Best Basque Players in FM18 You Can Sign

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For those who find it difficult to discover good Basque players to sign, this article is for you. The list here presents the best Basque players in FM18.

Iker Muniain: One of the finest young Basque players in Athletic Bilbao squad.

In Football Manager 2018, there are over 750 players who hail from the Basque community, in western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay in France and Spain. And football clubs that are in this area are Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad, Deportivo Alavés, SD Eibar, and CA Osasuna. However, looking at these clubs mentioned, only Athletic Bilbao has a strict transfer policy which prevents the signing of non-Basque players.

The usage of only Basque players has been Bilbao’s pride since history. But sincerely, they have nurtured and produced great talents over the years. On top of that, they have never been relegated from La Liga while using players from the community.

Managing Athletic Bilbao in football manager can be challenging in terms of signing good players for first team. Because you can only sign Basque players, the privilege of scouting widely like other clubs isn’t possible. Therefore, because of this situation, I took out time to scout the best players whose second nationality is Basque to help you out.

The List

The players on this list are good for first team. Presented on this list are their preferred positions and roles, but most of them are versatile and can play in more than a couple of positions and roles. However, the players on this list aren’t contracted to Athletic Bilbao. I decided not to include Bilbao players in FM18 in order to avoid a very long list that might be boring to you. So in that sense, the rest of the Basque players are in Athletic Bilbao squad.

Feel free to look into anyone and make an offer in your FM save.

NAMENATIONALITYCLUBNATURAL POSITIONPREFERRED ROLEINITIAL VALUE ( £)AGE
Stephane RuffierFrenchAS Saint-ÉtienneGKGoalKeeper6.25M30
Sergio HerreraSpanishCA OsasunaGKGoalKeeper1.7M24
Oier OlazabulSpanishLevanteGKGoalKeeper2.1M27
Aymeric LaporteFrenchManchester CityDCBall Playing Defender33M23
Unai GarciaSpanishCA OsasunaDCCentral Defender1.6M25
Cesar AzpilizuetaSpanishChelseaDRRight Wing-Back44M27
Nacho MonrealSpanishArsenalDLLeft Wing-Back19.25M31
Alvaro OdriozolaSpanishReal SociedadDRRight Full-Back9.5M21
YuriSpanishParis Saint-GermainDLLeft Full-Back6.5M27
Aritz ElustondoSpanishReal SociedadDRRight Wing-Back2.6M23
Isma LópezSpanishSporting de GijónDLLeft Wing-Back2.7M27
Ander CapaSpanishSD EibarDRRight Full-Back4.7M25
Eneko BovedaSpanishDeportivo de La CoruñaDRRight Wing-Back2.6M28
Josba ZalduaSpanishReal SociedadDRRight Wing-Back3.4M25
Javi MartinezSpanishBayern MünchenDMAnchor Man30M28
Asier IllarramendiSpanishReal SociedadDMDefensive Midfielder13.75M22
Erik MoranSpanishAthlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos (A.E.K)DMDeep Lying Playmaker1.4M26
Manu GarciaSpanishManchester CityDMSegundo Volante875K19
MarkelSpanishReal SociedadDMDefensive Midfielder2.6M31
Ander HerreraSpanishManchester UnitedMCCarrilero27M27
Mikel MerinoSpanishNewcastle UnitedMCAdvanced Playmaker8M21
Roberto TorresSpanishCA OsasunaMCDeep Lying Playmaker5.25M28
David ZurutuzaSpanishReal SociedadMCDeep Lying Playmaker7M30
Rubén PardoSpanishReal SociedadMCAdvanced Playmaker3.8M24
Dani GarciaSpanishSD EibarMCCarrilero3.4M27
Javier ErasoSpanishCD LeganésMCCarrilero5.25M27
Alvaro PeñaSpanishAD AlcorcónMCAdvanced Playmaker1.1M25
Jon GaztañagaSpanishGimnàstic de TarragonaMCBall Winning Midfielder1.1M26
Javi RosSpanishReal ZaragozaMCMezzala1M27
Mikel OyarzabalSpanishReal SociedadAMCAttacking Midfielder8M20
Antoine GriezmannFrenchAtlético de MadridAMLInside Forward72M26
Alex BerenguerSpanishTorinoAMRRight Winger6.25M21
Ibai GomezSpanishDeportivo AlavésAMRRight Winger4M27
Fernando LlorenteSpanishTottenhamSTCTarget Man12.25M32
Jon BautistaSpanishReal SociedadSTCComplete Forward2.7M22
Imanol AgirretxeSpanishReal SociedadSTCComplete Forward5.5M30
Urko VeraSpanishCFR 1907 ClujSTCTarget Man1.2M30
Gaizka ToqueroSpanishReal ZaragozaSTCDefensive Forward625K32
Jorge GalánSpanishReal Unión ClubSTCPoacher350K28

If you’ve used any Basque player who’s not on this list but is really good for any top divisions, feel free to provide his name in the comment box. I will check him out before adding him.

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