FIFA 20 Career Mode: Best Young Strikers (ST & CF) to sign – Mbappe, Jovic, Martial & more

These guys are yet to hit their peak, but are already among the world’s best finishers.

Phil Pangalos by Phil Pangalos

You’re only as good as your strikers, therefore in FIFA 20’a Career Mode you want some forwards who can do the business now and in the years ahead.

We take a look at all the best strikers (and centre forwards) aged 23 and under who can lead the line for your side.

 

 

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How to choose the best strikers (ST & CF) for FIFA 20 Career Mode

Here we are looking at the best young strikers (ST & CF) aged between 20 and 23 years old.

They will all start the 2019/20 season with a rating of at least 76, with the potential to improve to at least 80.

These young strikers could be the stars of the future if nurtured by the right manager, and will make useful impact subs in the meantime.

Bear in mind, players can outgrow their potentials on FIFA 20, – thanks to dynamic player potential.

These high potential youngsters are not cheap, so take a look at the list below to make sure you make the right choice.  

For a full list of ALL the best young strikers (ST & CF) on Career Mode, look at the table at the end of this page. 

Kylian Mbappe (OVR 89 – POT 95)

Age: 20

Position(s): ST, LW, RW

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

Country: France

Value: £84.2 million (Release Clause: £172.5 million)

Wage: £140,000 a week

Kylian Mbappe is one of the most exciting prospects of this footballing generation, having already won three Ligue 1 medals and scoring in the World Cup Final to secure France’s victory.

Unsurprisingly, his transfer fee is extremely high and will cost you around £120 million, with wages of £140,000 a week.

Timo Werner (OVR 83 – POT 87)

Age: 23

Position(s): ST

Club: RB Leipzig

Country: Germany

Value: £51.8 million (Release clause: £91.9 million)

Wage: £83,000 a week

Timo Werner burst into the Bundesliga scene in 2016, scoring 21 goals in his first season with RB Leipzig. Since then he has continued to improve and racked up 88 goals for the German club.

READ MORE: Best young centre backs to sign on FIFA 20 Career Mode

His 92 rated sprint speed and 86 rated finishing can be yours for his hefty release clause of £91.9 million.

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Lautaro Martinez (OVR 81 – POT 91)

Age: 21

Position(s): ST

Club: Inter Milan

Country: Argentina

Value: £40.1 million (Release Clause: £76.1 million)

Wage: £55,000 a week

Martinez scored 10 goals in 40 appearances in his first season for Inter, helping the San Siro side finish fourth in the Serie A, retaining qualification for Champions League football.

With his 84 rated strength and 86 aggression, the Argentinian will fight his way towards most opposition penalty areas before utilising his 86 finishing.

Anthony Martial (OVR 83 – POT 87)

Age: 23

Position(s): ST

Club: Manchester United

Country: France

Value: £31.1 million (Release Clause: £61.3 million)

Wage: £126,000 a week

In the constant merry-go-round of who is playing as a striker for Man United, Anthony Martial has swapped roles with Marcus Rashford, with the Frenchman now operating in attack.

With electrifying pace (89 sprint speed), the (still) 23-year-old Martial can run in behind for your side in Career Mode, but comes at a cost north of £50 million.

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Luka Jovic (OVR 82 – POT 88)

Age: 21

Position(s): ST

Club: Real Madrid

Country: Serbia

Value: £27.9 million (Release Clause: £62.8 million)

Wage: £126,000 a week

Jovic earned himself a £54 million transfer to Real Madrid this summer after an impressive season with Eintracht Frankfurt. He scored 10 goals in the Europa League, helping Frankfurt reach the semi-final.

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With a potential of 88 and a five star weak foot, Jovic could become the complete striker your team needs, and is already looking to get his career back on track after a sticky start at the Bernabeu.

Gabriel Jesus (OVR 82 – POT 88)

Age: 21

Position(s): ST

Club: Manchester City

Country: Brazil

Value: £27.9 million (Release Clause: £57.2 million)

Wage: £126,000 a week

Gabriel Jesus has thrived under Pep Guardiola’s Man City team, swapping in for the brilliant Sergio Aguero whenever he’s required.

The already-experienced Premier League forward will set you back £55 million and an expensive wage bill of £126,000 a week.

Moussa Dembele (OVR 82 – POT 87)

Age: 22

Position(s): ST

Club: Lyon

Country: France

Value: £27 million (Release Clause: £53.3 million)

Wage: £74,000 a week

After achieving three consecutive Scottish Premier League trophies with Celtic, Dembele moved to Lyon in 2018. He scored 25 goals for the French side in the 18/19 season, and has already scored 22 goals this term.

Dembele’s 85 sprint speed and 86 strength make him a force to be reckoned with and a fine addition to your team. The Frenchman will cost you upwards of £40 million, with moderately high wage demands of £74,000 a week.

Richarlison (OVR 81 – POT 88)

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Age: 22

Position(s): ST, RM, LM

Club: Everton

Country: Brazil

Value: £23 million (Release Clause: £48.2 million)

Wage: £81,000 a week

With Everton turning to an old-fashioned 4-4-2 under new boss Carlo Ancelotti, with Richarlison’s physicality best utilised in attack.

The Brazilian international also offers pace with 86 sprint speed and 84 dribbling, proving he can be an all-round number 9 for your side.

Maxi Gomez (OVR 81 – POT 87)

Age: 22

Position(s): ST

Club: Valencia

Country: Uruguay

Value: £22.1 million (Release Clause: £50.7 million)

Wage: £38,000 a week

After scoring 32 goals in the last two seasons for Celta Vigo, Maxi Gomez earned a move to Valencia over the summer. He will look to settle in more next term, with just nine goals this season.

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The 6’1″ Gomez has 86 finishing and 86 heading accuracy making him the perfect target man.

Joao Felix (OVR 80 – POT 93)

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Age: 19

Position(s): CF, ST, LM

Club: Atletico Madrid

Country: Portugal

Value: £25.2 million (Release Clause: £67.4 million)

Wage: £34,000 a week

One of the biggest moves from last summer, Joao Felix has made a steady start to life at Atletico Madrid – chipping in with six goals and three assists following his massive £113.4 million.

With 86 sprint speed, 84 positioning and 82 reactions, perhaps Felix is better suited to a more attacking team, but you would need to fork out upwards of £60 million to snap him up.

All the best young strikers (ST & CF) on FIFA 20

NameAgePosClubCountryOVRPOTValueWage
 K. Mbappé20ST
LW
RW
PSGFrance8995 £84.2m£135k
 T. Werner23ST RB LeipzigGermany8689 £51.8m£83k
 L. Martínez21ST Inter MilanArgentina8491 £40.1m£71k
 A. Martial23ST Man UtdFrance8387 £31.1m£126k
 L. Jović21ST Real MadridSerbia8288 £27.9m£126k
 Gabriel Jesus22ST Man CityBrazil8288 £27.9m£122k
 M. Dembélé22ST LyonFrance8287 £27m£74k
 Richarlison22ST
RM
LM
EvertonBrazil8188 £23m£81k
 M. Gómez22ST ValenciaUruguay8187 £22.1m£38k
 João Félix19CF
ST
LM
Atletico MadridPortugal8093 £25.2m£34k
 E. Haaland18ST Borussia DortmundNorway8090 £20.3m£30k
 M. Rashica23CF
LW
RW
Werder BremenKosovo8086 £18.5m£31k
 M. Thuram21ST
LW
GladbachFrance8084 £18m£27k
 R. Borré23ST River PlateColombia7985 £15.8m£25k
 D. Calvert-Lewin22ST EvertonEngland7984 £15.3m£72k
 Munir23ST
RW
LW
SevillaSpain7984 £15.3m£18k
 Santi Mina23ST
RW
Celta VigoSpain7984 £15.3m£24k
 Matheus Bardeira19ST Sao PauloBrazil7981 £14m£21k
 V. Osimhen20ST LilleNigeria7888 £15.3m£30k
 A. Isak19ST Real SociedadSweden7886 £13.5m£18k
 T. Abraham21ST ChelseaEngland7886 £14m£69k
 F. Chiesa21CF
RW
FiorentinaItaly7885 £13.5m£39k
 K. Dolberg21ST NiceItaly7885 £13.5m£26k
 Y. En-Nesyri22ST SevillaMorocco7883 £12.6m£16k
 André Silva23ST Eintracht Frankfurt*Portugal7883 £12.6m£32k

*Denotes player is on loan

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