FIFA 19 Wingers: Best young LW & LM to sign in Career Mode

Looking for the next Ronaldo, Neymar or Hazard on FIFA 19? We bring you the best young left wingers (LW) and left midfielders (LM) on FIFA 19's Career Mode.


Some of the world’s best in recent years have revolutionised the wing positions into the most dangerous on the pitch. The likes Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to class out wide, but with those men likely to be out of your transfer budget, it may be better off opting for someone a little younger and fresher. You can then develop them into the world’s best, saving you some cash in the progress.

How to choose the best young wingers (LW & LM) on FIFA 19’s Career Mode

We are looking at the best young left wingers (LW) and left midfielders (LM) on FIFA 19. These are players aged 23 and under who will start the current season (2018/19) with an overall of at least 75, but can improve to a potential of at least 80. They may not be world class yet, but they will be in a few seasons time. 

Players can outgrow their potentials on Career Mode, but they must perform considerably well for an extended period. Although not expensive as the current world’s best, you will still need to pay a considerable amount to land these young players.

For a full list of ALL the best young wingers (LW & LM) on Career Mode, look at the table at the end of this page. 

Leroy Sane (OVR 86 – POT 93)

Age: 22

Positions: LW, RW

Club: Manchester City

Country: Germany

Work rate: High/Medium

Best stats: 96 sprint speed, 93 acceleration, 88 agility

Cost: £80 million

Wage: £185,000 a week

Leroy Sane moves up from the fourth best youngster last year to take top spot this time around. We saw the full force of Sane last season as the left or right winger scored 14 goals and notched 19 assists as Manchester City won the Premier League and League Cup. That somehow wasn’t enough to take the 22-year-old to the World Cup with Germany, as the defending champs crashed out in the group stage.

Electrifying pace of 96 sprint speed, 93 acceleration and 88 agility take Sane to an 86 overall which can grow all the way to 93. You are looking at a hefty price of £80 million to sign the German however, with his wages at £185,000 a week. 

Marco Asensio (OVR 85 – POT 93)

Age: 22

Positions: LW, CAM, RW

Club: Real Madrid

Country: Spain

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 88 long shots, 87 dribbling, 86 shot power

Cost: £78 million

Wage: £189,000 a week

A superb player to watch, Marco Asensio just needs to work out what role he is to play for Real Madrid. Traditionally an attacking midfielder, Asensio has moved out to the flank to accommodate a midfield three, but you feel he is better than his 11 goals and six assists last season.

88 long shots, 87 dribbling and 86 shot power make Asensio a weapon from distance and give him an 85 overall rising to a 93 potential. To buy him, you will need around £78 million and wages of £189,000 a week. 

Thomas Lemar (OVR 83 – POT 89)

Age: 22

Positions: LM, CAM

Club: Atletico Madrid

Country: France

Work rate: High/Medium

Best stats: 87 agility, 86 acceleration, 86 ball control

Cost: £65 million

Wage: £52,000 a week

A World Cup winner now, Thomas Lemar has left France’s Ligue 1 to test himself with Atletico Madrid. The left or attacking midfielder was a big success at former club Monaco, scoring 22 goals and creating a further 32 over three seasons in the principality, winning the league title in 2017.

Lemar’s 83 overall can improve to an 89 potential on the game, and with stats of 87 agility, 86 acceleration and 86 ball control he will be a huge player over the next few campaigns. The 22-year-old has just signed for Atletico, so you will need to wait until January to pay his £65 million fee and enhance his £52,000 a week wages. 

Anthony Martial (OVR 83 – POT 89)

Age: 22

Positions: LW, ST, LM

Club: Manchester United

Country: France

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 89 sprint speed, 88 acceleration, 87 dribbling

Cost: £40 million

Wage: £123,000 a week

Anthony Martial is one of the many sufferers under Jose Mourinho and Manchester United, with the 22-year-old still not knowing how he fits into the manager’s system. Martial has been deployed on the left, through the middle and awkwardly out on the right at Old Trafford and has scored just once since January.

The French international’s abilities of 89 sprint speed, 88 acceleration and 87 dribbling will improve as his 83 overall closes in on an 89 potential. With just one year left on his contact, Martial can be yours for a reasonable £40 million, or you could try to sign him on a contract expiry signing in January when he turns 23. His wages are relatively steep at £123,000 a week.

Goncalo Guedes (OVR 83 – POT 87)

Age: 21

Positions: LM, ST, RM, LW

Club: Valencia

Country: Portugal

Work rate: High/Low

Best stats: 90 sprint speed, 89 acceleration, 86 dribbling

Cost: £49 million

Wage: £33,000 a week

Goncalo Guedes had a fantastic campaign with Valencia last year, with his six goals and 11 assists making his loan move from PSG permanent. The 21-year-old already has 14 caps for the Portuguese national team with three goals, and could help to fill the void once Cristiano Ronaldo (OVR 94) retires.

The versatile Guedes can operate on either flank or as a striker, but be mindful of his high attacking and low defensive work rates. 90 sprint speed, 89 acceleration and 86 dribbling take his overall to 83, which can improve to an 87 potential on FIFA 19. To sign him you will need £49 million and wages of £33,000 a week. 

Kingsley Coman (OVR 83 – POT 87)

Age: 22

Positions: LM, RM, LW, RW

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: France

Work rate: Medium/Low

Best stats: 95 acceleration, 93 sprint speed, 87 agility

Cost: £51.6 million (release clause)

Wage: £69,000 a week

A speedster out wide, expect this to be the season Kingsley Coman finally leapfrogs Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben (both OVR 85) into the Bayern Munich starting lineup. Seven goals last year was his most fruitful campaign of his career so far, and has a remarkable record of winning seven league titles in a row (two with PSG, one with Juventus and three with Bayern) aged just 22. 

Coman is another wide man who can play on either wing, but do not trust him to track back with his low defensive work rate. Pacey stats of 95 acceleration, 93 sprint speed and 87 agility take his overall to 83, improving to a potential of 87. Matching his release clause of £51.6 million and wages of £69,000 a week is what it takes to get hold of him. 

Leon Bailey (OVR 82 – POT 88)

Age: 21

Positions: LM, RM

Club: Bayer Leverkusen

Country: Jamaica

Work rate: High/Medium

Best stats: 94 acceleration, 92 sprint speed, 87 dribbling

Cost: £48 million

Wage: £54,000 a week

Staying in the Bundesliga, Leon Bailey put all the big clubs in Europe on alert when he stalled over a new contract, with Chelsea and Manchester United battling for his signature. The Bayer Leverkusen man did sign a new deal shortly after the season kicked off, but expect him to be on the move soon enough. Last year the left or right midfielder scored 12 goals and created a further six.

The 21-year-old Bailey has an 82 overall which can improve to an 88 potential on FIFA 19. £48 million and wages upwards of £54,000 a week will get you the Jamaican’s frightening stats of 94 acceleration, 92 sprint speed and 87 dribbling.

Julian Brandt (OVR 82 – POT 88)

Age: 22

Positions: LM, RM, CAM

Club: Bayer Leverkusen

Country: Germany

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 87 dribbling, 85 ball control, 83 sprint speed

Cost: £44 million

Wage: £60,000 a week

Julian Brandt often operates on the opposite flank to Bailey at Leverkusen, with the 22-year-old Brandt the man who travelled to the World Cup with Germany instead of Leroy Sane. Left, right or attacking midfielder had a useful season himself, scoring 12 goals and bagging seven assists, chalking up 39 appearances. 

Brandt’s stats of 87 dribbling, 85 ball control and 83 sprint speed take him to an 82 overall which can rise to a potential of 88. You are looking at a price of £44 million to sign him with wages of £60,000 a week.

Serge Gnabry (OVR 82 – POT 88)

Age: 23

Positions: LM, ST, CAM, LW

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Germany

Work rate: High/Medium

Best stats: 92 acceleration, 90 sprint speed, 88 balance

Cost: £39 million

Wage: £69,000 a week

Back to Bayern Munich, and Serge Gnabry is another player waiting to pounce on an opportunity. The former Arsenal man showed his potential when scoring 11 goals for Werder Bremen in 2016/17, which earned him the switch to Bayern. He then went out on loan to Hoffenheim last year, scoring 10 times and assisting a further eight.

German international Gnabry can play as a left midfielder, striker, attacking midfielder or left winger, with his stats of 92 acceleration, 90 sprint speed and 88 balance making him a threat in any position. The 23-year-old’s 82 overall and 88 potential will cost £39 million with wages of £69,000 a week. 

Marcus Rashford (OVR 81 – POT 89)

Age: 20

Positions: LW, ST, LM

Club: Manchester United

Country: England

Work rate: High/Medium

Best stats: 93 sprint speed, 90 acceleration, 88 agility

Cost: £40 million

Wage: £101,000 a week 

A second Manchester United player, but Marcus Rashford has suffered a similar fate to Anthony Martial by playing in a range of positions and often left on the bench. Rashford scored 13 goals last season, but considering he scored five goals in his first 11 Premier League games two years ago, you can see he is also struggling.

The 27 times capped England international costs around £40 million on Career Mode, with wages of £101,000. That will get you his 93 sprint speed, 90 acceleration and 88 agility stats, which build to an 81 overall and 89 potential. 

All the best young wingers (LW & LM) on FIFA 19

PlayerAPosClubCountryOVRPOTCW
Leroy Sane22LW
RW
Man CityGermany8693£80m£185k
Marco Asensio22LW
CAM
RW
Real MadridSpain8593£78m£189k
Goncalo Guedes21LM
ST
RM
LW
ValenciaPortugal8387£49m£33k
Thomas Lemar22LM
CAM
Atletico MadridFrance8389£65m£52k
Kingsley Coman22LM
RM
LW
RW
Bayern MunichFrance8387£51.6m£69k
Anthony Martial22LW
ST
LM
Man UnitedFrance8389£40m£123k
Leon Bailey20LM
RM
Bayer LeverkusenJamaica8289£48m£54k
Julian Brandt22LM
RM
CAM
Bayer LeverkusenGermany8288£44m£60k
Serge Gnabry22LM
ST
CAM
LW
Bayern MunichGermany8288£39m£69k
Marcus Rashford20LW
ST
LM
Man UnitedEngland8189£40m£101k
Mikel Oyarzabal21LW
LM
RW
Real SociedadSpain8087£42.5M£29k
Ricardo Horta23LMBragaPortugal7984£25m£16k
Mohamed Elyounoussi23LM
CAM
RM
SouthamptonSwitz.7985£28m£48k
Daniel Podence22LM
RM
CAM
OlympiakosPortugal7884£21m£880
Diogo Jota21LW
ST
WolvesPortugal7886£26m£54k
Andrija Zivkovic21LW
CM
BenficaSerbia7886£26m£11k
Pione Sisto23LW
LM
Celta VigoDenmark7884£23m£22k
Vinicius Junior17LW
RW
Real MadridBra7792£29m£75k
Amath Ndiaye Diedhiou21LM
ST
GetafeSenegal7787£25m£18k
Shoya Nakajima23LW
ST
PortimonenseJapan7783£19m£11k
Richarlison21LM
LW
EvertonBrazil7785£21m£62k
Trezeguet23LM
CAM
RM
KasimpasaEgypt7780£16m£14k
Steven Bergwijn20LW
RW
PSVHolland7785£21m£15k
Joaquin Correa23LM
ST
CAM
LazioArgentina7782£18m£38k
Jordan Lukaku23LM
LB
LazioBelgium7783£19m£38k
Leandro Trossard23LM
CAM
GenkBelgium7782£18m£15k
Lucas Ocampos23LM
LW
MarseilleArgentina7782£18m£37k
Mbaye Niang23LW
ST
Rennes*Senegal7783n/a£39k
Ismaila Sarr20LM
RM
ST
RennesSenegal7687£22m£25k
Henry Onyekuru21LMGalatasaray*Nigeria7686n/a£62k
Marko Pjaca23LWFiorentina*Nigeria7683n/a£78k
Alfonso Pedraza22LM
LB
VillarrealSpain7681£16m£26k
Alex Berenguer22LM
LWB
TorinoSpain7681£16m£36k
Francois Kamano22LWBordeauxGuinea7681£16m£38k
Demarai Gray22LM
CAM
LeicesterEngland7684£20m£52k
Moses Simon22LM
CF
RM
LevanteNigeria7682£17m£21k
Kenedy22LM
LWB
Newcastle*Brazil7684n/a£74k
Alex Iwobi22LM
RW
ArsenalNigeria7684£19m£74k
Anthony Limbombe23LMNantesBelgium7680£15m£23k
Dani Olmo20LM
CAM
Dinamo ZagrebSpain7585£20m£880
Justin Kluivert19LW
RW
RomaHolland7586£18.4m£30k
Ryan Sessegnon18LW
LB
FulhamEngland7588£19m£29k
Josip Brekalo20LM
RM
LW
RW
WolfsburgCroatia7583£15m£27k
Ramadan Sobhi21LM
LW
HuddersfieldEgypt7582£15m£30k
Inigo Cordoba21LWAthletic BilbaoSpain7583£16m£17k
Marcus Coco22LM
LW
RM
GuingampFrance7581£14m£18k
Theo Bongonda22LM
RM
Zulte-WaregemBelgium7581£13.5m£13k

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I am RealSport's Editor-in-Chief having covered almost everything across the board on the platform. Starting with content on football and the Chinese Super League, I have expanded into esports and gaming, via a stint as rugby editor.

With RS now focused on gaming and working alongside Gfinity, I led the site's coverage on the football titles of FIFA, Football Manager and PES. This has enabled me to cover official esports events such as the FIFA eWorld Cup, FUT Champions Cups and the Gfinity FIFA Series.

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