For diehard Career Mode fans, no truer test of managerial pedigree can be found in EA Sports FC 24 than cranking up the match difficulty before taking the poorest team from the lowest league to the very top. Without the billions that big clubs boast, it’ll take some smart signings to kickstart your campaign of successive promotions.
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Young players with high potential are always a good choice, because they’ll initially cost little, and will improve as each successive season takes you to new heights. It’s also important to consider that a low initial cost is your top priority, since few clubs in the game’s lowest divisions have even a million in their transfer budgets, so you’ll likely need to sell any dead weight in your squad.
These ratings are correct as of EA Sports FC 24’s November Squad Update.
8 Lennon Miller
Though only 17 years old, Motherwell’s Lennon Miller has become an established starter in the Steelmen’s midfield, starting in close-fought battles with both Celtic and Rangers this season. A remarkably well-rounded youngster, Miller will quickly outgrow his initial 59 Overall with regular appearances, easily justifying his £765K value.
With negligible wages suitable for clubs in the lower leagues of European football, Miller’s lofty 85 potential makes him a perfect signing to grow alongside your squad, making him a potential stalwart for years to come. With height and stamina already on his side, training the young Scot’s strength could elevate his ball-winning abilities, making him a truly top-level player.
7 Luke Harris
Another youngster attracting interest is Fulham’s Luke Harris, an 18-year-old attacking midfielder whose goals scored in the Premier League 2 rival the division’s best strikers. The Jersey-born teenager is a Welsh international capped at U21 level, and has already featured extensively in the Premier League versus the league champions Manchester City.
Beginning Career Mode with a modest 61 Overall, Harris is an affordable option with bags of potential, who’ll only continue to improve as you continue to train him. Valued at just £850K with a £3K weekly wage, this high-scoring attacker is an excellent option given his potential rating of 84. Though his pace, stamina, and strength may be lacking, these attributes can easily be trained, leaving you with a technically brilliant and physically capable attacking midfielder.
6 Laurin Ulrich
Stuttgart’s Laurin Ulrich is a pacey, versatile midfielder suited to central and attacking midfield roles, and even a capable winger. Holding the number 36 shirt at die Roten, the 18-year-old’s potential has reportedly caught the attention of Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, who are thought to be interested in signing the German U17’s captain.
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Costing only £850K, alongside a weekly wage of only £850, the young midfielder is a well-balanced player whose only initial weakness is his defensive attributes. Since these will improve with time, however, Ulrich remains an excellent signing whose initial 61 Overall will eventually reach the heights of his 84 potential.
5 Felipe Rodríguez-Gentile
A Brazilian-born Argentine, 17-year-old striker Felipe Rodríguez-Gentile had trials at Liverpool after immigrating to the UK and impressing in Sunday League matches. Earning a deal with Preston North End instead, the Argentina youth international has made waves for club and country at youth level, scoring several during Preston’s pre-season in Spain.
With a starting value of just £446K, Felipe is an inexpensive alternative to other promising youngsters, and is great value considering his 57 Overall can rise to a potential of 81. With speed and shooting ability chief among his talents, the diminutive striker can become a lethal finisher at the highest level.
4 Rome-Jayden Owusu-Oduro
AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Rome-Jayden Owusu-Oduro’s in-game ability is even more impressive than his doubly double-barrelled name, with the Dutch-born keeper a ready-made starter boasting an Overall of 63 at just 18. Though he won’t pull off world-class saves from the beginning, Owusu-Oduro’s initial attributes make him a capable keeper in League Two, and his potential 81 rating makes his £935K price tag seem insignificant.
With a weekly wage of just £425 alongside impressive reflexes and diving, this young keeper will come on leaps and bounds if given regular minutes and can provide a solid last line of defence as you gun for consecutive promotions.
3 Bailey Rice
Though barely 17, Rangers’ Bailey Rice is a seasoned youth international for Scotland up to U19 level and appears highly rated by club and country alike. Handed his Premiership debut against Livingston at just 16 years and 137 days, Rice became the Glasgow club’s youngest league player in the postwar period as a late substitute at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
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Initially rated 59, the young defensive midfielder is talented with good ball control and an impressive passing range and will rapidly grow into his 85 potential with regular appearances, whether starting or from the bench. Costing just £744K, and with an unbelievably low weekly wage of just £425, Rice is a must-buy for any discerning bargain hunter.
2 Seydou Fini
Genoa winger Seydou Fini has been with the club since he was seven, and the decade since has seen the Italian youngster go from strength to strength. Having impressed in first team training, Fini’s ability has earned him a senior debut for Il Grifone, as Italy’s oldest football club return to the top flight after a single season in Serie B.
Valued at just £553K, the young winger has pace and power, with his height and strength making him a versatile, tenacious attacker. Although an initial 57 Overall means he’ll likely prove a benchwarmer initially, Fini will quickly become a valuable asset as he accelerates towards his 83 potential.
1 Madi Monamay
Belgian centre-back Madi Monamay is a remarkably complete player in EA Sports FC 24, already boasting solid defensive stats and a surprising turn of pace despite being just 17. Although yet to make his debut at Bayer Leverkusen, Monamay has been registered as part of the senior squad for the season, as solid performances at youth level keep him in contention.
Starting with a competent 60 Overall, Monamay’s value is just £616K, making him affordable for all but the most cash-strapped outfits. In addition, the young defender offers a remarkable return on a low investment, with an estimated 83 potential making him a valuable asset at the very top level.
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