The best young strikers on FIFA 21 by career mode potential

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Looking to sign the best young strikers in FIFA 21? Of course you are. After all, you can't win games without scoring, and these explosive strikers have the ability to swing games your way. 

Finding them can be tricky though, and how do you know if they'll come good or not? That's where we come in. We've found 6 of the best young strikers that can develop into superstars in your FIFA 20 career mode. 


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Jonathan David

Club: Lille
Value: £14m
FIFA 21 rating: 77
Potential rating: 88 (+11)

20-year-old Jonathan David is the second-worst-kept secret to come out of Canada since Alphonso Davies. A summer switch to Lille has little to quieten his hype, either - and the forward is only set to get better in years to come. 

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That's why plumping for him up front for your Career Mode side is a complete no-brainer. David - who replaced Victor Osimhen at the Ligue 1 side - is frighteningly pacy, icy in front of goal and has insane potential on FIFA. At £14m, he's fairly expensive but he'll more than make it worth it in seasons to come. 



Club: Porto
Value: £8m
FIFA 21 rating: 73
Potential rating: 87 (+14)

The Portuguese conveyor belt of talent never so much as splutters, with Evanilson one of the best young forwards on FIFA 21. Another 20-year-old at the start of the 2020/21 season, the Brazilian is extremely highly thought-of - as reflected in his potential. 

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At £8.1m, Evanilson doesn't come cheap for a 73-rated forward but the upward trajectory of his stats is impressive. He's quick with good finishing - in no time, he'll become a valuable member of any squad. 

Karim Adeyemi

Club: Red Bull Salzburg
Value: £2m
FIFA 21 rating: 69
Potential rating: 87 (+18)

Karim Adeyemi was in the Bayern Munich academy as a youngster before venturing across the border to join Red Bull Salzburg's production line. At just 18, he could yet turn into a striker or a left-winger.

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The German teen has explosive potential on Career Mode with lightning speed and great dribbling. Once he develops into a better finisher - and he becomes world-class in mere seasons - he's an asset to your side. 

Myron Boadu

Myron Boadu

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Club: AZ Alkmaar
Value: £10m
FIFA 21 rating: 75
Potential rating: 87 (+12)

Myron Boadu was the first player born this century to score for the Netherlands. He's been on the radar of top clubs for a while now and he won't come as cost-effective as other strikers.

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But what he does offer you is pinpoint finishing and superb dribbling skills. He's got a five-star weak foot too - he's ready to get minutes now if you want to shell out the seven figures needed to bring him to your club. 

Sebastiano Esposito

Club: SPAL
Value: £1m
FIFA 21 rating: 66
Potential rating: 86 (+20)

As well as having a ready-made chant to the tune of Despacito, Italian hitman Esposito is the youngest-ever Inter Milan player to represent the club in Europe. He's currently on loan at SPAL.

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A natural finisher with incredible growth in front of him, the 18-year-old will be one of the best players in the world five years into your Career Mode save. He's explosive in the box and well worth the investment. 

Fabio Silva

Fabio Silva

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Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Value: £2m
FIFA 21 rating: 69
Potential rating: 85 (+16)

17-year-old wonderkid Fabio Silva cost Wolves upwards of £30m in real life. He's yours for a fraction of that price on Career Mode. 

The Portuguese striker has a four-star weak foot and develops into quite the poacher over the next few years of your save. His jumping (72) and strength (70) stats make him decent in the air too - that'll only improve as well. 


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Phillip is a football writer from Nigeria. He’s been a football writer since he was 13 and after getting his work featured on various news outlets including the Daily Mirror, Red Bull, Planet Football and Football.London over the years, he has now turned his focus from solely writing about the beautiful game, to covering the not-so-beautiful virtual game of FIFA as a brilliant excuse to spend hours on his Playstation.