FIFA 18 saw career mode finally receive some much needed changes, with the new transfer negotiations system being particularly refreshing. Now you actually meet with players and managers in cut scenes to negotiate deals which now means in-game faces are more important than ever.
If you meet with a player and he looks nothing like himself with a basic template face, the illusion is ruined. You shouldn’t have to make that sacrifice and you don’t, there are plenty of career mode gems who also have real faces. Of course some of them, such as Kylian Mbappe and Gabriel Jesus, will force you to break the bank if you want a chance of signing them.
But there are also some cheaper options who with time will also grow into international superstars such as Tottenham’s Marcus Edwards and Liverpool’s Ben Woodburn.
However, there are some top prospects who are disappointingly missing real-game faces. The most notable of them is AC Milan’s 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma who already has a high overall of 82 and potential of 94 which is the joint highest in the game shared with Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Highest potential: Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe not only has the highest potential on this list but the joint highest in the game. It makes sense considering he just won the Golden Boy award, he is one of the biggest prospects in the world.
His potential of 94 is shared with PSG teammate Neymar, Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma and FIFA 18 cover star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Highest growth: Marcus Edwards
Tottenham Hotspurs’ Marcus Edwards has the highest growth of every player on this list.
Growth measures the difference between a player’s overall and their potential overall. Edwards can grow from a low 65 to a high 87, giving him an astronomical growth of 22.
Quickest: Leroy Sane
High potential doesn’t mean anything if that player doesn’t fit into your playstyle. If you want someone who will grow into a world class player who is also lightning quick, Leroy Sane is your man.
The Germany and Manchester City winger is one of the fastest players in the game with pace of 94. And he also grows into one of the best players in the game with potential of 91.