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"Fifa 18:" Best Wonderkids in Career Mode

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FIFA 18

FIFA 18

Fifa 18

Ah, it's that wonderful time of year, where the new annual installment in the ever-successful Fifa series is coming to consoles near you. This year's edition, Fifa 18, looks better than ever, and that is due in part to the rise of many young stars in recent years. There's a large amount of young players to sign in each career mode in Fifa 18.

**Please Note: Due to the constantly updating EA Sports database, some values and ratings for players may change slightly after this article has been posted, I will try to keep it updated to the best of my abilities, but some may appear incorrectly**

Goalkeepers

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Gianluigi Donnarumma

18

A.C Milan

82

94

£25.1m

Alban Lafont

18

Toulouse FC

77

89

£10.1m

Alex Meret

20

Ferrara (SPAL) *Loan from Udinese

74

88

£9.2m

Wuilker Faríñez

20

*Free Transfer*

73

87

FREE

Arrizabalaga

22

Athletic Bilbao

80

87

£13.6m

Christian Früchtl

17

Bayern Munich

65

86

£858,000

Bartłomiej Drągowski

19

Fiorentina

71

86

£3.7m

André Onana

21

Ajax

78

85

£9.7m

Thomas Strakosha

22

Lazio

74

84

£6.2m

Joel Castro Pereira

21

Manchester United

71

84

£3.7m

Gaëtan Poussin

18

Bordeaux

62

83

£506,000

Mile Svilar

17

Benfica

63

83

£528,000

Defenders (Right Back)

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Héctor Bellerín

22

Arsenal

81

88

£18.5m

Joshua Kimmich

22

Bayern Munich

81

87

£18m

Kelvin Amian Adou

19

Toulouse FC

73

86

£5.7m

Benjamin Henrichs

20

Bayern Leverkusen

76

86

£9.7m

Trent Alexander-Arnold

18

Liverpool

69

85

£1.7m

Pablo Maffeo

19

Girona FC *Loan from Manchester City

72

85

£4.4m

Odriozola

21

Real Sociedad

74

84

£7m

Rick Karsdorp

22

Roma

78

84

£10.6m

Lukas Klostermann

21

RB Leipzig

72

84

£4.3m

David Carmona

20

Sevilla Atletico

70

84

£3.1m

Felix Passlack

19

Hoffenheim *Loan from Borussia Dortmund

69

84

£1.8m

Defenders (Left Back)

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Grimaldo

21

Benfica

80

87

£15.4m

Antonio Barreca

22

Torino

75

86

£8.8m

Benjamin Mendy

22

Manchester City

78

87

£11.4m

Ryan Sessegnon

17

Fulham

67

86

£1.2m

Marcelo Saracchi

19

River Plate

70

85

£3m

Cucurella

18

Barcelona B

67

85

£1.2m

Kieran Tierney

20

Celtic

74

85

£7.5m

Theo Hernandez

19

Real Madrid

75

85

£7.9m

Blas Riveros

19

FC Basel

68

84

£1.5m

Aaron Martin

20

Espanyol

76

84

£8.4m

Defenders (Center Back)

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Andreas Christensen

21

Chelsea

81

89

£20.2m

Niklas Sule

21

Bayern Munich

83

89

£26.8m

Matthijs de Ligt

17

Ajax

76

89

£10.1m

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

19

Crystal Palace *Loan from Manchester United*

76

88

£10.6m

Jonathan Tah

21

Bayern Leverkusen

82

88

£22.9m

Daniele Rugani

22

Juventus

80

88

£16.7m

Davinson Sanchez

21

Tottenham Hotspur

81

88

£18.9m

Lucas Hernandez

21

Atletico Madrid

77

88

£11.9m

Malang Sarr

18

OGC Nice

75

88

£9.2m

José María Giménez

22

Atletico Madrid

83

87

£25.1m

Center Defensive Midfielder

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Tiémoué Bakayoko

22

Chelsea

82

88

£22.9m

Julian Weigl

21

Borussia Dortmund

81

87

£18.5m

Lucas Tousart

20

Olympique Lyonnais

78

87

£12.3m

Amadou Diawara

19

Napoli

77

87

£10.6m

Leander Dendoncker

22

Anderlecht

79

86

£13.2m

Rúben Neves

20

Wolves

77

86

£10.6m

Tanguy Ndombele

20

Olympique Lyonnais

74

86

£7.9m

Santiago Ascacibar

20

Stuttgart

73

86

£6.2m

Marcos Llorente

22

Real Madrid

77

86

£10.6m

Manuel Locatelli

19

A.C. Milan

74

86

£7.5m

Onyinye Ndidi

20

Leicester City

77

86

£10.6m

Central Midfielders

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Saul

22

Atletico Madrid

82

90

£28.2m

Youri Tielemans

20

AS Monaco

80

90

£20.7m

Corentin Tolisso

22

Bayern Munich

82

89

£26.8m

Naby Keita

22

RB Leipzig

83

88

£29.9m

Dani Ceballos

20

Real Madrid

78

88

£14.5m

Leon Goretzka

22

Schalke

82

88

£26.4m

Wylan Cyprien

22

OGC Nice

79

87

£16.3m

Aleñà

19

Barcelona

71

87

£4.4m

Morgan Sanson

22

Marseille

81

87

£21.1m

Mohammoud Dahoud

21

Borussia Dotmund

79

87

£16.3m

Seko Fofana

22

Udinese

75

86

£9.7m

Left Midfielders

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Thomas Lemar

21

Monaco

83

91

£33.9m

Anthony Martial

21

Manchester United

82

90

£29m

Ezequiel Barco

18

Independiente

72

90

£5.7m

Marcus Rashford

19

Manchester United

80

89

£19.4m

Julian Brandt

21

Bayern Leverkusen

80

88

£19.4m

Serge Gnabry

21

Hoffenheim *Loan from Bayern Munich*

79

87

£16.3m

Leon Bailey

19

Bayern Leverkusen

76

86

£10.6m

Andreas Pereira

21

Valencia *Loan from Manchester United*

77

86

£12.3m

Bruma

22

RB Leipzig

81

86

£21.1m

Richarlison

20

Watford

73

85

£6.2m

Right Midfielders

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Bernardo Silva

22

Manchester City

84

91

£38.3m

Christian Pulisic

18

Borussia Dortmund

78

89

£14.5m

Kai Havertz

18

Bayern Leverkusen

73

88

£7m

Gelson Martins

22

Sporting CP

81

88

£22m

Federico Chiesa

19

Fiorentina

75

87

£10.1m

Marcus Edwards

18

Tottenham Hotspur

65

87

£1.1m

Cortentin Jean

21

Toulouse FC

74

86

£8.8m

Andrija Živković

20

Benfica

77

86

£12.3m

Kingsley Coman

21

Bayern Munich

79

86

£15.8m

Iuri Mendeiros

22

Sporting CP

78

85

£12.8m

Emre Mor

19

Celta Vigo

70

85

£3.3m

Central Attacking Midfielders

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Marco Asensio

21

Real Madrid

84

92

£40.5m

Angel Gomes

16

Manchester United

64

90

£858,000

Deli Alli

21

Tottenham Hotspur

84

90

£37.8m

Marko Rog

21

Napoli

76

86

£11m

Vitinho

19

Barcelona

71

86

£4.4m

Josh Onomah

20

Aston Villa *Loan from Tottenham

72

86

£6.2m

Pablo Fornals

21

Villareal

77

86

£12.3m

G. Lo Celso

21

Paris Saint-Germain

74

86

£8.8m

Max Meyer

21

Schalke

79

86

£15.8m

Left Wingers

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Leroy Sane

21

Manchester City

82

91

£30.4m

Keita Baldé Diao

22

AS Monaco

82

90

£28.6m

Jadon Sancho

17

Borussia Dortmund

63

86

£704,000

Diogo Jota

20

Wolves *Loan from Atletico Madrid

77

86

£12.3m

Marko Pjaca

22

Juventus

76

86

£11m

Oyarzabal

20

Real Sociedad

79

86

£15.8m

Hirving Lozano

21

PSV

78

85

£12.8m

M'Baye Niang

22

Torino *Loan from A.C Milan

78

85

£12.8m

Matheus Pereira

21

Grupo Desportivo de Chaves *Loan from Sporting CP

74

85

£8.4m

Ben Woodburn

17

Liverpool

65

85

£941,000

Right Wingers

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Ousmane Dembele

20

Barcelona

83

92

£35.2m

Malcom

20

Bordeaux

81

87

£21.6m

Raheem Sterling

22

Manchester City

82

87

£26m

Domenico Berardi

22

Sassuolo

81

87

£21.6m

Justin Kluivert

18

Ajax

73

86

£6.2m

Martin Odegaard

18

SC Heerenveen *Loan from Real Madrid

74

86

£8.4m

Bertrand Traore

21

Lyon

79

85

£15.4m

Ferdinando Del Sole

19

Pescara

65

84

£1m

Ricardo Orsolini

20

Atlanta *Loan from Juventus

69

84

£2m

Jack Harrison

20

NYCFC

70

84

£3.4m

Strikers

NameAgeClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Kylian Mbappe

18

Paris Saint-Germain *Loan from Monaco

83

94

£36.5m

Gabriel Jesus

20

Manchester City

81

92

£27.3m

Lautaro Martinez

19

Racing Club

72

88

£5.7m

Kasper Dolberg

19

Ajax

78

88

£14.5m

Breel EMbolo

20

Schalke

76

88

£12.3m

Amath Diedhio

20

Getafe

74

87

£9.7m

Angel Correa

22

Atletico Madrid

79

87

£16.7m

Timo Werner

21

RB Leipzig

82

87

£26.8m

Patrik Schick

21

Roma *Loan from Sampdoria

77

87

£12.8m

Antonio Sanabria

21

Real Betis

78

86

£13.6m

Notable Exclusions

NameAgePositionClubStarting AbilityPotential AbilityValue

Harry Kane

23

ST

Tottenham Hotspur

86

90

£51.9m

Andrea Belotti

23

ST

Torino

83

90

£32.6m

Romelu Lukaku

24

ST

Manchester United

86

90

£51.9m

Mauro Icardi

24

ST

Inter Milan

84

89

£37m

Paulo Dybala

23

CAM

Juventus

88

93

£69.5m

Jan Oblak

24

GK

Atletico Madrid

88

93

£50.2m

Paul Pogba

24

CM

Manchester United

87

92

£58.5m

Yannick Carrasco

23

LM/RM

Atletico Madrid

85

90

£45.3m

Marquinhos

23

CB

Paris Saint-Germain

83

89

£26.8m

Timo Horn

24

GK

FC Koln

84

90

£27.3m

Mateo Kovacic

23

CM/CDM

Real Madrid

82

88

£26.4m

Finishing Notes:

Some of the players presented in these tables have recently moved clubs in real life, or are currently on loan at their club, and due to this you will be unable to sign them in the current transfer window, the only alternative to this is to wait until a later transfer window and attempt to sign them again.

For any other player enquiries or to check a larger variety of players presented in this guide: I use the following website: https://sofifa.com/players/

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