Re: Top Talents List - All Price/Ability Ranges
As I have bought several of these players for my teams, and found this list very helpful, I have decided to an update on some the players on the 87+ - list. I've focused on the players were in bold on the list.
Current rating and club in paranteses.
So here they are, one year later:
Igor Akinfeev 22/91 CSKA Moskva
Still first choice at CSKA. Linked to both United and Arsenal
Steve Mandanda 23/91 Marseille
First choice. Penned new contract in September (till 2014)
Hugo Lloris 22/90 Lyon
First choice. Also for French national team
Manuel Neuer 22/90 Schalke
First choice. Caps for Germany U21 this summer. On his way to United.
Rui Patricio 21/87 (88) Sporting Lisbon
First choice. Linked to United
Sergio Asenjo 19/87 (88) Valladolid (Atletico)
Chose Atletico over United and Barcelona in July. 3 appereances so far (Jiminez got 3 and de Gea got 2). U20- and U21-player
Sergio Romero 22/87 (88) AZ Alkmaar
First choice for club and country.
Stéphane Ruffier 22/87 Monaco
First choice. Signed new contract till 2013 in July.
Gael Clichy 23/92 Arsenal
Regular. Could be heading to Real Madrid in January or next summer.
Paolo De Ceglie (LM) 22/88 Juventus
Mostly subs so far. Rumours about Milan being interested.
Erik Pieters 20/87 PSV
Regular. U21 caps.
Stefan Radu (CB) 22/87 Lazio
4 appearances so far.
Andreas Beck 22/88 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Regular for club and Germany U21. Linked to Juventus
Tortajada Raul Albiol (DM) 23/92 Valencia (Real Madrid)
Transferred to Real in July. Regular for club and country.
Ruano Alexis (RB) 23/89 Valencia
Sokratis Papastathopoulos 20/88 (87) Genoa
Still not regular. A few caps for Greece.
Gerard Pique (DM) 22/88 (90) Barcelona
Regular for club and country.
Thiago Heleno 20/88 (87) Cruzeiro
Semi-regular this season. Loan-deal at Ajax collapsed in August. Other European clubs said to be interested.
Dirk Marcellis (RB) 21/88 PSV
Only 4 appereances so far, but got 2 caps in October. Was linked to Everton in March.
Mamadou Sakho (LB) 19/87 PSG
Still regular at a struggling PSG. 5 U21 caps. Linked to Arsenal and Bayern Munchen. Has resumed training after battle with swine flu!
Neven Subotic 20/87 Borussia Dortmund
Regular. 6 caps for Serbia. Tracked by several Premier League clubs. Renewed interest from Arsenal in August.
Johan Djourou (DM) 21/87 (88) Arsenal
Long term injury. Out rest of season. Still lots of potential.
Hector Moreno 21/87 AZ Alkmaar
First choice. Alkmaar hasn’t been able to follow up last season’s success, though. Was scouted by Arsenal. Mexico call-up again in October (got 90 minutes).
Marvin Compper (LB) 23/87 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Germany Call-up)
Regular. Still just that one call-up for Germany. Hoffenheim doing reasonably well these days.
Jan Vertonghen (DM) 21/88 Ajax
First choice. 8 caps. Connected to Barcelona in August
Diego Capel (W) 20/90 Sevilla
Mosty subs this season. Spain call-up in September. 5 U21 caps. Contract-talks postponed as of end of October, but current contract runs until 2011. Interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool, among others, but seems to be content at Sevilla.
Gabriel Cristian Rodriguez (AM) 22/89 (90) Porto
Only 5 subs so far. First choice for Uruguay (15 caps).
Sebastián Blanco (RM) 21/88 Lanus
Royston Drenthe (LB) 21/88 Real Madrid
6 appearances so far. Apparently Real has changed their mind and now want to keep him, as he was on his way to Fiorentina in October.
González Jesus Navas (W) 23/91 (92) Sevilla
Soares Renato Augusto (RM) 21/89 Bayer Leverkusen
Regular but hampered by knee problems at the moment. Interest from Liverpool and Juventus.
Tobias Weis (LM) 23/87 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Germany Call-up)
Only 2 appearances so far. No more call-ups.
Ashley Young (F) 23/90 Aston Villa
Regular. 2 caps. Interest from several big clubs.
Marko Marin (AM) 20/89 Borussia Monchengladbach (Werder Bremen)
Moved to Bremen in July. Regular. First call-up for Germany in September. 3 caps so far.
Theo Walcott (F) 19/89 Arsenal
Only 2 appearances so far. Hampered by injuries. Call-up for England in September. 6 caps since.
Juan Manuel Mata (F) 20/89 (91)Villarreal (Valencia)
First choice. 6 caps so far. Could be on his way to Barca.
Axel Witsel (AM) 19/88 (89) Standard Liege
11 match ban after Wasilewski incident. 6 appearances so far. 5 caps. Tracked by several Premier League clubs.
James Milner 23/88 (89) Aston Villa
Regular. Call-up for England in September.
Aaron Lennon 21/88 Tottenham
First choice. 5 caps.
Roy Beerens (F) 21/87 Heerenveen
Regular but missed most matches in October due to injuries. Extended his contract in May (until 2013).
Ever Banega 20/88 Atlético Madrid (Valencia)
Back at Valencia after a loan spell at Atletico last season. Regular. Turned down Everton this summer. Arsenal also said to be interested.
Arturo Vidal (D) 21/88 Bayer Leverkusen
Regular at Leverkusen who is currently at the top. 12 caps for Chile this year. Tracked by Milan and Lazio this summer.
Luis Anderson 20/91 (AM) Man United
Semi-regular this season. Call-up for Brazil in June.
Filipe Joao Moutinho 22/91 Sporting
First choice. 6 caps this year. Approaches from Everton rejected this summer. Also tracked by Real.
John Obi Mikel (DM) 21/91 Chelsea
Mostly subs this season. 6 caps for Nigeria. Hampered by ankle injury.
Fernando Gago (DM) 22/91 Real Madrid
Only 3 appearances. 12 caps for Argentina. Hampered by injuries.
Marek Hamsik 21/90 Napoli
First choice. 9 caps for Slovakia. Possible move to Chelsea in January.
Mohamed Sissoko (DM) 23/90 Juventus
3 appearances. Injured. 3 caps for Mali. Targeted by Barca.
Marouane Fellaini 20/89 (90) Everton
Regular for club and country, despite his out-of-control afro . Rumors about Tottenham-interest.
Zdravko Kuzmanovic 21/89 Fiorentina (Stuttgart)
Moved to Stuttgart in August. Semi-regular at the struggling club.
Stephen Ireland (RM) 22/89 (90) Man City
Regular, but mostly subs lately. Self-imposed exile from national team (two years running).
Pereira Neves Denilson 20/88 (89) Arsenal
4 appearances so far. Back trouble.
Fabien Lemoine (DM) 22/88 Rennes
Regular. Was on Juventus’ list last year. No news since.
Claudio Marchisio (DM) 23/87 Juventus
Injured since end of September. Regular. Call-up for Italy in August and September.
Josué David Silva (LM) 23/92 (93) Valencia
First choice. 9 caps. United wants him and Villa. No surprise.
Samir Nasri (LM) 21/92 Arsenal
Fractured his leg in July, but is on his way back now. 1 cup match and 1 reserve match so far. 2 caps for France.
Yoann Gourcuff 22/90 Bordeaux
Regular for club and country. Targeted by several big clubs. The new Zidane, some say.
Honorato Ederson (LM) 23/90 Lyon
Mostly subs. Targeted by several big clubs
Marques Carlos Eduardo (LM) 21/88 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Still first choice.
Viktor Fayzulin (W) 22/88 Zenit
Sebastian Giovinco (F) 22/88 Juventus
6 league appearances so far for “The Atomic Ant”. 4 U21 caps for Italy. Hampered by injuries.
Alan Dzagoev (CM) 18/87 (88) CSKA Moskva
First choice. 5 call-ups for Russia this year. Targeted by several big clubs.
Alexandre Pato 19/90 (92) Milan (Regular)
Still regular. 4 call-up for Brazil. Rumored that Ancelotti wants his old pupil to join Chelsea.
Gonzalo Higuain (W) 21/90 (92) Real Madrid (Regular)
Just 6 appearances so far. Call-up for Argentina in October.
Luis Suarez 21/90 Ajax
First choice and captain for Ajax. Regular for country. Barca, United, the Milans and City are linked.
Giuseppe Rossi (AM) 22/90 (91) Villarreal
Regular. 8 caps for Italy this year. Villareal rejected offer from City this summer.
Mauro Zarate 21/89 (90) Lazio
First choice. Signed contract in May. Several Premier League clubs on the trail.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (W) 22/89 Aston Villa
Regular. Call-up for England in October.
Stevan Jovetic (AM) 19/88 Fiorentina
Regular for club and country. Lots of interest from other clubs, but wants to remain for the moment.
Carneiro Keirrison 20/87 Coritiba (Benfica)
Actually on loan from Barca. Only a few subs so far.
Nordin Amrabat (AM) 21/87 (86) PSV
7 appeances, mostly subs. Opted to represent Morocco instead of Netherlands. Hampered by injuries.
Djalo Yannick 22/87 Sporting
6 league appereances. Injured 2 months.
Edin Dzeko 23/89 VFL Wolfsburg
Regular. 9 goals in 10 matches for Bosnia. Who doesn’t want to sign him…
Alvaro Negredo 23/89 (90) Almeria (Sevilla)
Moved to Sevilla in August. 9 appereances so far. First call-up for Spain in October. 2 goals against Bosnia on the 14th.
Edison Cavani 22/88 (89) Palermo
Regular. 8 caps for Uruguay. Wants to play for either Juventus or Chelsea, and it doesn’t seem unlikely that he will one day.
Dieumerci Mbokani 23/88 (89) Standard Liege
Regular for club and country. Several club interested, including Blackburn and Fulham.
Fernando Llorente 23/88 (90) Athletic Bilbao
Regular. 3 caps for Span this year. Currently in contract negotiations with Athletic.