Career Mode in FIFA 22, the game mode which allows you to take any club (or your own unique creation for the first time this year) and mould them in your image, is promised a revamp this year.
One aspect of Career Mode that has always brought smiles to peoples faces is the buying and selling of young players. Bringing them into your club, turning them into superstars or advancing their career to a stage where you get a megabucks offer, is what football is all about and FIFA games have always been able to capture this aspect of the beautiful game particularly well.
And with FIFA 22 releasing in a few short weeks, you may be now wondering who the best wonderkids are to purchase in Career Mode, the Rooney's and Kante's of the future and if that is the case, we are here to help.
We list here 20 of the top young players at the start of your FIFA 22 Career Mode, all of which have the potential to be starters for your club but some of whom could also go on to become the stars of the future.
Best youngsters/wonderkids to buy in FIFA 22 Career Mode
This is far from an exhaustive list and there are a number of names here you will recognise and who will thus cost a pretty penny to get from their clubs as they are certifiable wonderkids and considered some of the best young talent in world football.
We have bolded those from each section that you will likely be able to pick up cheap.
- Illan Meslier - 20 - Leeds United - GK - 75 - 86
- Maarten Vandevoordt - 19 - KRC Genk - GK - 68 - 86
- Alphonso Davies - 20 - FC Bayern Munchen - LB - 81 - 89
- Sergino Dest - 20 - Barcelona - RB - 75 - 86
- Wesley Fofana - 19 - Leicester City - CB - 78 - 86
- Luca Netz - 18 - Hertha BSC - LB - 63 - 85
- Jarrad Branthwaite - 19 - Everton - CB - 63 - 85
- Eduardo Camavinga - 18 - Stade Rennais - CM - 79 - 91
- Pedri - 18 - FC Barcelona - CAM - 79 - 91
- Ryan Gravenberch - 18 - Ajax - CM - 79 - 90
- Jude Bellingham - 17 - Borussia Dortmund - CM - 77 - 89
- Jamal Musiala - 17 - Bayern Munich - CAM - 75 - 89
- Gio Reyna - 18 - Borussia Dortmund - CAM -76 - 88
- Xavi Simons - 17 - PSG - CM - 65 - 84
- Ansu Fati - 18 - Barcelona - LW - 77 - 91
- Bukayo Saka - 19 - Arsenal - LM - 79 - 89
- Takefusa Kubo - 20 - Villarreal CF - RM - 75 - 89
- Rodrygo - 19 - Real Madrid - RW - 79 - 88
- Christos Tzolis - 19 - PAOK FC - LW - 69 - 87
- Gonzalo Plata - 20 - Sporting CP - RW - 74 - 86
- Charles De Ketelaere - 20 - Club Brugge - LW - 73 - 85
- Mason Greenwood - 19 - Manchester United - ST - 77 - 89
- Myron Boadu - 19 - AZ Alkmaar - ST - 76 - 86
- Fabio Silva - 18 - Wolverhampton Wanderers - ST - 69 - 85
We will endeavour to update this list when the game comes out with yet more world-class youngsters.
For more news and guides, check out our dedicated FIFA 22 hub.
Feature image courtesy of EA.