The January transfer window has closed! After many rumours and some huge signings made, clubs have now finalised their squads for the remainder of the 2018/19 season! With that in mind, we wanted to take a look at 5 teams who have particularly added well and who you should consider trying out on FM19!
Major Transfer In: Gonzalo Higuain (Loan), Christian Pulisic (64m)
Major Transfers Out: Cesc Fabregas (Undisclosed), Alvaro Morata (Loan), Victor Moses (Loan), Christian Pulisic (Loan), Michy Batshuayi (Loan)
First up is the 2016/17 Premier League champions, Chelsea. Sarri’s side have added 2 huge signings, with Christian Pulisic and Gonzalo Higuain joining. Whilst Pulisic has rejoined Borussia Dortmund on loan, these are still 2 big name signings who are bound to becmome stars for Chelsea, hopefully with you as manager.
With the dead wood being cleared out in Cesc Fabregas, Alvaro Morata and Victor Moses, this gives an opportunity to youngsters like Calum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to step and fulfill their potential.
2. AC Milan
Major Transfers In: Krzysztof Piatek (35m), Lucas Paqueta (35m)
Major Tranfers Out: Alen Halilovic (Loan)
Next up is Gonzalo Huguain’s former club, AC Milan. The Italian giants have added just 2 players, but they are 2 FM wonderkids. With highy-rated Brazilian attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta and one of Serie A’s top scorers Krzysztof Piatek joining, AC Milan could easily be title challengers in the Italian first division!
Major Transfers In: Dominic Solanke (19m), Chris Mepham (13m), Nathaniel Clyne (Loan)
Major Transfers Out: Jermain Defoe (Loan), Tyrone Mings (Loan)
Premier League over-achievers Bournemouth have added very smartly this January. Securing the permanent signings of highly-rated youngsters Dominic Solanke and Chris Mepham could prove to be good for the future. The loan signing of Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool is also a very good one. With these additions, Bournemouth are more than good enough to challenge for Europe!
Major Transfers In: Almamy Toure (750k), Tuta (1.8m), Sebastian Rode (Loan), Martin Hinteregger (Loan)
Major Transfers Out: Carlos Salcedo (8.8m), Felix Weidwald (Loan)
Last season’s feel-good story of the Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt have not stopped progressing, despite the departure of Niko Kovac to Bayern Munich. With an already electric front 3, Frankfurt have improved their defence this January. With FM wonderkid Almamy Toure, along with the loan signings of Sebastian Rode and Martin Hinteregger, Frankfurt are quickly becoming one of the hottest clubs in Europe right now!
Major Transfers In: Cesc Fabregas (Undiclosed), Fode Ballo-Toure (11m), Naldo (2m), Gelson Martins (Loan), Georges-Kevin N’Koudou (Loan), Adrien Silva (Loan)
Major Transfers Out: Youri Tielemans (Loan), Antonio Barreca (Loan), Almamy Toure (750k)
Club legend Thierry Henry had a rather torrid time as manager of AS Monaco, getting sacked after just 3 months in the job. The once Champions League semi-finalists now find themselves battling relegation in Ligue 1 and massively under-achieving. With the additions of Cesc Fabregas, Gelson Martins and Adrien Silva, can you restore AS Monaco back to the the top of Ligue 1?
So that’s it! Those are our choices for 5 teams you should try out on our FM19 Updated Database! What do you make of our choices? Leave a comment below!