10 bargain goalkeepers for FIFA 18 Career Mode
The goalkeeper is the first name on the team sheet so make sure yours is up to scratch by snagging one of these bargain buys.
Once a goalkeeper secures their place in a starting 11, it can be hard to shift them. This means that there's loads of them on FIFA 18 who either don't play often enough or could easily fit into a better team.
Looking for an upgrade between your goalposts? We've scoured the FIFA transfer market for some of the most undervalued goalkeepers, and picked out 10 of the best to suit almost any budget.
Every player on this list is available to buy in the first transfer window on FIFA 18's Career Mode, and while the prices listed are those we managed to convince the selling club to accept, you might be able to do better by adding in a sell-on clause. Happy shopping.
€19.5m might not sound like much of a bargain, but when it's for the man keeping Man City's Ederson out of the Brazilian national team, it's an absolute steal.
Roma's Alisson has been one of Serie A's stand-out goalkeepers this season, and at 24-years-old he's only going to get better. With 86 for reflexes, 82 for reactions and 80 for positioning, he'll make saves you'd never expect him to, and while his kicking lags behind the rest of his stats, a potential overall of 86 just goes to show that his asking price is only going up. Get in there now before it's too late.
Rune Almenning Jarstein (Hertha BSC)
At 32-years-old, Jarstein is unlikely to be a long-term option with the gloves, but to get a goalie with 87 for positioning, 85 for reflexes and 81 for handling for less than €20m, you have to make a sacrifice somewhere. The imposing Norwegian international is happy to come for crosses, and while his kicking stat is only 72, he is comfortable using both feet.
As long as you’re fairly aggressive with your negotiations Hertha will accept €18m for Jarstein, and his wage demands shouldn't be out of reach for most top-division clubs.
Jeroen Zoet (PSV)
Jeroen Zoet was a crucial part of the PSV team that won back-to-back Eredivisie titles in recent years, and his performances this season have seen the Eindhoven side open up another lead at the top of the table. Why wouldn't you want a piece of that goal-stopping success?
An 80 overall rating is already decent, but throw in 83 for reflexes, 79 for positioning and the same for diving, plus the fact that he's only 26, and the €15m you'll have to part with seems like a fair price to pay for such a capable all-rounder.
Sergio Romero (Manchester Utd)
With 82 for reflexes, 81 for kicking and high 70s for the rest of his goalkeeping stats, Sergio Romero would be a regular between the sticks in most other teams – but no other team has David de Gea in it. That means he’s happy to leave Old Trafford for first-team football, and Manchester United are happy to accept a relatively low fee for him. Around €13m should do it. One thing you need to be careful of, though, is his wage demands. For someone who doesn't play regularly, they're astronomical, which probably prices out all but the bigger teams.
Antonio Adán (Real Betis)
Considering they've conceded the third-most goals in La Liga, despite being in the top half of the table, Betis aren't a team that you'd say were built on defensive solidity. It's fair to assume it'd be even more without Adán in goal. His handling's rated 83, reflexes are 82, positioning a solid 81, and he's got 80 for diving. That's not to mention 77 for strength, 76 for reactions, and 71 for jumping.
At 30-years-old he should have a few more seasons left in him yet, which makes the €12m you'll have to pay to secure his services seem all the more reasonable.
Péter Gulácsi (RB Leipzig)
High-flying RB Leipzig's Péter Gulácsi was shipped around England's lower leagues before finding his home in Leipzig, and the Hungarian stopper hasn't looked back. With each of his goalkeeping stats pushing 80, he’s a strong all-rounder rather than excelling in any particular part of his game, although with 81 for diving, 80 for reflexes, and 79 for handling he’s clearly got the ability to play in a top team. He can be cautious when it comes to crosses, and at 27-years-old there's not much room for improvement, but with an asking price of €9.5m he's ideal for a team with a middling budget.
Moyà (Atlético Madrid)
Until injury forced Moyà out and Jan Oblak came in, the 1.88m-tall Spaniard was Atlético Madrid's first-choice goalkeeper for nearly a whole season. He's been sitting on the bench ever since, but that run in the first team just shows how talented he is. He might be 33, but with 85 for diving and 81 for positioning, he's a significant obstacle between the opposition and your goal.
With his contract in its final year, you can pick Moyà up for just €8.5m, which is a serious bargain for a player who's still rated 81 overall.
Marwin Hitz (Augsburg)
Linked with a move to Liverpool last summer to sort out the club's goalkeeping issues, Augsburg's Marwin Hitz certainly has the skills to justify Premier League interest. He's got 82 for both diving and reflexes, plus 79 for positioning and 78 for strength, although he can be reluctant to come for crosses. Give him the nod and he's keen to come up for corners, though, so with any luck you'll be able to replicate his last-minute equaliser against Leverkusen in 2015. With less than a year to run on his contract, Augsburg will accept €8m for the 29-year-old.
Onur Kivrak (Trabzonspor)
Onur Kirvrak has spent almost his entire career at Trabzonspor, but at 29-years-old there's still a few years left in him yet. You should be able to convince the Turkish club to let him leave for around €6.5m, which is a decent price for a player whose 81 for reflexes, 78 for diving and 80 for jumping should mean he's able to pull off some spectacular saves. His handling and positioning are also in the mid-70s, and he's got the long throw trait so he should also be able to help you to hit teams on the counter attack if you've got a pacey winger or two.
Iago Herrerín (Athletic Club)
After Athletic's 22-year-old goalkeeper Kepa rejected a move to Real Madrid during the January transfer window, and then signed a new long-term contract, opportunities look severely limited for Iago Herrerín at San Mamés.
Despite 85 for handling being his standout stat, he's prone to punching the ball, although the 29-year-old shot-stopper still commands his penalty area with 80 for strength, 78 for diving and 77 for positioning. Ignore any release clause he might have and offer the Basque giants around €4.5m to bag your man.