FIFA 20 Career Mode: All the best Young Goalkeepers (GKs) to sign – Kepa, Donnarumma & more

Which young shot-stoppers can lead your back line for years to come and take you to a title?

by Louis Hutchinson

A goalkeeper is the most influential player on a football pitch.

We only have to cast our minds back to the Champions League Final two seasons ago to see how catastrophic a bad ‘keeper can be for your side and your hopes of any silverware.

Instead of settling for players like Loris Karius or Simon Mignolet, opting for a younger keeper who can blossom into one of the world’s best is the way to go.



How to choose the best young Goalkeepers (GK) for FIFA 20 Career Mode

These goalkeepers are all aged between 20-24 at the start of FIFA 20 Career Mode.

They all have a starting overall of at least 75, with the potential to reach at least 80. Due to their bright futures, expect to fork out a pretty penny for these goalies, especially if they are already playing for some of the top clubs in Europe.

Head to the end of this page for a full list of all the best young GKs on FIFA 20.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (OVR 85 – POT 92)

Age: 20

Club: AC Milan

Country: Italy

Best Stats: 90 GK Diving, 90 GK Reflexes, 80 GK Handling

Value: £37.4 million (Release clause: £71 million)

Wage: £30,000 a week

Young Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma has been AC Milan’s first team goalkeeper for a while now and remains one of the hottest young prospects in Europe.

He is the only goalkeeper under the age of 23 to have a potential of over 90.

If you are using a team with a lot of money behind you (Manchester City or Barcelona etc.) then Donnarumma is the ideal candidate for a transfer.

Kepa Arrizabalaga (OVR 84 – POT 89)

Age: 24

Club: Chelsea

Country: Spain

Best Stats: 86 GK Kicking, 85 GK Reflexes, 84 GK Diving

Value: £27.9 million (Release clause: £55.1 million)

Wage: £83,000 a week

Chelsea kept 14 Premier League clean sheets last season, the third most in the division. It was a fantastic maiden campaign for Chelsea following his record £72 million move from Athletic Bilbao – a League Cup final tantrum aside.

On FIFA 20, the Spanish international is set to become one of the finest goalkeepers on the planet, with his 84 overall able to rise to 89. That may just tempt you to splash the cash on his £55.1 million release clause and £83,000 a week wages.

Pau Lopez (OVR 83 – POT 88)

Age: 24

Club: Roma

Country: Spain

Best Stats: 84 GK Reflexes, 83 GK Handling, 82 GK Diving

Value: £23.4 million (Release clause: £41.5 million)

Wage: £34,000 a week

Pau Lopez has just made a £21 million move from Real Betis to Roma, which looks to be an absolute bargain. The once-capped Spanish international kept 10 clean sheets in the league last season, putting him ahead of the likes of Sergio Asenjo (Villarreal) and Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid).

Lopez’s stats of 84 GK Reflexes, 83 GK Handling and 82 GK Diving see him rated at 83 on FIFA 20, which can rise to a potential of 88. You won’t be able to sign him until January where you will need a bid in excess of £32 million for the 24-year-old.

Andre Onana (OVR 82 – POT 87)

Age: 23

Club: Ajax

Country: Cameroon

Best Stats: 86 GK Kicking, 84 GK Diving, 83 GK Reflexes

Value: £19.8 Million (Release clause: £29.2 million)

Wage: £16,000 a week.

Last season spoke for itself as every Ajax player over achieved their expectations by reaching the semi-final of the Champions League, with Andre Onana perhaps one of their unsung heroes.

The Cameroon’s overall rises from 78 to 82, with the potential to hit 87 in Career Mode. With stats of 86 GK Kicking, 84 GK Diving and 83 GK Reflexes already, it’s almost a no-brainer to move for his £29.2 million release clause.

Thomas Strakosha (OVR 82 – POT 87)

Age: 24

Club: Lazio

Country: Albania

Best Stats: 87 GK Reflexes, 84 GK Diving, 79 GK Positioning

Value: £19.8 million (Release clause: £35.1 million)

Wage: £35,000 a week

Three clean sheets in seven Serie A games so far this season is a solid start to the campaign for Lazio stopper Thomas Strakosha. The Albanian stepped up into the Lazio starting lineup midway through the 16/17 season, meaning he has plenty of experience behind him at such a young age.

On FIFA 20, his 82 overall his made up by 87 GK Reflexes, 84 GK Diving and 79 GK Positioning. With an 87 potential coming in the years ahead, the 24-year-old Stakosha is a ‘keeper you must consider.

Mike Maignan (OVR 80 – POT 87)

Age: 23

Club: Lille

Country: France

Best Stats: 83 GK Reflexes, 79 Reactions, 78 GK Positioning

Value: £14.4 million (Release clause: £30.2 million)

Wage: £25,000 a week

Mike played 38 games for Lille last season, enhancing his reputation and seeing his FIFA overall rise by five over the last 12 months.

Starting at 80 OVR means that he can start for most teams that you do your Career Mode with. The Frenchman has decent reflexes (83), reactions (79) and positioning (78), which will see him cost around £25 million.

Dominik Livakovic (OVR 80 – POT 86)

Club: Dinamo Zagreb

Age: 23

Country: Croatia

Transfer Value: £14 million (Release clause: £33.5 million)

Wage: £900 a week

Best Stats: 82 GK Reflexes, 80 GK Diving, 80 Reactions

Dominik Livakovic most recently started in Dinamo Zagreb’s 4-0 beating of Serie A side Atalanta.

The Croatian’s best stats are both above 80 overall and can reach up to 86 OVR making him a solid young prospect.

The standout reason you need to purchase this player is simply because of his current wages. His £900 a week wage will increase but gives you plenty of leeway moving forward.

Alban Lafont (OVR 79 – POT 88)

Age: 20

Club: Nantes (on loan from Fiorentina)

Country: France

Best Stats: 83 GK Reflexes, 80 GK Diving, 77 GK Handling

Value: £14 million

Wage: £14,000 a week

Alban Lafont has started five games for Nantes this season and has only conceded two goals in those five games.

The Frenchman is also on loan from Serie A side Fiorentina and can only enter negotiations after the first season is completed.

He has kept three clean sheets already and is showing promise in real life as well as potential in FIFA 20. We believe he is definitely worth the £22 million purchase for your Career Mode side.

Alex Meret (OVR 78 – POT 89)

Age: 22 

Club: Napoli

Country: Italy

Best Stats: 82 GK Reflexes, 79 GK Diving, 77 GK Positioning

Value: £12.6 million (Release clause: £23.9 million)

Wage: £32,000 a week

Youngster Alex Meret recently featured in the Champions League opening game against last year’s winners Liverpool. The 22-year-old was able to keep a clean sheet and showed he was able enough to perform at the highest level.

82 GK Reflexes, 79 GK Diving and 77 GK Positioning give the Italian a 78 overall, which can rise to a potential of 89 and even beyond. You can pick him up forjust over £20 million, a great price given his bright future.

Emil Audero (OVR 77 – POT 87)

Age: 22

Club: Sampdoria

Country: Italy

Best Stats: 80 GK Diving, 80 GK Reflexes, 75 Reactions

Value: £10.4 million (Release clause: £19.7 million)

Wage: £19,000 a week

Emil Audero has featured in seven Serie A games and one Coppa Italia games this season, but has only kept the one clean sheet.

His current 77 OVR could fit into many Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 teams quite comfortably. If you are not looking to splash the cash on a starting goalkeeper, then the Italian may be the answer to your problems.

If you start him in your team, he will probably reach a higher overall quicker. A bid of around £15 million should get you your man.

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G. Donnarumma20 AC MilanItaly8592 £37.4m£30k
Kepa24 ChelseaSpain8489 £27.9m£83k
Pau López24 RomaSpain8388 £23.4m£34k
A. Onana23 AjaxCameroon8287 £19.8m£16k
T. Strakosha24 LazioAlbania8287 £19.8m£35k
M. Maignan23 LilleFrance8087 £14.4m£25k
D. Livaković23 Dinamo ZagrebCroatia8086 £14m£900
A. Lafont20 Nantes*France7988 £14m£14k
A. Meret22 NapoliItaly7889 £12.6m£32k
E. Audero22 SampdoriaItaly7787 £10.4m£19k
P. Bernardoni22 Nîmes *France7784 £8.6m£14k
A. Lunin20 Real Valladolid*Ukraine7688 £9.9m£9k
Z. Steffen24 Fortuna Düsseldorf*USA7684 £7.7m£16k
Álex Remiro24 Real SociedadSpain7684 £7.7m£14k
P. Gollini24 AtalantaItaly7684 £7.7m£25k
Rubén Blanco23 Celta VigoSpain7683 £7.2m£12k
A. Gunn23 SouthamptonEngland7683 £7.2m£26k
T. Didillon23 AnderlechtFrance7682 £7.2m£11k
I. Radu22 Genoa*Romania7587 £8.6m£9k
D. Henderson22 Sheff. Utd*England7585 £7.7m£18k
Unai Simón22 Athletic BilbaoSpain7585 £7.7m£12k
A. Nübel22 SchalkeGermany7585 £7.7m£15k
F. Müller21 MainzGermany7584 £7.2m£11k
Tiago Sá24 BragaPortugal7583 £6.8m£8k
A. Rossi23 Atletico LanúsArgentina7583 £6.8m£10k
Miguel Silva24 VitoriaPortugal7580 £5.9m£6k

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