With Manchester United’s highest rated DEF in FIFA 17 career mode, Smalling is worth keeping around. However, he will not grow into a FIFA 17 best DEF, so it might be worth keeping your eyes open for a replacement later on in the game.
Keep, keep keep. Bailly is a solid and strong CB in FIFA 17 career mode. On top of this he grows into one of the best CB DEF’s in FIFA 17 career mode.
Blind’s versatility is extremely useful. He can play at LB, CDM, as well as the preferred CB. He will never be a world class CB. So, we would advise keeping him until he hits his potential growth, and then sell him for the most money.
At the age of 31, Valencia is only going to go down. He’s a good RB, fast, strong and a good crosser, however, his age really caps him. We would advise selling him in your second FIFA 17 career mode season.
Keep. Luke Shaw becomes one of the best LB DEF’s in FIFA 17. He is young, and has a great growth potential.
Jones is worth keeping around. He is a good back up CB and has a +3 growth potential. However, when he hits this rating, it might be worth thinking of a long term replacement.
Sell. Manchester United have a RB problem in FIFA 17 career mode. You need a solid RB to complete your defence. Darmian is not the man for the job.
Sell in the second or third season. Rojo is a good back up LB to have, but he isn’t going to set the world on fire.
Tuanzebe has great potential, but it’s unlikely he will make the starting line up. Keep him around, loan him out for a few seasons, try to max his potential growth rating, and then sell him.
Sell. Riley isn’t worth spending the time and effort on. We would advise selling him in your first summer transfer, or the winter transfer half way through your first season.
Like Tuanzebe, Poole has great potential. At the age of 18, it is worth loaning him out to increase his overall rating. However, when he nears this potential, it would be best to cash in on the Welshman.
Sadiq El Fitouri
Sell. Straight away. El Fitouri will not be worth the time. His age, low overall stat, and low potential stat make him expendable.