28 Jun 2021 3:07 PM +00:00

Shortlist these young stars ahead of FIFA 22's Career Mode

It's never too early to start planning your transfer targets, and on FIFA 22's Career Mode - you'll want to target some youngsters to do the business for the next decade.

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Latest - Beta whets appetite

The first milestone on the way to FIFA 22 has come and gone in the form of the FIFA 22 Beta.

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BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS IT - The FIFA 22 Beta was removed after a catalogue of leaks

We saw a few teasers into commentary and stats tracking - but unfortunately, we didn't see too much from Career Mode.

With so many leaks occurring in the beta's first 24 hours - EA decided to remove the Beta, so we likely won't see anything else to EA Play Live in July.

For everything we saw in the FIFA 22 Beta, head here.

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The best young players on FIFA 22

The following players are all aged 23 and under, and are sorted by overall.

Given their age, keep an eye on their potential too - which gives you a guide of the ceiling they can reach with plenty of gametime and form behind them.

We will update this post once FIFA 22's ratings have been confirmed, with the ratings below taken from FIFA 21's latest in-game ratings on 28 June 2021.

Kylian Mbappe (OVR 90 - POT 95)

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TAKING OVER - Kylian Mbappe could even be the highest rated player in FIFA 22

Age: 22

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Position(s): ST, LW

Value: £167 million

Wage: £144,000 a week

There isn't anywhere else to start - Kylian Mbappe is the present and the future.

The French World Cup winner has just enjoyed his best goal scoring season with 42 goals, and you may need to use your entire transfer budget to bring him aboard in Career Mode.

Erling Haaland (OVR 87 - POT 93)

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UNSTOPPABLE - It took Erling Haaland just 14 games to reach 20 Champions League goals

Age: 20

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Position(s): ST

Value: £110 million

Wage: £65,000 a week

Haaland is certainly on Mbappe's heels for the tag of "best young player" in the world - with the Norweigan's rise in recent years simply terrifying.

On FIFA 18, the forward was rated just 58 - meaning he has gone up 29 overall points in less than four years.

Jadon Sancho (OVR 87 - POT 92)

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ON THE MOVE? - Jadon Sancho may seek a summer transfer to take him to the next level

Age: 21

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Position(s): RM, CF, LM

Value: £107 million

Wage: £74,000 a week

Jadon Sancho had a tricky first half of the season, but the England international recaptured his form to show he's still one of the most dangerous wingers on the planet.

The winger picked up 16 goals and 12 assists in all competitions last season, but a move to the Premier League looks to be on the cards this summer for the Dortmund man.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (OVR 86 - POT 92)

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HOTTEST FREE AGENT - Man Utd and Chelsea have been linked with the young shot stopper

Age: 22

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Position(s): GK

Value: £80 million

Wage: £33,000 a week

Likely to be one of the most interesting transfer stories of the summer - wonderkid goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma can be picked up on a free as it stands, with PSG the firm favourites to secure his signature.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are all linked with the Italian international, who has already played over 270 professional games for club and country.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (OVR 86 - POT 91)

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SECOND WIND - The Liverpool right back will look to bounce back after a tricky campaign

Age: 22

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Position(s): RB

Value: £88 million

Wage: £90,000 a week

Trent Alexander-Arnold endured a difficult campaign at Liverpool last term, largely down to losing teammates such as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson to injury.

The England international did wrestle back some form in the closing weeks of the season, and that may tempt you for the best right back in the game.

Matthijs de Ligt (OVR 85 - POT 92)

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SETTLING IN - De Ligt is now finding his feet at Juve with 36 appearances last season

Age: 21

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Position(s): CB

Value: £89 million

Wage: £73,000 a week

With Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci at Juventus, Matthijs de Ligt was always going to need to be patient for his opportunities in Turin - but the Dutchman was a regular last season.

Now established, it's a question of whether he can reach that glittering potential - which also makes him a must-buy in Career Mode.

Marcus Rashford (OVR 85 - POT 91)

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THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION - There would be a feel good factor in having Rashford at your club

Age: 23

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Position(s): LM, ST, RM

Value: £78 million

Wage: £135,000 a week

An absolute legend off the pitch, Marcus Rashford could be top of a lot of shopping lists in FIFA 22's Career Mode.

The United man still offers quality and potential - with exhilarating pace and quality on the ball.

Lautaro Martinez (OVR 84 - POT 89)

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CHAMPION - Martinez claimed his first Serie A title with Inter last tern

Age: 23

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Position(s): ST

Value: £59 million

Wage: £117,000 a week

Lautaro Martinez formed a deadly strike partnership with Romelu Lukaku last season, firing Inter Milan to the Serie A title.

That duo looks set to be broken up by the Inter board, and with an 89 potential - a move for Martinez may just be too good to resist.

Joao Felix (OVR 83 - POT 93)

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LEVELLING UP - Felix looks more settled at Atletico Madrid

Age: 21

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Position(s): CF, ST

Value: £73 million

Wage: £55,000 a week

Another league champion in 2021, Joao Felix has looked lost in a defensive Atletico Madrid side at times, but looks to have been rejuvenated by forming a strike partnership with Luis Suarez.

Atelti fans will be hoping there's more to come from their £113 million man, with only 10 goals and six assists coming in 2020/21.

Phil Foden (OVR 83 - POT 92)

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MAN ON FIRE - Phil Foden has gone from the fringes to a star player at City this year

Age: 21

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Position(s): CAM, LW, CM

Value: £72 million

Wage: £104,000 a week

Phil Foden started FIFA 21 rated at 79, and now 83 doesn't look high enough.

The City youngster blew PSG away in the Champions League and is keeping Raheem Sterling out of Pep Guardiola's starting line-up.

Head here to see the best Wonderkids (aged 19 and below) in FIFA 22.

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