The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League is entering its critical stages now and the competition outcomes will have a significant impact on FIFA 23.
With the quarter-final draw having already been made, we now know the eight remaining clubs' routes to the final in Istanbul, which has serious implications on certain Road to the Final (RTTF) items in FUT 23.
Investing in RTTF cards before they get their upgrades is one of the best ways to make coins in Ultimate Team and we have the perfect player for you.
The man in question is Napoli's Giacomo Raspadori.
We're here to highlight why investing in the Italian's special item now could make you a huge profit in FIFA 23.
Napoli on FIRE
Road to the Final items in FUT 23 receive upgrades each time their team succeeds at select stages throughout the tournament.
So, in order to assess whether the card is worth investing in, we need to take an in-depth look at the club's form both domestically and in Europe.
Napoli have been arguably the best footballing side in the world this season.
Luciano Spalletti's side currently sits top of the Serie A table with a whopping 68 points - 18 clear of their closest challengers Inter.
Napoli have a record of 22 wins, two draws and two losses in the Serie A this season, with an incredible goal difference of 44.
In the Champions League, Napoli won five out of six matches in the group stages and qualified top of Group A ahead of Liverpool.
They then comprehensively beat German side Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 on aggregate over two legs in the Round of 16.
Now, Napoli's path to the final has been set and it makes for good reading if you're a Raspadori owner.
Napoli will face AC Milan in the quarter-final of the Champions League.
Milan sit 20 points below Napoli in the Serie A and when the two sides met in the league back in September, the league leaders came out 2-1 winners away from home.
Napoli will then face either Inter Milan or Benfica in the semi-final. As mentioned, Inter Milan are 18 points adrift of Napoli and would be the underdogs to reach the final.
Benfica have been brilliant this season but it will be a tall order to overcome the Serie A side, especially without their star man Enzo Fernandez.
So, Napoli are strong favourites to reach the UCL final this year, where they may face Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Chelsea.
Raspadori's current 89 OVR version already has 91 Pace, 90 Dribbling and 90 Shooting as well as a five-star weak foot and four-star skill moves.
The final evolution of Giacomo Raspadori's RTTF card could be absolutely insane.
The card below shows you what Raspadori could look like if Napoli go all the way and win the Champions League this year.
93 Pace, 92 Shooting, 92 Dribbling and 88 Passing doesn't quite tell the full story.
Should Napoli win the competition, Raspadori will be given three new traits as well as a boost to five-star skill moves whilst retaining his five-star weak foot.
Raspadori's RTTF item currently sells for around 280,000 coins o the PlayStation and Xbox market.
We could see his price rise to more than double that figure in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team if Napoli do so much as reach the final, which is expected.
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