Football Manager 2020: Now is the perfect time to start a new save

After a busy winter transfer season there are plenty of new challenges for you in FM20.

Toby Durant by Toby Durant
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We all go through phases with Football Manager games.

Those weekend binges until 3am disappear for a month or two, and when you come back to your Arsenal side in 2031 you can’t remember which regens are good or figure out why Oldham Athletic are now winning the Premier League. And then you might not ever touch that save again.

Which is why now is the perfect time to start from scratch in Football Manager 2020.

Sale

If for some reason you didn’t jump on the brilliant Football Manager 2020 when it first launched and you have a disc drive on your PC or laptop then you can grab FM20 at a bargain £22.99 on Amazon.

Meanwhile, CD Keys have Steam codes on sale for just £16.99, a steal!

Winter transfer update

Erling Haaland stats in Football Manager 2020
BYE BYE: Haaland won’t be at RB Salzburg now

The major leagues around the world are done wheeling and dealing for another season, which means that some big transfers and huge names have moved clubs since the game launched back in October.

Even if you have FM20 and are deep into a save, it is the perfect time to jump into a fresh challenge thanks to the winter transfer update.

READ MORE: FM20: The best contract expiry signings in 2020

Christian Eriksen is now at Inter Milan, and Erling Haaland will be waiting for you at Borussia Dortmund. What more reason could you need to leave the Premier League and try to break the stranglehold of Juventus or Bayern Munich?

Player ratings boost

Juventus Matthijs de Ligt in Football Manager 2020
ON THE RISE: Juve’s young defender is just one of many that could have fresh ratings

Included in the winter transfer update are improvements to the ratings of players that have shone so far this season.

That goes for the potential ability (PA) of youngsters, and the base stats for first-team regulars.

READ MORE: FM 20: Paris Saint-Germain team guide

The likes of Andre Onana at Ajax and Ebere Eze at QPR have seen their key attributes bolstered in the most recent update. Which means firing up a new save and getting your scouts out around the world will uncover even more wonderkids and sign.

New challenges

ac milan football manager 2020
ROLLERCOASTER: It has been a while since AC Milan challenged

These updates create new managerial challenges for you. Now it’s not just about trying to prevent Liverpool from taking over world football, but the likes of Swansea City and Sunderland are now attractive propositions.

READ MORE: FM20: The best wonderkid left wingers (AML) to sign

The return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to AC Milan gives them some bite to climb back up the Serie A table. Bayer Leverkusen added Exequiel Palacios to their already talented midfield, maybe you can take them to a shocking Bundesliga title?

The possibilities are endless in Football Manager 2020, so what are you waiting for?

Toby Durant

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