Building the perfect FIFA 17 Career Mode squad is no small task. When the transfer window opens, it’s all too tempting to blow your entire budget on a multitude of star players and promising youngsters, but this can be an expensive habit.
Few things are more rewarding than watching your squad of wonderkids grow to become all-conquering world-beaters or the adrenaline rush of finally bringing one of the game’s biggest names to your side. Doing too much, too fast can leave your side financially crippled, however, and struggling to fill the holes in your XI that you haven’t yet addressed.
Fortunately, there’s a solution at hand. FIFA 17’s free agents aren’t all superstars, but there are dozens of talented unattached players available in the game. Some might be getting on in years, but a number will find a home in your squad for seasons to come, and they all come with genuine top level quality.
Scouring the free agent market might not be particularly glamorous, but you’ll be rewarded for your time. Long-term thinking is great, but what’s the use in signing that 67-rated striker who might be half-decent in three or four years when you need a proven goalscorer immediately? Sometimes you just need to grab yourself a bargain, particularly in your Career’s early stages.
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