FIFA 20 Career Mode: Top 10 Young Strikers (ST & CF) to sign – Mbappe, Rashford, Werner & more

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


When it comes to football glory, forwards reap the adoration.

They score the goals, take the credit and earn some of the biggest wage bills. Due to this they often have substantial transfer fees and on FIFA 20’s Career Mode, this is no different.

However, a more economical option is to sign a younger forward, who has still not reached his full potential, and nurture him in to his prime.

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, RW

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

Country: France

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

Wage: £140,000 a week

Kylian Mbappe is already classed as a world class striker, despite not reaching his prime. The French forward 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. But Mbappe is very much a ‘get what you pay for’ signing, with incredibly high sprint speed (96), dribbling (91) and finishing (89) stats, as well as his five star skills.

Luka Jovic (OVR 83 – POT 89)

Age: 21

Position(s): ST

Club: Real Madrid

Country: Serbia

Value: £32.9 million (Release Clause: £73.9 million)

Wage: £140,000 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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You can either fork out Jovic’s £73.9 million release clause to sign him immediately, or offer £65 million once Real Madrid are open to offers (January 2020 earliest). With a potential of 89 and a five star weak foot, Jovic could become the complete striker your team needs.

Marcus Rashford (OVR 83 – POT 88)

Age: 21

Position(s): ST, LM

Club: Manchester United

Country: England

Value: £32 million (Release Clause: £63.1 million)

Wage: £113,000 a week

Rashford started his United career emphatically in 2016, scoring a brace in both his Europa League and Premier League debuts. Since then he has achieved a regular starting spot in Manchester United’s first team, but has somewhat plateaued in quality.

The Englishman’s 94 sprint speed and 85 dribbling (with five star skills) means he has the ability to get in behind defences before using his 88 rated shot power to finish the job. He will set you back a £63.1 million release clause and increased wage demands of £120,000 a week.

Timo Werner (OVR 83 – POT 87)

Age: 23

Position(s): ST

Club: RB Leipzig

Country: Germany

Value: £31.1 million (Release Clause: £55.1 million)

Wage: £63,000 a week

Timo Werner burst in to 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 68 goals for the German club.

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His 92 rated sprint speed and 86 rated finishing can be yours for his release clause of £55.1 million. You will have to up his wages to £90,000 a week to complete the signing.

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. His efforts helped City achieve their treble winning season last year, earning back-to-back Premier League medals for the young Brazilian.

The already-experienced Premier League forward will set you back £55 million and an expensive wage bill of £126,000 a week. For that price, you will be signing a player with 90 rated agility and balance and 86 dribbling; evidently, Jesus won’t give up possession easily.

Lautaro Martinez (OVR 81 – POT 89)

Age: 21

Position(s): ST

Club: Inter Milan

Country: Argentina

Value: £24.3 million (Release Clause: £46.2 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 4th in the Serie A, retaining qualification for Champions League football.

With his 84 rated strength and aggression, the Argentinian will fight his way towards most opposition penalty areas before utilising his 82 finishing. His £46.2 million release clause seems like a fair price and his wage demands of £55,000 a week are relatively low.

Maxi Gomez (OVR 80 – POT 85)

Age: 22

Position(s): ST

Club: Valencia CF

Country: Uruguay

Value: £18 million (Release Clause: £39.2 million)

Wage: £36,000 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 has made a good start to the 2019/20 season, scoring already for the Spanish side.

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Of course, his recent move means you’ll have to pay his release clause of £39.2 million, and fulfil his £50,000 wage demands to sign the striker. The 6’1″ Gomez has 85 rated strength and a heading accuracy of 86, making him the perfect target man.

Santi Mina (OVR 80 – POT 85)

Age: 23

Position(s): ST

Club: Celta Vigo

Country: Spain

Value: £18 million (Release Clause: £39.2 million)

Wage: £26,000 a week

Santi Mina had a steady season last year, with seven goals and five assists for Valencia, helping the Spanish side win a domestic trophy. This summer saw him return to his boyhood club of Celta Vigo.

His 83 rated positioning and 82 rated finishing suggests he is a natural striker, and with a bit of training he could be nurtured to his 85 overall rated potential. Mina will cost you his £39.2 million release clause and £26,000 in wages.

Moussa Dembele (OVR 80 – POT 85)

Age: 22

Position(s): ST

Club: Lyon

Country: France

Value: £18 million (Release Clause: £64 million)

Wage: £64,000 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 5 goals in 5 games in the 19/20 season.

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 £37 million, with moderately high wage demands of £64,000 a week.

Wesley (OVR 79 – POT 85)

Age: 22

Position(s): ST

Club: Aston Villa

Country: Brazil

Value: £15.8 million (Release Clause: £33.1 million)

Wage: £55,000 a week

Wesley has recently become known to English football fans after signing for newly promoted Premier League team Aston Villa. He has made a strong start for the English side, with two goals in six appearances.

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For his £33.1 million release clause and £55,000 a week wage demands, you will secure the services of a 6ft3 Brazilian giant with 95 strength and 84 shot power. Villa’s powerhouse also has 83 rated sprint speed; not bad for a big man!

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

PlayerAgePos Club CountryOVR POT V W
K. Mbappe 20 ST
RW
PSG France 89 95 £84.2m £140k
L. Jovic 21 ST Real Madrid Serbia 83 89 £32.9m £140k
M. Rashford 21 ST
LM
Man United England 83 88 £32m £113k
T. Werner 23 ST RB Leipzig Germany 83 87 £31.1m £63k
Gabriel Jesus 22 ST Man City Brazil 82 88 £27.9m £126k
L. Martínez 21 ST Inter Argentina 81 89 £24.3m £55k
M. Gomez 22 ST Valencia Uruguay 80 85 £18m £36k
Santi Mina 23 ST Celta Vigo Spain 80 85 £18m £26k
M. Dembele 22 ST Lyon France 80 85 £18m £64k
Wesley 22 ST Aston Villa Brazil 79 85 £15.8m £55k
Andre Silva 23 ST Milan Portugal 79 84 £15.3m £38k
Munir 23 ST
RW
LM
Sevilla Spain 79 84 £15.3m £18k
J. Mateta 22 ST Mainz France 78 85 £13.5m £26k
Joelinton 22 ST
CAM
Newcastle Brazil 78 84 £13.1m £37k
P. Cutrone 21 ST Wolves Italy 77 87 £13.1m £53k
Borja Mayoral 22 ST Levante* Spain 77 83 £11.3m £21k
E. Boateng 23 ST Dalian YiFang Ghana 77 84 £11.3m £13k
E. Unal 22 ST Real Valladolid* Turkey 77 84 £11.3m £18k
D. Calvert-Lewin 22 ST Everton England 77 83 £11.3m £61k
R. Borre 23 ST River Plate Colombia 77 84 £11.3m £21k
A. Sanabria 23 ST Genoa* Paraguay 77 84 £11.3m £16k
G. Simeone 23 ST Fiorentina Argentina 77 84 £11.3m £42k
Y. En-Nesyri 22 ST Leganes Morocco 76 82 £9.5m £24k
F. Chalov 21 ST CSKA Moscow Russia 76 85 £10.8m £900
P. Schick 23 ST
CF
RW
Roma Czech Republic 76 83 £9.9m £32k
D. Malen 20 ST
LW
PSV Netherlands 76 85 £10.8m £13k
T. Abraham 21 ST Chelsea England 76 85 £10.8m £60k
K. Dolberg 21 ST Ajax Denmark 76 84 £10.4m £14k
J. Augustin 22 ST RB Leipzig France 76 83 £9.9m £37k
B. Embolo 22 ST
RW
‘Gladbach Switzerland 76 85 £10.8m £23k
L. Waldschmidt 23 CF
ST
Freiburg Germany 76 81 £9.5m £21k
I. Pussetto 23 ST
RW
RM
Udinese Argentina 76 84 £10.4m £15k

*Denotes player is on loan

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Phil Pangalos

Phil is a life-long gamer, an avid fan of England rugby and a suffering Arsenal supporter. After completing his M.Sc. in Digital Marketing he worked as a social media manager at a startup for a year. Nowadays you can find him writing about FIFA and other games in the RealSport office.

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