In this Football Manager 2019 Wolves team guide, we’ll explore the club in close detail to provide you with information to help you at the start your FM19 Wolves save.
Wolves are new to the Premier League after winning the Championship in 2017/18, however, with rich ambitious owners, they are looking to press on in the Premier League and become one of the top teams.
Wolves board have high expectations of finishing the season in the top half of the Premier League, which is very ambitious considering this is their first season back in the Premier League.
Despite being an ambitious target, this is should be achievable especially when you consider the quality in the first team.
The cup competitions are much less of a priority, however, the board are still looking for a good showing in these competitions too, with Fifth round required in the FA cup and Fourth round required in the Carabao cup.
TRANSFER & WAGE BUDGET
Transfer Budget: £19.8M
Wage Budget: £1.075M (£35K remaining)
Wolves have been active in the transfer market already with the club having spent around £50M on new players.
With the most notable additions being Will Boly for £10M, Jonny for £15M and Adama Traore for £18M.
despite this outlay, Wolves still have a budget of £19.8M available to spend on transfers, which should be more than enough to strengthen the team even more.
Rúben Neves – (CA 148 – PA 170)
Ruben Neves had a fantastic season for Wolves last year, helping Wolves storm to the Championship title, scoring 6 goals in 42 league appearances.
Neves is a central midfielder who likes the role as a deep lying playmaker, with his excellent passing and vision, Neves dictates the tempo of the game and makes good forward passes to the wide players or Striker.
With a current ability of 148, Neves is already a star player in the team and being only 21 years old and a potential ability of 170, he is still capable of improving significantly.
Best Attributes – Passing (17), Vision (17), Technique (16), Free Kick Taking (16), Long Shots (16).
Willy Boly – (CA 142 – PA 145)
Willy Boly has permanently joined Wolves this season for £10M from FCP, following a highly successful season on loan last year.
Boly is a central defender who is naturally capable of playing the role of a ball-playing defender.
He is a tall, strong defender who is in his prime years and would be good enough to play for most of the top teams in Europe.
Best Attributes – Heading (17), Aggression (17), Jumping Reach (17), Strength (17), Positioning (16).
Raúl Jiménez – (CA 137 – PA 147)
Raul Jimenez is currently on a season-long loan from SLB, however, Wolves have the option to sign him permanently for £34M.
Jimenez is a Striker who can play as a target man or pressing forward, who works well as he has good Aggression and Work Rate.
Jimenez is a good Striker who have the attributes to be a top scorer in the division as long as he is supplied with enough chances.
Best Attributes – Penalty Taking (19), Aggression (17), Bravery (16), Determination (16), Work Rate (16).
Wolves have a bunch of young players in their squad which have the potential to become first-team players in the future.
here are some of the stand out young players;
Rúben Vinagre – (CA 123 – PA 120/150)
Ruben Vinagre is a new signing who signed for Wolves having signed on a permanent deal for £2M from AS Monaco.
Vinagre is a natural winger and Wing-Back, with the Wing-back position being his most likely position for Wolves.
He is already good enough to play in the first team, but with a potential ability of 120/150, he is likely to improve a lot in the future.
Best Attributes – Acceleration (16), Flair (15), Work Rate (15), Agility (15), Pace (15).
Oskar Buur – (CA 105 – PA 120/150)
Oskar Buur is a young Danish player who is currently playing for the Wolves under 23 team.
Burr can play as a Right-Back and can also play as a Wing-Back, with a current ability of 105, he’s not yet ready for the first team, so could be worth sending him out on loan for a season or two.
With a potential ability of 120/150, he has the potential to improve enough to become a useful player for Wolves.
Best Attributes – Acceleration (15), Stamina (15), Dribbling (13), Agility (13), Pace (13).
Morgan Gibbs-White – (CA 113 – PA 140/170)
Morgan Gibbs-White is an exciting young player who has come through the Wolves youth academy.
He’s currently in the under 23s team, but with a current ability of 113, he isn’t too far from first-team level.
Gibbs-White can play naturally as a central midfielder or attacking midfielder, who likes to play one-twos and runs with the ball often.
He has a potential ability of 140/170 so could potentially become a star player in the Premier League.
Best Attributes – Vision (15), Dribbling (14), Passing (14), Technique (14), Flair (14).
PLAYERS TO CONSIDER SELLING
Ryan Bennett – (CA 123 – PA 130)
Ryan Bennett is a backup central defender for Wolves and as he is only on £25K p/w, you shouldn’t sell him unless you decide to sign another central defender.
Bennett is, however, the oldest and least important central defender in the Wolves team, so he would be the player to sell.
Wage: £25K p/w
Expected transfer value: £5M+
Phil Ofosu-Ayeh – (CA 115 – PA 120)
Phil Ofosu-Ayeh is a fringe player who is currently on loan to Wurzburg, Ofosu-Ayeh is not good enough to make the Wolves team and therefore should be a player you look to sell or release.
His contract expires at the end of the season, so although you won’t be able to sell him, don’t renew his contract.
Wage: £7K p/w
Expected transfer value: Release
Roderick Miranda – (CA 115 – PA 125)
Roderick Miranda is another fringe player at Wolves, he is also out on loan in the first season, however, his contract doesn’t expire until 2021, so when he returns in the second season, he should be a player you place on the transfer list.
Wage: £10K p/w
Expected transfer value: £0
PLAYERS TO CONSIDER SIGNING
Wolves have a very well balanced team without any glaring weaknesses, therefore signing new players can be a little tricky.
When your looking at potential first-team signings, you should be asking yourself these two questions.
Is this player significantly better than players currently in the squad?
Does this player have the potential to be significantly better than players currently in the squad?
If you cant answer yes to one of the above questions, then you probably shouldn’t sign the player.
Here are some players who could be good signings for Wolves;
Matthijs de Ligt – (CA 144 – PA 160/190)
He is an 18-year-old wonder-kid who has the potential to be one of the best defenders in the world within a few seasons.
Although he might stretch your budget as Ajax would likely want at least £30M for him.
Best Attributes – Tackling (16), Determination (16), Heading (15), Passing (15), Bravery (15).
Wage: £13.25K p/w
Expected Transfer Cost: £30M+
Expected Wage: £80K p/w+
Dan-Axel Zagadou – (CA 130 – PA 130/160)
Dan-Axel Zagadou is a 19-year-old
Zagadou is another central defender and would be an excellent signing for Wolves, with 130 current ability, he’ll be the best defender in the Wolves team and with a potential ability of 130/160, he has the potential to be a star defender in the future.
He is a slightly cheaper player to sign, so could be the best option for Wolves.
Best Attributes – Jumping Reach (18), Composure (17), Strength (17), Decisions (15), Teamwork (15).
Wage: £8.5K p/w
Expected Transfer Cost: £10M
Expected Wage: £50K p/w
Fábio Silva – (CA 80 – PA 150/180)
Fabio Silva is a young
Silva would be a great signing for the future, with a potential ability of 150/180, he could become one of the leading strikers in the game.
As he has only just signed a new contract with FC Porto, he won’t be available for transfer in the first window, however, you should look to get him signed up as soon as possible.
Best Attributes – Determination (14), Technique (13), Composure (13), Flair (13), Finishing (12).
Wage: £55 p/w
Expected Transfer Cost: £3M
Expected Wage: £20K p/w
FM19 Wolves First Team Squad
|Oskar Buur||20||D (R)||105||150||£2M||2,000,000||£5,000|
|Matt Doherty||26||D (R)||139||145||£18.25M||18,250,000||£60,000|
|Aaron Simpson||21||D (R)||98||115||£375K||375,000||£1,000|
|Alexander Molberg||19||D (C)||90||130||£27.5K||27,500||£975|
|Conor Coady||25||D (C)||131||138||£12M||12,000,000||£50,000|
|Ryan Bennett||28||D (C)||123||130||£6.25M||6,250,000||£25,000|
|Kortney Hause||22||D (C)||120||138||£4.1M||4,100,000||£8,000|
|Willy Boly||27||D (C)||142||145||£20.5M||20,500,000||£50,000|
|Max Kilman||21||D (L)||95||140||£375K||375,000||£1,000|
|John Kitolano||18||D (L)||103||137||£375K||375,000||£10,000|
|João Moutinho||31||M (C)||153||154||£31.5M||31,500,000||£100,000|
|Morgan Gibbs-White||18||M (C)||113||170||£7M||7,000,000||£1,500|
|Rúben Vinagre||19||M (L)||123||150||£6.5M||6,500,000||£30,000|
|Hélder Costa||24||AM (R)||134||148||£15.5M||15,500,000||£32,500|
|Adama Traoré||22||AM (R)||136||155||£17M||17,000,000||£43,000|
|Ivan Cavaleiro||24||AM (L)||138||150||£18.5M||18,500,000||£35,000|
|Diogo Jota||21||AM (L)||144||164||£25M||25,000,000||£55,000|
|Léo Bonatini||24||ST (C)||123||138||£7M||7,000,000||£35,000|
|Raúl Jiménez||27||ST (C)||137||147||£3.6M||3,600,000||£41,000|
|Rafa Mir||21||ST (C)||124||150||£7.75M||7,750,000||£7,000|