There’s no doubting the importance of having a strong central midfielder in your soccer team, both in real life, and in football video games. With so many young central midfielders in FIFA 20, it can be hard to find a talented wonderkid CM, who you can invest time and money into, and help grow into one of the world’s best in their position. Here at FTBL Gamer, we’ve saved you plenty of time by scouting all the best young central midfielders in the game and sharing the top 10 with you. So if you’re looking to sign a wonderkid CM, check out our list of the best young central midfielders in FIFA 20 below:
10. Florentino Morris Luís
Morris Luis is a part of Portugal’s exciting young group of players who conquered Europe at youth level in both U-17 and U-21 European Championships. Morris was named in the team of the tournament on both occasions and has since forced his way into Benfica’s first-team. He is rated 77 overall and has 87 potential in FIFA 20, and there’s a huge belief in Portugal that he can go on to have a hugely successful career over the coming decade or so. His best in-game attributes include 78 stamina, 79 interception, and 79 standing tackle.
9. Mattéo Guendouzi
Despite arriving from modest Lorient in French Ligue 2 for the modest fee of £8 million, Guendouzi has since cemented his place as one of Arsenal’s most important players ahead of other more established stars. Having already earned 2 call ups to the French national team, Guendouzi seems to be fulfilling his massive potential. He is rated 77 overall and has 87 potential in FIFA 20 with in-game abilities like 77 ball control, 80 long pass and 79 vision.
8. Declan Rice
Club: West Ham
Declan Rice was named in the PFA Young Player of the Season list for his performance in the 2018/2019 English Premier League season. Regarded as one of the best young English midfielders in the country, Declan Rice can play as a central midfielder, a defensive midfielder, as well as centre back. His 78 overall rating and 87 potential in FIFA 20 and his in-game abilities like 79 standing tackle, 79 short passing and 77 interception, show exactly why he’s so highly rated in his home country.
7. Exequiel Palacios
Club: River Plate
Famous on social media for his love life, and famous on the football pitch for his impressive skill-set, Exequiel Palacios is a player whose life has constantly been under the spotlight, despite his tender age of 20. Skilful and versatile, Palacios can play as an attacking midfielder, a right midfielder and as a central midfielder. He can use both feet well and has the talent to match his 88 potential rating, and starts the game with a 78 overall rating. His key abilities in the game include 82 composure, 81 short power and 79 ball control.
6. Agustín Urzi
Club: Atletico Banfield
At 1.68 m, Agustin Urzi might not be the tallest of players, or the most physically imposing, but his talents ensure he’s one of the most highly-rated young Argentine midfielders at the moment. Having spent 10 years in Banfield’s youth set up, he finally made it to the first team last year and has managed to make 10 league appearances so far, scoring 2 goals. He is as highly rated in real life as he is in FIFA 20, with his 88 potential rating and 71 overall rating ensuring he’s one of the top talents in the game. His in-game attributes include 85 sprint speed, 78 balance and 74 ball control.
5. Federico Valverde
Club: Real Madrid
Since breaking into the Real Madrid first team in 2018, Federico Valverde hasn’t looked out of place in the games he has featured in. Although Real Madrid had a difficult 2018/2019 campaign, Valverde was one of the few bright spots in a poor team. Already a regular for his national team, the versatile Uruguayan can play as a central midfielder, as a left midfielder, or as a defensive midfielder. He is rated 80 overall, with a potential rating of 88 in FIFA 20. Valverde’s key in-game stats include 81 short passing, 82 long passing, 79 vision and 80 composure.
4. Martin Ødegaard
Club: Real Sociedad (on loan from Real Madrid)
With an 82 overall rating in FIFA 20, Martin Ødegaard is already an established midfielder, unlike some of the other players on this list. This isn’t a surprise however, having been shot into the limelight a few years back when he made his much-publicized big-money move to Real Madrid as a 16-year-old. Fast forward 4 years and Martin Ødegaard is beginning to show the world the promise that Real Madrid saw in him all those years ago. His 88 potential in the latest version of the game shows there’s still a lot more to come from the Norwegian wonderkid. His best in-game attributes include 84 crossing, 84 dribbling, 83 short passing and 85 ball control.
3. Philip Foden
Club: Manchester City
Having already won two EPL titles with Manchester City and breaking into a midfield consisting of the some of the best players money can buy, it’s no surprise Philip Foden is rated 76 with 89 potential in FIFA 20. Such is the youngster’s ability that he has played in every English youth team set up from U-16s to U-21s and he’s already being touted as a future captain for the England national team. Foden’s best in-game attributes include 89 balance, 78 composure, 76 vision and 80 ball control.
2. Eduardo Camavinga
Club: Stade Rennais
Eduardo Camavinga might only be 16 years old, but he has already made 20 league appearances for French club Rennes. Standing at 6 ft, the youngster possesses the physique of an older more established star, and with the best clubs across Europe already circling, it won’t be long before Camavinga moves to a bigger club to show the world just what he’s capable of. To being with he’s rated a lowly 70, however, it’s his amazing potential of 90 overall, that you’ll be investing in him for in your FIFA 20 career mode save. He possesses in-game attributes like 73 dribbling, 73 ball control and 74 composure.
1. Sandro Tonali
Regarded as the heir to Pirlo’s throne, Sandro Tonali’s exploits have been praised by his coaches and the Italian media since he made his first-team debut for Brescia. His passing abilities coupled with his dribbling skills and freekick abilities mean he’s already a popular figure in Italian football and being scouted by the biggest and best clubs from across the continent. Able to slot in as a defensive midfielder or as a central midfielder, Sandro Tonali is rated 76 overall, with an astounding 90 potential. The Italian wonderkid’s key attributes in FIFA 20 include 78 short passing, 81 long passing, 79 strength and 76 vision.
If you’re hoping to assemble a killer squad in FIFA 20’s career mode, the above central midfielders will certainly become great assets for your team. With impressive potential and some eye-catching in-game abilities, you can’t afford to miss out on these players early in your save.