The best young strikers on FIFA 20 by career mode potential
Goals win you games and strikers get you goals; if you want to find the back of the net consistently on FIFA 20, you’re going to need to stock your club with clinical forwards.
On that note, here are six of the best young strikers by potential who are capable of leading your club to glory...
Lautaro Martinez, Inter Milan
Potential rating: 89
The 21-year-old Martinez is easily one of the best strikers you can sign on career mode.
He boasts a four-star weak foot which allows him to strike the ball accurately with his 'wrong' boot, and he’s also capable of performing advanced skill moves thanks to his four-star skill rating.
He might only be 5ft 9in but he’s able to win aerial duels and physical battles as a result of his jumping and strength stats which are rated 88 and 84 respectively.
Santi Mina, Celta Vigo
Potential rating: 85
With 82 finishing and 80 shot power, Celta Vigo’s Mina is a clinical forward who's capable of finding the back of the net on a consistent basis.
He’s great at scoring headers and long shots, with both stats being rated 77 and 74 respectively – but where Mina truly shines is in the 18-yard-area. Get him one-on-one with a goalkeeper and he’s sure to blast the ball right past them and into the back of the net.
The downside to Mina in-game is his skill rating. He’s only got a three-star one, thus limiting the moves he’s able to perform on the pitch.
His sole purpose on the pitch is to find the back of the net, though, so his skill rating shouldn’t really pose much of a problem.
Maximiliano Gomez, Valencia
Potential rating: 85
Uruguayan striker Gomez is a different type of goalscorer. He’s not the type to run in behind defensive lines due to his low pace (64); instead, he’s an old-school striker who uses his strength and physical prowess to hold the ball up, perform lay-offs, win headers and score tap-ins.
Standing at 6ft 1in with a strength rating of 85, there aren’t many defenders who'll be capable of going toe-to-toe with him.
The 23-year-old would be an excellent acquisition for your team, but to get the most out of him you’d need to play a two-striker formation and partner him up with a more agile and pacey striker.
Patrick Cutrone, Wolves
Potential rating: 87
Cutrone is one of the most highly-rated young strikers in Europe, both in real life and in-game. He's currently rated 77 on FIFA 20, but has the potential to become an 87-rated striker if you nurture his talents at your club through regular playing time and balanced training sessions.
Cutrone’s standout stat is his finishing. Despite an overall rating of 77, he’s got 80 finishing – which is likely to go up to 95+ once he reaches his full potential. His attacking positioning is also rated 80, allowing him to run into the right spaces and position himself in dangerous areas.
As he develops in your career mode save, his positioning stat is sure to improve nicely.
Jean-Philippe Mateta, Mainz
Potential rating: 85
The first thing that stands out about Mateta is his height. The Frenchman has a towering 6ft 4in frame, making him perfect for winning aerial battles against most defenders and CDMs on the game.
He’s an incredibly physical striker who in addition to his height boasts 85 strength, 77 jumping and 88 sprint speed. Mateta is pretty much every defender’s nightmare.
The scariest thing about him on career mode is that he still has the potential to develop into an 85-rated player, meaning he’d be borderline unstoppable once he reaches his full potential.
Donyell Malen, PSV
Potential rating: 86
Dutch striker Malen is one of the fastest young strikers on FIFA 20, as he comes complete with 91 pace which could get maxed out once he reaches his full potential. The former Arsenal youngster is great at finding space in behind and exploiting it thanks to his blistering pace and agility.
His finishing stat is decently rated at 78, meaning he can find the back of the net consistently from most angles.
Once Malen reaches his full potential, he will undoubtedly become a world-class player on your career mode save.