The French national team have a squad overflowing with talent. The side features a number of amazing young players like Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Pavard and Ousmane Dembele who helped the national team conquer all before them in Russia during the FIFA World Cup. With numerous players under 23 failing to even make that squad and others now emerging, Les Blues should remain formidable for years to come. There are a number of names on this list that will be known to all football fans, as well as some lesser known wonderkids who are looking to become household names. The fact that a number of talented players missed out on this list shows just how deep the talent pool really is. Now check out our list of the best French wonderkids in FIFA 20:
10. Evan Ndicka (Eintracht Frankfurt: CB)
Ndicka was a crucial part of the Eintracht Frankfurt side that reached the Europa League semi-final and narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification last season. Rated as a 76, he has the potential to reach an overall rating of 86. The latest in a long line of talented French centre backs, Ndicka is still only 19 but has a release clause of €20.9m and at 6’4’, he looks ready to take the step up to one of Europe’s top clubs over the next few seasons.
9. Amine Gouiri (Olympique Lyonnais: ST)
The 19-year-old striker has been prolific at age group level for the national team and will be hoping to make the step up this season by forcing his way into a struggling Lyon side. He failed to register an appearance for the first team last season and is rated a 68 on FIFA 20, but still has the potential to reach an overall rating of 86. Valued at less than £2m he represents great value for gamers looking for a bargain at the beginning of their save.
8. Enzo Millot (AS Monaco: CM)
Signed by Monaco during the summer, the highly-rated attacking midfielder is still only 17 but has already made quite a name for himself. Capped at France U17 level, he is yet to make his league debut for the 2017 Ligue 1 champions. Rated a 63 on FIFA 20, he can be acquired for around £2m but still has the potential to reach an 86 overall rating in the future.
7. Jules Kounde (Sevilla: CB)
Aged just 20 years old, Kounde already has over 70 senior appearances to his name and earned a transfer to Sevilla over the summer, leaving Bordeaux for €25m after six years at the club. He is yet to quite hit the same heights at Sevilla, but given time there are few who doubt his potential. Rated as a 76 on FIFA 20, Koude has the potential to reach an 86 rating.
6. Boubakary Soumare (Lille: CM, CDM)
The French midfielder left PSG in 2017 in search of first team football and found it at Lille while he was still a teenager. Now aged 20, Soumare is looking to become one of the best central midfielders in Ligue 1 and will hope to drive Lille towards another top four finish this term. With 13 appearances already this season, Soumare is rated as a 74, with the potential to become an 87.
5. Dayot Upemecano (RB Leipzig: CB)
The first of two audaciously talent young French centre back plying their trade at RB Leipzig, Upamecano has been on the shopping list of a number of top European clubs for a few seasons now. Rated a 77, the 20-year-old has the potential to become an 88 and is certainly one of the top centre back prospects in world football right now. Unbelievably, he is only the third most promising French centre back under 20 on this list, which goes to show the incredible depth Les Blues have in reserve.
4. Ibrahima Konate (RB Leipzig: CB)
Perhaps the slightly less well known of the two RB Leipzig defenders, Konate is viewed as being marginally further ahead in his development than Upamecano, rated as an 79 on FIFA 20 with the potential to also become an 88. RB Leipzig have had a decent start to life under new coach Julian Nagelsmann, but with Konate leading their defence, they could be the side to finally end Bayern Munich’s grip on the Bundesliga trophy.
3. Alban Lafont (Nantes: GK)
With Hugo Lloris going through a few wobbles of late, French coach Didier Deschamps will be keeping a close eye on the Nantes goalkeeper. Nantes are second in Ligue 1 after nine games, having conceded just five goals, and this is in a large way thanks to their young goalkeeper. Still only 20, Lafont is rated a 79 on FIFA 20, with the potential to reach an overall rating of 88 and become one of the best goalkeepers in the latest version of the video game.
2. William Saliba (Saint-Etienne: CB)
The Arsenal summer signing, who is spending this season on loan at Saint-Etienne, takes the honour of being the most promising centre back on this list. Despite being just 18 years old and suffering an injury that has kept him out of much of the start of the season, Saliba is one of the most talented young players in the world and someone who looks set to make a further impact this season. Rated as a 71 on FIFA 20, he has the potential to reach an 88 rating, with a value of around £4m.
1. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain: ST, RW)
Who else would be top of this list other than Kylian Mbappe? Incredibly still just 20, Mbappe is already one of the best players in the world and proved it during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. A talisman for PSG and France, the forward possess 96 sprint and acceleration on FIFA 20 and is rated as an 89 to start with. Mbappe has the potential to reach an overall rating of 95 and given what he has achieved already, that is no surprise.
Summary: Best French Wonderkids in FIFA 20
|Name||Overall Rating||Potential Rating||Club||Position||Age|
|Kylian Mbappe||89||95||Paris Saint-Germain||ST RW||20|
|Ibrahima Konate||79||88||RB Leipzig||CB||20|
|Dayot Upamecano||77||88||RB Leipzig||CB||20|
|Boubakary Soumare||74||87||Lille||CM CDM||20|
|Enzo Millot||63||86||AS Monaco||CM||17|
|Amine Gouiri||68||86||Olympique Lyonnais||ST||19|
|Evan Ndicka||76||86||Eintracht Frankfurt||CB||19|
Already world champions, France well and truly have an embarrassment of riches, especially at the centre back position. While many of these players are already at top clubs, there remains value to be found with some of the lesser known players. If even half of these players live up to their potential, France will be a fearsome force on the international stage for years to come.
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