FM17: Tottenham Player Ratings Revealed

Here’s the Spurs team on Football Manager 2017 with all the player ratings and values revealed and broken down to help you understand your squad.

oliver stein by Oli Stein

Taking over Spurs would be a great choice for your first save on FM17 as Mauricio Pochettino has essentially built a squad capable of challenging for the title already. A few personnel changes here and there and you could walk the Premier League.

This squad is basically tailor made for a high-intensity, couter-pressing game and these are the tactics you should employ to ensure maximum functionality. Your key players are Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Hugo Lloris; look at that, a pre-made spine for you to build around. The key with Spurs is that the squad is very young, which means all of your stars can stay stars for many years in the future.

With a very larger starting transfer budget, you have significant freedom in the transfer market, should you want to make any additions to your squad. Spurs also have a carefully crafted wage structure, meaning none of your stars will start demanding huge wage packages from the get go.

Tottenham’s starting transfer and wage budgets are as follows:

Transfer budget: £50,000,000

Wage budget: £1,869,648

GOALKEEPERS

Position Player Current Rating Potential Rating Age Nationality Value
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris 4 4 29 France £27m
Goalkeeper Pau Lopez 2.5 2.5 21 Spain £3.6m

Hugo Lloris recently got nominated for the Ballon d’Or award and David de Gea didn’t… That speaks volumes for how the ‘keeper is perceived in the game. It would be foolish to let the Frenchman go, so make sure you keep him in your squad. It’s also worth mentioning that his leadership attribute is high and you may want to retain him as captain. You also have Pau Lopez on loan and Michel Vorm is somewhere in the reserve squad should you want him.

DEFENDERS

Position Player Current Rating Potential Rating Age Nationality Value
Defender Kyle Walker 3 3 26 England £22.5m
Defender Kieran Trippier 2.5 2.5 25 England £9m
Defender Kyle Walker Peters 2 2 19 England £2.1m
Defender Danny Rose 3.5 3.5 25 England £20m
Defender Ben Davies 3 3 23 Wales £11.75m
Defender Jan Vertonghen 3.5 3.5 29 Belgium £20.5m
Defender Toby Alderweireld 4 4 27 Belgium £32m
Defender Kevin Wimmer 3 3.5 23 Austria £14.5m

Spurs have a pretty young group of defenders, as it goes, and they can develop over time into quality players, so there isn’t too much need to chop and change just yet. In Toby Alderweireld you have a four-star centre-half and you should build your defence around him. Personally, I would try and upgrade Jan Vertonghen as the Belgian can still command a decent fee at this point. Fullbacks are hard to come by and in Walker and Rose you have two good ones. Using them as wingbacks will definitely get them on the assist chart. It’s important that if you do try and upgrade them, you should look for fullbacks with high stamina, pace and crossing attributes, if you plan to play them as wingbacks.

MIDFIELDERS

Position Player Current Rating Potential Rating Age Nationality Value
Midfielder Eric Dier 3.5 4 22 England £31m
Midfielder Son Heung-min 3 3.5 23 Korea £30m
Midfielder Mousa Dembele 3.5 3.5 28 Belgium £17m
Midfielder Victor Wanyama 3.5 3.5 25 Kenya £22.5m
Midfielder Tom Carroll 2.5 3 24 England £8.75m
Midfielder Dele Alli 3.5 3.5 20 England £30m
Midfielder Joshua Onomah 2 3 19 England £5.5m
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko 2.5 2.5 26 France £13.25m
Midfielder Erik Lamela 3.5 3.5 24 Argentina £27m
Midfielder Georges Kevic Nkoudou 2 2.5 21 France £5.5m
Midfielder Christian Eriksen 3.5 4 24 Denmark £36.5m

Again, youth is the key word for Tottenham’s midfield, as the oldest player is Moussa Dembele, followed by Moussa Sissoko, at 28 and 26, respectively. It’s up to you how you use Eric Dier, but at four-star potential, you could partner him with Alderweireld and use Victor Wanyama as your defensive midfielder (3.5 stars). Eriksen is another four-star potential player and he’s guaranteed to get countless assists. Same goes with Dele Alli; playing him in deep midfield is your best bet, but make sure you play him from the beginning, despite the fact he’s only 19. On FM16, he normally had an average rating of 7.8 or 7.9 each season playing in the ‘roaming playmaker’ role from central midfield. Onomah and Carroll can be let go if you’re short of funds.

STRIKERS

Position Player Current Rating Potential Rating Age Nationality Value
Striker Harry Kane 3.5 4.5 22 England £34.5m
Striker Vincent Janssen 2.5 3 22 Netherlands £11.25m

Harry Kane has the potential to become one of the best strikers on the game, reaching 4.5 star ability, and playing him as a complete forward will get the best out of him. On FM16, I witnessed Harry Kane score 39 goals in the Premier League. That’s 39, in one season, in the league. In Janssen, you also have solid back-up and there’s no need to change anything for years. Just make sure you keep him happy with some games here and there.

Oli Stein

Oli graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in History and has worked with RealSport since September 2016. Currently assistant football editor and Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @steinoliver_

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