Over the last decade Argentina has produced plenty of attacking talent, but has struggled to develop the same quality of players in other areas on the pitch. This list too, is in keeping with that tradition, with no defenders or goalkeepers inside the top ten. Nine of the players included are still based in South America and may be unknown to European fans, although if they are able to live up to their promise, this won’t be the case for too long. Check our our list of the best young Argentinian players to sign in FIFA 20 below:
10. Matias Pellegrini (Estudiantes: LM, CM, RW)
Pellegrini is currently back on loan at Estudiantes after leaving for Inter Miami earlier this season. The 19 year old will start his MLS career from next season and can play on either side of the midfield and more centrally. Rated a 68 on FIFA 20, Pellegrini has the potential to reach a rating of 85 and has a release clause of just €4.1m in his contract.
9. Julian Carranza (Atletico Banfield: ST)
The 19 year old central striker is rated as a 67 on FIFA 20, but has the potential to reach an overall rating of 85. Another young Argentine player on the books of Inter Miami, he is currently on loan at boyhood club Atletico Banfield where he has scored ten goals in 36 matches. He was called up to the Argentina U23 squad earlier this year.
8. Alexis Mac Allister (Boca Juniors: CAM, CM, LM)
Currently on loan at Boca Juniors, Mac Allister is one of the most exciting prospects in the Brighton and Hove Albion academy. Signed over the summer, he made 60 appearances and scored nine goals for previous club Argentinos Juniors despite only being 20 years old. His primary position is central midfield and he is rated a 76 on FIFA 20, with a potential rating of 86.
7. Julian Alvarez (River Plate: ST)
The first of three players at River Plate on this list, central striker Alvarez is only 19 but has yet to make a huge impact at senior level. Rated as a 68 on FIFA 20, he has the potential to reach an overall rating of 86. He has release clause of €3.9m in his contract, as well as 3 star weak foot and skill moves.
6. Cristian Ferreira (River Plate: CM, CAM )
Aged 19, Ferreira can play as either a central midfielder or in a number ten role. He had a breakout season last term, with 23 appearances in all competitions for River Plate. Rated a 70 on FIFA 20, he has the potential to reach an 86 rating and a €7.6m release clause, as well as impressive skill and movement statistics on which to build.
5. Gonzalo Maroni (Sampdoria: CAM, LW)
Another attacking midfielder, the 20 year is the only player on this list currently operating in Europe. Best centrally, Maroni can also play wide left but is yet to make his debut for Sampdoria after joining on loan from Boca Juniors in the summer. He is rated a 71 on FIFA 20 and has the potential to become an 86 in the future.
4. Agustin Urzi (Atletico Banfield: LM, CM, RM)
Urzi is a wide midfielder, best on the left side, looking to make a breakthrough into the Banfield first team this season. Aged 19, he has come through the Banfield academy and made his debut in 2018. With 90 sprint speed and 85 acceleration, he is rated a 71 on FIFA 20, but has the potential to reach an overall rating of 88.
3. Thiago Almada (Velez Sarsfield: CAM LW ST)
Almada made his debut for Velez Sarsfield last year and registered 21 appearances during the 2018-19 season. Aged 18, he is best suited to a number ten role, but can also play up front and out wide. He has also made seven appearances for Argentina U20, and is rated as a 72 on FIFA 20, with a potential rating of 88.
2. Exequiel Palacios (River Plate: CM, RM, CAM)
The 20 year old central midfielder is certainly the most established player at senior level on the list and made his Argentine national team debut in 2018. Still at boyhood club River Plate, where he has made over 50 senior appearances, Exequiel Palacios has aroused the interest of numerous European clubs already. Rated a 78 on FIFA 20, he is the best player on this list and has the joint highest potential of an 88 overall rating.
1. Pedro De la Vega (Atletico Lanus: RW, LW)
The number one on this list, De la Vega is one of four Argentinian players 20 or under that can reach a rating of 88 on FIFA 20. Still only 18, he starts with a rating of 70 and has a release clause of just €7.8m. With sprint speed and acceleration ratings of more than 80, De la Vega can play on either wing, but as a right footer prefers to play on his natural side. He is yet to make a big breakthrough at Lanus, but will be looking for more appearances over the coming season.
Summary: Best Young Argentinian Players in FIFA 20
|Name||Overall Rating||Potential Rating||Club||Position||Age|
|Pedro De la Vega||70||88||Atletico Lanus||RW LW||18|
|Exequiel Palacios||78||88||River Plate||CM RM CAM||20|
|Thiago Almada||72||88||Velez Sarsfield||CAM LW ST||18|
|Agustin Urzi||70||88||Atletico Banfield||LM CM RM||19|
|Gonzalo Maroni||71||86||Sampdoria||CAM LW||20|
|Cristian Ferreira||70||86||River Plate||CM CAM||19|
|Julian Alvarez||68||86||River Plate||ST||19|
|Alexis Mac Allister||76||86||Boca Juniors||CAM CM LM||20|
|Julian Carranza||67||85||Atletico Banfield||ST||19|
|Matias Pellegrini||68||85||Estudiantes||LM CM RW||19|
The players on this list may not help the Argentine national team solve its defensive issues, but it does go to show how much depth the country has in midfield, out wide and up front. The players featured are relatively low on experience, but can be acquired for relatively little in terms of transfer fees and are young enough to grow quickly and become integral parts of top level European sides. With only one player having made their senior debut for the national team, this group of players will continue to develop under the radar, but may well be ready to make an impact over the coming months if you’re willing to take a punt on them in FIFA 20.