Anyone who plays career mode on EA Sports’ FIFA soccer game regularly will know the importance of packing your squad with young talent. Although it can take a considerable amount of time you are significantly rewarded. For those with the patience and the right player, you can easily transform a 67 into an 86. That is a rating that usually comes with a price tag of in excess of £30 million.
With the EA recently releasing a trailer for FIFA 16, the buzz around the game has once again returned. So we have decided to compile a little list of the three must-have youngsters on the next game.
Jack Grealish (19) – Aston Villa
Under the expert tutelage of Tim Sherwood, Jack Grealish was one of Villa’s standout performers at the end of last season. His masterful performance against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final caused many to take note, whilst his consistency and desire were instrumental in keeping Villa in the Premier League. Grealish very nearly guided Villa to the first piece of silverware since their 1996 League Cup victory, a competition that they are priced at 50.00 in the League Cup betting to win this time around. Expect all of this to lead EA into earmarking Grealish as a player with potential. He will be a player capable of growing to somewhere within the eighties on FIFA.
Youri Tielemans (18) – Anderlecht
Youri Tielemans is a potential future Ballon d’Or winner. His career has been remarkable so far. Despite just turning 18-years-old this May, Tielemans has completed two full seasons with Anderlecht where he has helped the side to consecutive Belgian league titles and he has also featured on a further 12 occasions in the Champions League. Many have compared Tielemans to Yaya Toure, which tells you just how highly he is regarded. On the current FIFA, Tielemans starts out with a 73 rating and has the potential to grow to 88. But with another stellar season under his belt expect both of those ratings to increase.
Richairo Zivkovic (18) – Ajax
Another player who has been tipped to achieve great things in the real world, Richairo Zivkovic is a sound addition to any manager’s career. After making his league debut with Groningen at the age of 16, Zivkovic went on to notch a hugely impressive 11 goals in 33 appearances in his debut campaign. This prompted Ajax to part with €2.5million. Zivkovic has since found game time limited for the first team but his 18 goals in 25 games for Jong Ajax is a timely reminder of his talent. On the current game he starts with a 69 rating and has the potential to reach as high as 86. It would be peculiar if he was not there or there abouts this time around.