While experienced players may deliver the goods at the beginning of a new career mode save, long term success is based on the steady development of wonderkids. These young players with high potential have the ability to develop into world class players as they gain more experience. It’s always best to invest in these kinds of players early on, before they join other clubs or their transfer fee and wage demands skyrocket. One position you should act on quickly, is striker. Top quality forwards are not easy to come by, so if you’re looking to add some killer instinct up front, check out our list of the best young strikers in FIFA 20 below:
10. Mason Greenwood
Club: Manchester United
Manchester United wonderkid Mason Greenwood was named the club’s best youth player last season. After making his competitive debut in the Premier League and Champions League, it became clear that the English youngster was a star in the making. With less competition for starting berths this season, Greenwood is expected to put himself further into the frame for first-team selection. He is rated 68 in the 2020 version of the video game, with a promising 87 potential. His in-game attributes may not look all that impressive to begin with, but he’s only 17 and expected to progress nicely in the coming seasons.
9. Adam Hložek
Club: Sparta Praha
Country: Czech Republic
At only 16 years old, Adam Hložek is already being touted as a future star of the game after making a string of impressive performances for Sparta Praha in his breakout season. He is the youngest player to make his debut for the Prague based club, and at 16 years of age has already played over 20 matches for the Czech powerhouse, chipping in with a few goals too. His performances are even more impressive when you consider that he has been played out of position on the wing most of the time. His 72 overall rating on FIFA 20 is enhanced by his 87 potential. If his key attributes like 75 ball control, 74 dribbling and 76 sprint speed are a sign of things to come, Hložek is definitely a player to watch (or sign) in FIFA 20.
8. Victor Osimhen
After his exploits at the FIFA U-17 Youth Championship in 2015, things didn’t move so smoothly for the Nigerian youngster. A few substitute appearances at Wolfsburg were not enough to earn him a starting spot before being shipped out on loan to Sporting Charleroi. However, it was at the Belgian club that Osimhen established himself as one of the world’s top youngsters. A 20 goal haul and a string of quality performances in Belgium earned him the club’s Player of the Year award and a move to French Ligue 1 club Lille. Osimhen is rated 76 overall and has a potential of 87 in FIFA 20. With stats like 77 finishing, 90 spring speed and 77 positioning, Osimhen already possesses a lot of quality and should go from strength to strength in the latest version of the game.
7. Thiago Almada
Club: Vélez Sarsfield
After impressing in Vélez Sarsfield’s youth team, Almada was promoted to the first team in 2018 and has been enjoying regular game time ever since, scoring 6 goals in 30 league games. The Argentine is able to play as a striker or winger and is rated 72 in FIFA 20, with a massive 88 potential rating. He is pacey, skilful and a good set-piece taker and his key in-game stats include 88 sprint speed, 89 balance, 90 agility and 76 dribbling.
6. Myron Boadu
Club: AZ Alkmaar
Myron Boadu was promoted to AZ Alkmaar’s first team in 2017 after a string of impressive performances for the youth team. Since his promotion, the youngster has scored 11 goals in 21 league games. His great form earned him his first national team call-up for the Netherlands, where he managed to score on debut. Boadu is rated 74 overall, with 88 potential in FIFA 20 and his in-game abilities include 75 finishing, 85 sprint speed and 86 agility.
5. Jonathan David
Club: KAA Gent
Signed from Ottawa Internationals in 2018, the Canadian striker has been a sensational transfer for KAA Gent. Still just 19, David has scored 21 goals in 50 league games for the Belgian club. His impressive form for Gent earned him a call-up to the Canada national soccer team where he has continued to impress with 11 goals in just 12 caps. Jonathan David has 88 potential and a 75 overall rating in FIFA 20, and his in-game abilities include 79 finishing, 77 dribbling and 82 sprint speed.
4. Erling Braut Håland
Club: Red Bull Salzburg
Håland is absolutely tearing it up, isn’t he? After a successful FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign in Poland, where he won the Golden Boot, he came into the season as an established goalscorer. This season, he’s already notched up 8 goals in the Champions League, a feat that even some of the best strikers in the world can only dream of. Tall, strong and with great positioning, it’s scary to imagine how good Håland can become if his career continues to progress as expected. His FIFA 20 overall rating is 77, while his potential is a massive 88. Håland’s in-game attributes include 81 finishing, 89 sprint speed and 85 strength and he’d make an excellent acquisition for any career mode player.
3. Moise Kean
For those unfamiliar with Moise Kean, he is a highly rated Italian striker who made his breakthrough at Juventus last season. With first-team opportunities hard to come by at Juve, Kean completed a move to Premier League club Everton where it’s expected he’ll play more first team football and continue to develop. Strong, fast and clinical, Kean is rated 76 in FIFA 20, with an impressive 89 potential rating. His in-game attributes include 77 finishing, 77 dribbling, 82 sprint speed and 78 ball control, making him one of the best wonderkids in the game.
2. João Félix
Club: Atletico Madrid
Regarded as one of the best young players in the world, João Félix has enjoyed a bright start to his professional career so far. After a stellar performance season for Benfica last term, he earned a big-money move to Spain and has since been touted as the next big player to come out from Portugal since Cristiano Ronaldo. Able to score and provide for his teammates, he is rated 80 overall in FIFA 20 with his 93 potential showing how much better he could become in the future. His best in-game attributes include 82 dribbling, 79 finishing, 84 positioning and 86 sprint speed.
1. Kylian Mbappé
Kylian Mbappé is hands down the best young player in the world right now and has proven himself to be one of the best players in the world, period. Since bursting onto the scene at Monaco, the Frenchman has continued to produce world-class performances, including 33 league goals and 7 assists last season, as well as helping his country to the World Cup trophy in 2018. With many predicting an even brighter future for the striker, it’s scary to imagine how good he could be in the coming years. He is rated 89 overall in FIFA 20 with his potential standing at 95. His best in-game attributes are 89 finishing, 90 ball control, 91 dribbling and 96 sprint speed and if you’re keen to bring him to your club, you’d better start saving your pennies because he won’t come cheap.
If you’re hoping to assemble a killer squad in FIFA 20 career mode, you can’t afford to miss out on one of these promising young strikers. With many of them already good enough to start games, there’s no telling how much better they could become in a few seasons time.