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07 Oct 2020

FIFA 21 Career Mode: Best Young Centre Midfielders (CM) – de Jong, Arthur, Valverde & more

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Frenkie de Jong (OVR 85 – POT 90)

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Arthur (OVR 84 – POT 89)

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Federico Valverde (OVR 83 – POT 90)

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Donny van de Beek (OVR 83 – POT 87)

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Ruben Neves (OVR 82 – POT 87)

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Houssem Aouar (OVR 81 – POT 89)

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Youri Tielemans (OVR 81 – POT 85)

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Tanguy Ndombele (OVR 80 – POT 87)

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Nicolo Barella (OVR 80 – POT 87)

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Dani Ceballos (OVR 80 – POT 85)

Winning the midfield battle is crucial on FIFA 21, so make sure you are best equipped to do so with one of the best young centre midfielders (CM) in the game.

Find out the best under-23 CMs available on Career Mode below.

Frenkie de Jong (OVR 85 – POT 90)

de Jong

Age: 23

Position(s): CM

Value: £45.5 million (£96.6 million release clause)

Wage: £171k

Can Frenkie de Jong help take Barcelona back to the top?

One of the best on the game. The Dutch star is the ideal box to box midfielder with pace, stamina and passing ability.

Arthur (OVR 84 – POT 89)

Arthur 1

Age: 23

Position(s): CM

Value: £36.9 million (£63.7 million release clause)

Wage: £88k

We thought Arthur would partner de Jong at Barcelona for years to come, but the Brazilian has made the switch to Juventus instead!

Technically excellent, Arthur boasts 89 Ball Control, 88 Short Passing and 87 Dribbling to help you retain possession of the ball.

Federico Valverde (OVR 83 – POT 90)

Valverde

Age: 21

Position(s): CM

Value: £32.4 million (£72.9 million release clause)

Wage: £122k

Federico Valverde will be a Real Madrid superstar in years to come!

Another classic box to box CM. Valverde is quick with 89 Sprint Speed and has an eye for goal too with 81 Long Shots.

Donny van de Beek (OVR 83 – POT 87)

van de Beek

Age: 23

Position(s): CM, CAM

Value: £29.7 million (£58.7 million release clause)

Wage: £113k

How much game time will Donny van de Beek get in Manchester with the likes of Paul Pogab and Bruno Fernandes in the squad?

The Dutch star is a supreme talent, with 92 Stamina his standout attribute. Well-rounded stats make van de Beek versatile too.

Ruben Neves (OVR 82 – POT 87)

Ruben Neves

Age: 23

Position(s): CM

Value: £26.1 million (£51.5 million release clause)

Wage: £80k

It is easy to forget how young Ruben Neves is! Still just 23, Neves has made well over 200 senior appearances in his career.

One of the slower players on the list, Neves controls the game with his excellent range of passing and devastating 84 Long Shots.

Houssem Aouar (OVR 81 – POT 89)

Aouar

Age: 22

Position(s): CM, LM

Value: £23.4 million (£49.1 million release clause)

Wage: £59k

A target for Arsenal this summer, Houssem Aouar looks to be staying put at Lyon for now.

The French midfielder is a classy attacking threat from midfield with 85 Dribbling and 85 Ball Control making him difficult to dispossess.

Youri Tielemans (OVR 81 – POT 85)

Tielemans

Age: 23

Position(s): CM

Value: £20.7 million (£40.9 million release clause)

Wage: £74k

Leicester’s midfield dynamo Youri Tielemans has been a Career Mode wonderkid in years gone by.

With a potential of 85 OVR, the Belgian midfielder is still a top-class prospect with some dangerous attacking attributes.

Tanguy Ndombele (OVR 80 – POT 87)

Ndombele

Age: 23

Position(s): CM, CDM

Value: £18.5 million (£38.7 million release clause)

Wage: £74k

Tanguy Ndombele has not always been the first name on the team sheet at Spurs, but that looks to be changing this season.

Ndombele is a strong dribbler and has 87 Vision which makes him an excellent deep-lying midfielder.

Nicolo Barella (OVR 80 – POT 87)

Barella

Age: 23

Position(s): CM, CAM

Value: £18.5 million (£34.1 million release clause)

Wage: £77k

Italy international Nicolo Barella already has four goals for his national side in just 14 appearances from midfield.

Strong stats across the board mean Barella can play anywhere in the middle of the park with ease.

Dani Ceballos (OVR 80 – POT 85)

Dani Ceballos

Age: 23

Position(s): CM, CAM

Value: £17.6 million

Wage: £68k

Arsenal have secured the services of Dani Ceballos for another season on loan from Real Madrid.

Ceballos’ strengths are in possession of the ball, with 85 Ball Control and 82 Short Passing keeping the ball moving.

Player Age Position Club Country OVR POT Value Wage
F. de Jong23CMBarcelonaNetherlands8590£45.5m£171k
Arthur23CMJuventusBrazil8489£36.9m£88k
F. Valverde21CMReal MadridUruguay8390£32.4m£122k
D. van de Beek23CM CAMMan UtdNetherlands8387£29.7m£113k
R. Neves23CMWolvesPortugal8287£26.1m£80k
H. Aouar22CM LMLyonFrance8189£23.4m£59k
Y. Tielemans23CMLeicesterBelgium8185£20.7m£74k
T. Ndombele23CM CDMSpursFrance8087£18.5m£74k
N. Barella23CM CAMInterItaly8087£18.5m£77k
D. Ceballos23CM CAMArsenalSpain8085£17.6m£68k
Wendel22CMSportingBrazil7988£17.1m£13k
F. Neuhaus23CMMonchengladbachGermany7986£15.8m£33k
R. Bentancur23CMPiemonte CalcioUruguay7985£15.3m£60k
B. Guimaraes22CM CDMLyonBrazil7887£14m£47k
R. Sanches22CM RM CDMLillePortugal7885£13.1m£29k
S. Serdar23CM CDM CAMSchalkeGermany7884£12.6m£24k