FM 16 Man City: Complete Guide (Wonderkids, Transfer/Wage Budget, Who to Buy/Sell)

FM 16 Man City – How do you take a team that’s almost great, and turn into a powerhouse? 

by Roei Samuel

FM 16 Man City – How do you take a team that’s almost great, and turn into a powerhouse? They say the biggest leap in sport is going from ‘good’ to ‘great’ which is pretty much the position Man City find themselves in. They are one of the richest clubs and have some of the world’s best players, but are still some way away from being considered amongst the world’s elite. Due to their lavish summer spending, which saw them spend over £135m, they don’t have a transfer budget to start with when you start a game-save. So, how can we make this ‘good’ side, ‘great, with very little money’?


We’ve given you the minimum and maximum budget available, depending on what your expectations are. Transfer Budget – £0 Wage Budget – £3m – 3.15m  

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Key players to build your team around

The following players should never be sold and should form the spine of your team for the foreseeable future. Some are obvious choices, others less so, but none of the following players are easily replaced.

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Sergio Aguero (27)

He is one of the best strikers in the world, so there’s that…

Kevin De Bruyne (24)

There’s a reason City and shelled out £55m to sign the Belgian wizard, and that’s because put simply, he’s one of the best number 10’s in the world. 

Vincent Kompany (29)

At 29, you could argue his best years are behind him, but on FM, Kompany is one of those majestic defenders who still performs at an elite level into his 30s.

Best youngsters to keep an eye on

The best players on your side that are 21 or younger that you need to keep an eye out for in future. If the player is under 21 and is already someone to build your team round, they won’t be included in this list. Keep the following players either to integrate into your first-team or to sell for a high price later on.

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Raheem Sterling (20)

Sterling cost £49m, so you’re probably wondering why he isn’t dubbed a key player. Well, the thing is, Sterling can be very hit-and-miss on FM, and there are in fact better prospects. If he comes good for you, keep him, and enjoy his brilliance. If he stagnates a bit, like he did in some of my game saves, offload and replace him.

Patrick Roberts (20)

Roberts has 4.5-star potential and has the ability to come good for both club and country in future, but you’ll need to carefully pick where you loan him out to.

Players you should consider letting go of

The following are players who could be easily replaced for one reason or another.

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Fernando’s market value starts at £21m, making him a perfect candidate to offload to bring in some younger, more capable faces.

Jesus Navas

Navas is someone who’s value declines majorly from this point onwards, so sell him while his stock’s high at around £15m.

Recommended signings

After selling Fernando and Navas, you should have around £30m to spend.

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Youri Tielemans (18)

Anderlecht – £11m This will probably be the last version of FM which allows you to sign Tielemans for relatively cheap, so take advantage of that whilst you can and draft him in as Fernando’s replacement.

Wellington Nem (23)

Shaktar – £13-17m Selling Navas leaves you a little light out wide, but by signing Nem, you now have an assist-machine who more than makes up for Jesus Navas’ absence.


More gaming guides:

FM 16:

Wonderkids Guides

Premier League Best Wonderkids

Europe’s Best Wonderkids

La Liga Wonderkids

Bundesliga Wonderkids

Best Wonderkids From Smaller European Leagues

Best XI’s

Premier League Wonderkids Best XI

The 11 Best ‘Big Budget’ Signings On FM15

Europe’s Best Wonderkids XI

La Liga Wonderkids Best XI

The 11 Best Signings On FM15

Bundesliga Wonderkids Best XI

Smaller European Leagues Wonderkids XI

The Premier League On-Loan XI

The Best FM15 Signings Under £5m

FM 16 Stories

Celtic In The Premier League

Barcelona In League 2

Ronaldo & Messi At Aston Villa

Barcelona In The Premier League

Messi On A Cold Night In Stoke


General Guides

How To Sign Any Player For Cheap On FM16

6 Reasons To Buy FM16 

5 Bargains You Won’t Find In FM16

6 Teams To Try On FM16

What Happened When We Played FM16 For The First Time

The 5 Best Free Transfers At Every Position

Best Signings From Relegation-Prone Teams 


Transfer Budgets

Premier League Teams Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

Every European Team’s Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

La Liga Teams Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

Serie A Teams Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

Bundesliga Transfer/Wage Budget Revealed

Smaller European Teams Transfer/Wage Budget Revealed

The 20 Teams With The Highest Transfer/Wage Budgets


FIFA 16:

Complete Team-By-Team Guide To Starting A Career Mode (Premier League)

Top 5 FIFA 16 Goals

The Real Picture: What FIFA 16 Needs To Fix

Roei Samuel

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