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FIFA 19: The 137 Highest Potential Young Players to Sign in Career Mode

With the release of FIFA 19 upon us, it's time to get a head start on your career mode. Signing a big name is always exciting, but finding a bargain youngster who can develop into a true world beater is one of the best features of the mode.

Whether you're in charge of a Champions League contender or a rebuilding project in League Two, these wonderkids can be real game changers for any manager.

With that in mind, here are all the stars aged 21 and under that you should look to sign for your club, with all the details brought to you from FUTWIZ .

14. Potential Rating - 85

Charly Musonda (RW, Chelsea) - The 21-year-old has long been tipped for greatness and, with an initial rating of 75, may be relatively straightforward to pry away from Chelsea.

James Maddison (CAM, Leicester City) - Maddison has enjoyed a great start to life in the Premier League, and looks to be a future star in both reality and the virtual world.

Wilfried Ndidi (CDM, Leicester City) - The Nigerian joined Leicester in 2017 and has used his combination of speed and power to make a real impact for his side.

Kasper Dolberg (ST, Ajax) - Since bursting onto the scene in 2016, Dolberg has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in Europe, and is regularly linked with a big move abroad.

Tammy Abraham (ST, Chelsea) - Abraham joined Aston Villa on loan in search of game time, and could be another that is relatively easy to lure away from the club.

Reiss Nelson (RW, Arsenal) - After starring in English youth football, Nelson joined Hoffenheim on loan this summer as he seeks to prove himself as first-team option.

And more...

Allan Saint-Maximin (RW, OGC Nice), Manuel Locatelli (CDM, Milan), Nadiem Amiri (CAM, Hoffenheim), Rolando Mandragora (CM, Udinese), Jean-Kevin Augustin (ST, RB Leipzig), Steven Bergwijn (LW, PSV Eindhoven), Lucas Tousart (CDM, Lyon), Maximiliano Romero (ST, PSV Eindhoven), Nicolas Benedetti (CAM, Deportivo Cali).

Mile Svilar (GK, Benfica), Emre Mor (LW, Celta Vigo), Joris Gnagnon (CB, Sevilla), Amine Harit (RW, Schalke), Myziane Maolida (ST, OGC Nice), Panagiotis Retsos (CB, Bayer Leverkusen), Achraf Hakimi (RB, Real Madrid), Salih Ozcan (CM, FC Koln), Marco Varnier (CB, Cittadella), Matias Zaracho (RM, Racing Club), Aaron Martin (LB, Espanyol).

13. Potential Rating - 85 (Continued)

Richarlison (LM, Everton) - Richarlison has been fantastic in the Premier League in recent months, but may be tough to lure away from Everton after he recently signed for around £40m.

Mason Mount (CAM, Chelsea) - Mount is currently learning under Chelsea legend Frank Lampard at Derby County, and has also been tipped for stardom by England manager Gareth Southgate.

Tahith Chong (LW, Manchester United) - The big-haired youngster was in incredibly high demand when he joined Manchester United, as his potential has never been in doubt.

Marcus Edwards (RM, Tottenham Hotspur) - Edwards is currently plying his trade on loan at Eredivisie side Excelsior, and will be hoping to showcase his abilities for the world.

Ben Woodburn (CAM, Liverpool) - Welsh hero Woodburn is on loan at Sheffield United this season, but could be a smart addition for any side upon his return.

Juan Foyth (CB, Tottenham Hotspur) - Foyth was an expensive signing for Tottenham in 2017, but is yet to really make an impact in England.

Oh, and...

Orji Okwonkwo (LW, Bologna), Gian-Luca Itter (LB, Wolfsburg), Alan Franco (CB, Independiente), Arne Maier (CM, Hertha BSC), Bruno Xadas (RM, Braga), Takefusa Kubo (CAM, FC Tokyo), Alfa Semedo (CDM, Benfica), Michael Cuisance (CM, Borussia Monchengladbach), Myron Boadu (ST, AZ Alkmaar).

Matheus Cunha (ST, RB Leipzig), Marcelo Saracchi (LB, RB Leipzig), Giorgi Chakvetadze (CAM, AA Gent), Aurelien Tchouameni (CDM, Bordeaux), Diego Rossi (LW, Los Angeles FC). Jonathan David (ST, AA Gent), Dani Olmo (LM, Dinamo Zagreb), Mykola Shaparenko (CM, Dynamo Kyiv), Vladyslav Supriaga (ST, Dynamo Kyiv).   

12. Potential Rating - 86

Breel Embolo (ST, Schalke) - The 21-year-old has long been touted as a future star, and possesses a unique blend of speed and power that could make him a crucial signing for any team.

Diogo Jota (LW, Wolverhampton Wanderers) - After impressing considerably in the Championship, Jota is yet to fully find his feet in the Premier League but, at 21, has time on his side.

Vallejo (CB, Real Madrid) - Another of those who has been tipped for greatness for a while, Vallejo is a regular squad option in Madrid, who may be prepared to let him go for cheap in FIFA 19.

Kieran Tierney (LB, Celtic) - The young Scot has been linked with some of Europe's elite and looks destined to develop into one of the game's finest left backs.

Frenkie De Jong (CM, Ajax) - There looks set to be a real battle for De Jong's signature in the near future, with interest from Barcelona, Tottenham and both Manchester clubs.

Brahim Diaz (LW, Manchester City) - The Spaniard is one of the gems in Manchester City's academy, and is regularly involved with Pep Guardiola's senior squad.

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Pablo Maffeo (RWB, Stuttgart), Nordi Mukiele (CB, RB Leipzig), Sander Berge (CDM, RC Genk), Denis Zakaria (CM, Borussia Monchengladbach), Raphinha (RM, Sporting CP), Gedson Fernandes (CM, Benfica), Federico Chiesa (RW, Fiorentina), Christian Kouame (ST, Genoa), Marc Roca (CDM, Espanyol), Wendel (CM, Sporting CP). 

11. Potential Rating - 86 (Continued)

Lautaro Martinez (ST, Inter) - Martinez recently made the move from Argentina to Europe and is looking to break into the first team at Inter.

Issa Diop (CB, West Ham United) - The 21-year-old was part of West Ham's squad overhaul this summer and, after a tough start to the season, looks to be settling in well.

Henry Onyekuru (LM, Everton) - Onyekuru was highly sought after during his time in Belgium, and is now hoping to impress on loan with Galatasaray.

Christian Fruchtl (GK, Bayern Munich) - The German giants are hoping to see Fruchtl develop into Manuel Neuer's long-term heir, meaning he could be a smart purchase for any team.

Ethan Ampadu (CB, Chelsea) - The youngster has earned countless plaudits in recent years after impressing considerably in all environments. He looks set to be a star for many years to come.

Justin Kluivert (LW, Roma) - Son of Dutch icon Patrick, Justin Kluivert enjoyed a phenomenal breakout season with Ajax before making the jump to Serie A, where he is a regular in Roma's matchday squad.


Paulinho (RM, Bayer Leverkusen), Eder Militao (RB, Porto), Amine Gouiri (ST, Lyon), Willem Geubbels (ST, Monaco), Ferran Torres (RM, Valencia), Jules Kounde (CB, Bordeaux), Timothy Weah (ST, Paris Saint-Germain), Rafael Leao (ST, Lille).

Kangin Lee (CAM, Valencia), Jovane Eduardo Borges Cabral (RM, Sporting CP), Viktor Tsygankov (RM, Dynamo Kyiv), Sofiane Diop (CAM, Monaco).

10. Potential Rating - 87

Ruben Neves (CM, Wolverhampton Wanderers) - Neves shocked the world when he joined Wolves, and remains a transfer target for some of Europe's elite after impressing in the Premier League.

Goncalo Guedes (LW, Valencia) - The Portuguese winger enjoyed an impressive season on loan with Valencia last year, and was rewarded with a permanent move this summer.

Joe Gomez (RB, Liverpool) - Gomez has emerged as a real first-team star with Liverpool this season, and has already made his debut for England's national side.

Davide Calabria (RB, Milan) - The 21-year-old already has over 50 appearances for Milan to his name, and looks set to feature in the side for a long time.

Amadou Diawara (CM, Napoli) - Diawara has been recognised as a wonderkid for years in Italy, but has struggled to make an impact since joining Napoli in 2016.

Franck Kessie (CM, Milan) - Kessie is another of those who is well known in Italy, and recently made the permanent move to Milan after initially impressing on loan.

Yann Karamoh (RM, Inter) - The young Frenchman impressed during his initial spell on loan with Inter, and is now testing himself with French side Bordeaux.

Yep, still more...

Oyarzabal (LW, Real Sociedad), Felipe Vizeu (ST, Udinese), Carlos Soler (RM, Valencia), Diogo Leite (CB, Porto), Ismaila Sarr (LM, Stade Rennais), Cengiz Under (RW, Roma).

9. Potential Rating - 87 (Continued)

Jadon Sancho (LM, Borussia Dortmund) - The poster-boy for young Brits moving abroad, Sancho has developed into a star in the Bundesliga after struggling to break through with Manchester City.

Alphonso Davies (LM, Vancouver Whitecaps) - Davies has already signed a deal to join Bayern Munich in January after taking the MLS by storm. His pace and dribbling skills should see Davies develop into a seriously threatening winger.

Tanguy Ndombele (CM, Lyon) - Ndombele's talent was identified early by Lyon, who have now been rewarded with countless impressive performances from the 21-year-old.

Moise Kean (ST, Juventus) - Kean emerged as a wonderkid in 2016 and is still only 18. With time on his side, Kean could become a truly dangerous attacker in the near future.

Pietro Pellegri (ST, Monaco) - Monaco splashed out almost £20m to sign a 16-year-old Pellegri, which speaks volumes about his incredible potential, both on FIFA and in real life.

Angel Gomes (CAM, Manchester United) - Gomes has been a true star in youth football, and was rewarded with his debut for the club in 2017. However, he is yet to permanently break through.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (LW, Chelsea) - Chelsea fans have been desperate for Hudson-Odoi to be given a chance in the senior side, after the youngster dominated in their youth sides. However, his opportunity is yet to come.

Sergio Gomez (CAM, Borussia Dortmund) - Dortmund brought Gomez to the club from Barcelona in January, meaning the 18-year-old will have had some of the finest coaching available.

These boys, too...

David Neres (RW, Ajax), Boubacar Kamara (CB, Marseille), Alessandro Bastoni (CB, Parma), Abdoulaye Dabo (CM, Nantes), Joao Felix Sequeira (LW, Benfica). 

8. Potential Rating - 88

Alex Meret (GK, Napoli) - The 21-year-old has been tipped as a potential heir to Gianluigi Buffon's throne in the Italian national team, which tells you everything you need to know about the towering shot stopper.

Rodrigo Bentancur (CM, Juventus) - Bentancur impressed at the World Cup with Uruguay, and can regularly be seen exerting his influence in the heart of Juventus's midfield.

Christian Pulisic (RM, Borussia Dortmund) - Pulisic is widely viewed as one of the finest footballing talents to ever come from the USA, and is already a star in the Bundesliga.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB, Liverpool) - The 19-year-old's rise has been incredible, and his form over recent years has proven why he is a regular in Jurgen Klopp's side.

Kai Havertz (CAM, Bayer Leverkusen) - Havertz is well-known for being one of Germany's brightest stars, and may find himself as a regular part of the international team following their disappointing World Cup.

7. Potential Rating - 88 (Continued)

Ryan Sessegnon (LW, Fulham) - The youngster took England by storm last season and, whilst things are yet to fully click for Sessegnon in the Premier League, his potential is still certainly phenomenal.

Phil Foden (CAM, Manchester City) - Foden is incredibly close to making a regular impact on Guardiola's first team, but has found regular minutes hard to come by in such a dominant side.

Riqui Puig (CM, Barcelona) - Puig is a key player for Barcelona's youth sides and looked very impressive in the UEFA Youth League last season. Could he be the next youngster to break through at the club?

Andriy Lunin (GK, Real Madrid) - Lunin secured a dream move to Madrid after impressing in his homeland of Ukraine, and is now hoping to showcase his abilities on loan with Leganes.


Nicolo Barella (CM, Cagliari), Dayot Upamecano (CB, RB Leipzig), Ante Coric (CAM, Roma), Houssem Aouar (CM, Lyon), Jann-Fiete Arp (ST, Hamburger SV), Sandro Tonali (CDM, Brescia).

6. Potential Rating - 89

Youri Tielemans (CM, Monaco) - Tielemans has been dictating the tempo of matches since he was 16 years old, and is now showcasing his abilities with Monaco in France.

Leon Bailey (LM, Leverkusen) - A regular on any list of wonderkids for many years now, Bailey has emerged into one of the Bundesliga's finest wingers and, whilst he would certainly be an expensive purchase, is fully capable of justifying any amount of money.

Marcus Rashford (LW, Manchester United) - Rashford is currently enduring a difficult spell at Manchester United, but there is no doubting that the youngster has the potential to become one of the world's finest attackers.

Alban Lafont (GK, Fiorentina) - Lafont already has over 100 senior appearances to his name, despite being just 19 years old. Fiorentina recently acquired Lafont, and he may be able to make an impact on the squad for many years to come.

Ezequiel Barco (LM, Atlanta United) - Barco become the most expensive purchase by any MLS club when he joined Atlanta, and looks to be justifying his price tag in one of the most exciting attacking lineups in the country.

Patrick Cutrone (ST, Milan) - Another of those to have broken through in Milan, Cutrone boasted a phenomenal goalscoring record in Milan's youth sides, and is regularly impressing in the first team.

5. Potential Rating - 90

Malcom (RW, Barcelona) - The only player with a potential of 90, Malcom emerged as one of Europe's hottest prospects last season, and is now faced with the daunting prospect of proving himself in one of the biggest clubs in the world in La Liga.

4. Potential Rating - 91

Matthijs de Ligt (CB, Ajax) - The true gem of Ajax's current crop of youngsters, de Ligt is already showing incredible talent, and would be a viable option for any top club, both immediately and for the future. He is surely close to a big move to one of Europe's top sides.

3. Potential Rating - 92

Gabriel Jesus (ST, Manchester City) - The Brazilian is part of one of Europe's best attacking sides, and regularly proves why Manchester City were so confident in his potential.

Vinicius Junior (LW, Real Madrid) - Madrid spent a huge amount of money on Vinicius Junior, despite barely ever seeing him play. His performances in Brazil showcased his immense potential, and he now has the chance to live up to the high expectations.

2. Potential Rating - 93

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK, Milan) -  It's hard to believe that Donnarumma is only 19. The giant goalkeeper already has well over 100 appearances for his club, and has also featured seven times for his county. The sky truly is the limit for Donnarumma.

1. Potential Rating - 95

Kylian Mbappe (RW, Paris Saint-Germain) - Could it be anyone else? 

The term 'wonderkid' does not even do Mbappe justice, as his rating of 87 proves he is already one of the best attackers in the world. It is frightening to think of how good Mbappe can become, especially as he is only 19.