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FIFA 16 Southampton: Complete Guide For Career Mode

FIFA 16 Southampton – For those gamers that don’t like playing online, manager mode is their FIFA haven. A place where you can take apart any team you want, and completely construct a new one, however you please. Sometimes it helps to have a helping hand in explaining how to best use different teams on Career Mode. So, RealSport have devised a team-by-team guide for anyone looking to start a manager mode on FIFA 16. For a full list of the guides to the other 19 Premier League teams, click here. A list of some other useful FIFA guides: Complete Premier League Team-By-Team Guide For Completing Career Mode: 

General Tips

  • Always choose the lenient option when selecting your ‘financial strictness’. This way you get 85% of the money that the board receives from outgoing transfers to spend on new players
  • Use the new ‘Training’ feature – even if you can’t be bothered to always carry out the drills, simulate 5 drills every week, it’s a useful way to help your players grow outside of matches


  • Transfer budget – £23m
  • Wage budget – £100k

What the team needs

  • Striker
  • Winger/another attacker (depending on your formation)

Who you should get rid of

A general rule here is to sell off players that are old (31+), as on FIFA, their ratings can deteriorate pretty fast, so it’s best to cash in on them while they’re still valuable. Below are the names of the Southampton players you should get rid of and the lowest value at which you should sell that player:

  • Gaston Ramirez – £8m

Total Received = £8m New Budget = £31m  

Who you should buy (with the smaller budget)

If you can, aim to sign younger players, as FIFA has this thing for making a majority of all decent young players develop pretty well, even if they don’t in real life. If you can’t sell the ‘deadweight’ players, the following are those you can sign within your original budget (£23m):

Name: Callum Wilson (75)

Cost: £3m + Shane Long from Bournemouth

Is he worth it? 

  • Wilson fits the mould of a Southampton player nicely, has room to grow his ranking, and comes at a bargain price
  • You also shed Shane Long’s 35k/week salary which means Ben Yedder joins barely touching your wage budget, freeing up resources to sign Angel Correa, your marquee signing of the summer

Alternative option –  Wassim Ben Yedder (78) – £7m + Shane Long (Toulouse)  

Name: Angel Correa (77)

Cost: £13m from Atletico

Is he worth it? 

  • Correa is the perfect signing here because he can play anywhere across the front three and will grow at a crazy rate. So you don’t just have your new best player, but also, a versatile attacking threat

Alternative option – Andre Carillo – £14m (Sporting CP ) 

Name: Eric Dier (74)

Cost: £6m from Tottenham

Is he worth it? 

  • With the remaining £6/7m, Dier is your best bet. Caulker’s loan only lasts a year, so when he goes, your next best centre backs after Van Dijk/Fonte are Gardos (74) and Yoshida (73).
  • Unlike Gardos/Yoshida, Dier is likely to grow to at least around the 80 mark
  • Dier is an immediate upgrade to them both, and can also be used in a number of positions, meaning you will definitely find a use for him

Alternative optionEder Alvarez Balanta (74) – £3.3m (River Plate)  

Who you should buy (with the larger budget)

If you do manage to sell the ‘deadweight’ players listed above, these are the extra players you should think about signing. Each player’s rating is shown in brackets:

Name: Paul-Georges Ntep (79)

Cost: £8.5m (Stade Rennais)

Is he worth it?

  • Ntep is a luxury signing here, and negotiating his fee to suit your budget may prove difficult, but if you do, you’ll have a lethal attack with a few decent subs to choose from too, depending on who you play

Name: Luan (78)

Cost: £8m (Atletico Mineiro)

Is he worth it?

  • Luan is a small, fast, tricky Brazillian right-winger who still has room to grow at just 24 years old. If you sign either Ntep or Luan, you could realistically challenge for a Champions League place in your first season

More gaming guides:

FIFA 16:

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

Top 5 FIFA 16 Goals

The Real Picture: What FIFA 16 Needs To Fix


FM 16:

Wonderkids Guides

Premier League Best Wonderkids

Europe’s Best Wonderkids

La Liga Wonderkids

Bundesliga Wonderkids

Serie A 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 Southampton: Complete Guide For Career Mode

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