12 FIFA 19 hidden gems you NEED to sign in Career Mode

Fewer things are more satisfying than unearthing some cheap and cheerful gems for your FUT team – particularly if you profit handsomely in the end. Phil Ekuwem on FIFA 19's young stars with potential to blossom...

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Ezequiel Barco (Atlanta United)

Potential Rating: 89

Ezequiel Barco

Blessed with blistering pace and sublime dribbling skills, the 19-year-old Barco has a higher potential rating than any other MLS player in FIFA 19.

Currently rated at 74, the Atlanta United midfielder can rise up to 89 if nurtured correctly. He’s got a great weak foot/skill move combination which makes him effective on the left flank, so he’s able to finish with both feet and utilise four-star skill moves.

Joao Felix (Benfica) 

Potential Rating: 87

Joao Felix

Plying his trade in the Portuguese top tier, the 70-rated Felix isn't among the best known players in career mode. Nevertheless, he's got fabulous ability and could become a world beater for your team, with an overall rating which could potentially rise to 87.

The 18-year-old only has a three-star weak foot, though, so scoring goals on his weaker side is one thing which may continue to prove difficult.

Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)

Potential Rating: 88

Kai Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen youngster Havertz doesn’t have many eye-catching in-game stats, save for his short passing and vision. But with a five-star weak foot and four-star skill moves, the German midfielder could develop into a player who can score and create goals with both feet.

Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon)

Potential Rating: 87

Tanguy Ndombele

If you're looking for the next Radja Nainggolan, Ndombele is your man. The Lyon midfielder's high work rate allows him to contribute to both the defensive and attacking phases of play, making him a fine all-rounder in the engine room.

Ndombele is a great dribbler, a decent passer and an above average defender. Already an excellent player rated at 76, he could become one of the best in the world in the future.

Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) 

Potential Rating: 88

Rodrigo Bentancur

One of the more well-known names on this list: Bentancur’s exploits for Uruguay at the World Cup in Russia raised his stock in the real world and on FIFA.

The 76-rated Juventus man possesses four-star skill moves and medium/medium work rates, which means he tends to hold his position in midfield and set the tempo of his team's play in a deep-lying role.

Patrick Cutrone (Milan)

Potential Rating: 89

Patrick Cutrone

The 79-rated striker boasts high stats for finishing (80) and positioning (83), as well as a four-star skill rating. He's probably not ready to be your main centre-forward just yet, but the Italian has the potential to score plenty of goals in the future and could have a similar ranking to that of Sergio Aguero or Robert Lewandowski today.