If you’re playing FIFA 20 career mode, it’s important to have one eye on the future if you’re planning to play a long save. Therefore, it’s necessary to have a couple of youngsters with great potential in your team, and what better position to recruit one in than attacking midfield. This offensive role requires qualities like great passing and vision, as well as strong dribbling skills and the ability to shoot from long range. With so many youngsters out there to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of the best young attacking midfielders in FIFA 20 to help you separate the wonderkids from the not so wonderful. Check it out below:
10. Dominik Szoboszlai
Club: Red Bull Salzburg
Dominik Szoboszlai did not exactly have an easy youth career, having played for 4 other youth teams before settling in at Liefering. However, it took him just one season to show his coaches at Liefering just how good he was. After earning a promotion to the first team, Szoboszlai scored 16 league goals in 42 games before being signed by Red Bull Salzburg. He has since made his debut for Hungary and scored a goal for his country through a sublime free-kick against Slovakia. He is deservingly rated 74 overall on FIFA 20, with 87 potential. His in-game abilities include 84 curve, 75 composure and 80 dribbling.
9. Thiago Almada
Club: Velez Sarsfield
Since gaining promotion to the first team of Velez Sarsfield, Thiago Almada has been turning heads with a series of impressive performances for the Argentine club. Still just 18 years old, Almada can play in a few other positions asides from attacking midfield, including left-winger and even striker. His dribbling skills, pace and ability from dead balls have endeared him to fans of Velez Sarsfield who believe he’s destined for big things, and 88 potential rating in FIFA 20 certainly reaffirms this. Thiago Almada is rated 72 overall with in-game stats like 85 sprint speed, 89 balance and 76 dribbling.
8. Mohamed Ihattaren
Mohamed Ihattaren is one of the young exciting Dutch footballers coming through the ranks at PSV. The youngster has been in PSV’s youth teams since he was 8yrs old but got his promotion to the first team in the 2018/2019 season after a string of impressive performances for the reserve team. Known for his excellent dribbling skills and the ability to pick a pass, Mohamed Ihattaren is rated 74 overall and 88 potential on FIFA20. His in-game stats include 76 dribbling, 77 ball control and 75 vision.
7. Nicolò Zaniolo
With first-team opportunities hard to come by at Internazionale, Zaniolo made a bold move when he joined Roma in the summer of 2018. Although not many expected him to make the kind of impact he’s had and he’s since made his debut for the Italian national team and scored 2 goals in 5 caps. He is rated 75 overall and has 88 potential in FIFA 20 and his in-game abilities include 80 aggression, 77 ball control and 76 dribbling.
6. Jonathan David
Club: KAA Gent
Jonathan David is undoubtedly the new star of Canadian football. The youngster has 12 caps for the Canadian national soccer team and has scored 11 international goals. His goal return for his club is just as impressive and he’s scored 21 goals in 50 games for KAA Gent. Able to slot in as a CAM or as a forward, Jonathan David’s impressive talents are backed by his 88 potential rating in FIFA20. His overall rating is 75, while his in-game stats include 79 finishing, 83 sprint speed and 81 composure.
5. Exequiel Palacios
Club: River Plate
The young Argentine may have gained notoriety on social media for his unfaithfulness to multiple partners, but his talents are as unbelievable as his love life. He has been in the River Plate first team set up since 2015 and has been gradually eased into a permanent spot in the first team. He is rated 78 overall and has 88 potential in FIFA 20, while his in-game stats include 79 ball control, 77 dribbling and 81 shot power. Like some other footballers on this list, Palacios is versatile and can fill in as right midfielders (RM) and a central midfielder (CM) when needed.
4. Martin Ødegaard
Club: Real Sociedad
A big-money move to Real Madrid at the age of 16 meant Martin Ødegaard was already a celebrity footballer before he’d even kicked a ball for the Spanish giants. However, transfer fees don’t play games and Martin Ødegaard has since found it difficult to fulfill his huge potentials. Slowly but steady, the Norwegian has found his feet and is now touted as one of the most promising young players in the La Liga. His 82 overall rating and 88 potential is a testament of how far the young midfielder has come in his career. FIFA fans will love his in-game attributes which include 84 dribbling, 85 ball control, 88 vision and 84 crossing. It’s crazy to think he’s still only 20 years old and his best years are ahead of him.
3. Pedro González López
Club: UD Las Palmas
It isn’t every day you find a 16-year-old who plays first-team football for a club like Las Palma’s, but Pedro Lopez doesn’t seem too fazed with the challenge of playing with the big boys. His impressive start to life as a professional footballer in the Segunda Division has earned him a move to Barcelona, who he’ll at the end of the season and many are expecting the wonderkid to become the next big star to come out of Spain. He is rated 72 overall and has 89 potential rating in FIFA 20, while his in-game attributes include 88 balance, 85 acceleration and 80 composure.
2. Philip Foden
Club: Manchester City
When a coach like Pep Guardiola says you’re the most talented footballer he has ever coached, there has to be something incredibly special about you. The talented English wonderkid has already won two Premier League titles early in his career and is touted to become the next big England midfielder since the days of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. His massive 89 potential rating in FIFA 20 shows just how highly rated the Man City youngster is. He starts the game with a 76 overall rating, with key in-game abilities like 80 ball control, 89 balance and 80 short passing.
1. Kai Havertz
Club: Bayern Leverkusen
Kai Havertz’s potential is scary, isn’t it? The young German is already one of the best midfielders in the German Bundesliga despite only becoming a professional about 3 seasons ago. Last season, the young attacking midfielder scored 17 goals and assisted 3 in 34 games to finish the season as his team’s top scorer and was also the top-scoring midfielder in the Bundesliga. With a 92 potential rating and 84 overall rating in FIFA 20, it’s hard to imagine Havertz having anything but a long and successful career. His best in-game attributes include 81 finishing, 85 short passing, 85 dribbling and 89 sprint speed.
With some already established names on this list as well, there are numerous exciting choices that can add another dimension to your FIFA 20 career mode team. Each of these creative players should provide goals for your team, so whether you’re gunning for versatility or promising in-game abilities, you should find a player on this list that suits your needs.