14 amazing Football Manager 2018 bargains for under £1 million

Feel like you've robbed the joint – and most importantly, not your own club chairman – with these great value player picks

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.