this season, scoring four goals in six qualifying matches. The determined South Africa international won the Azerbaijan Premier League last season, and possesses remarkable mental and physical attributes.

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