EA Sports’ FIFA has always had a soft corner in the hearts of Football fans across the globe, the game has had some extremely exciting features over the years like ‘Alex Hunter, The Journey’ and the all-new FIFA World Cup 2018 game mode but classics like, FIFA Manager mode has always been an immensely popular option for gamers as well. Manager mode is every football fan’s dream come true, pick your favorite team and you call the shots, Transfers, Formations, and tactics, you’re quite literally the boss.

When it comes to Manager mode there is nothing better than discovering a new player and making him a star. FIFA 18 is filled with these high potential gems that you can sign for peanuts (less than 20 Million euros). So let’s have a look at our young high potential XI that you should sign right now! Especially if you want to invest in young talent.


GK Alban Lafont – 9.5 Million Euros

Age: 19 

Overall 77

Potential 89


The 19-year old French International is easily the best value for money Goalkeeper in the game and can be signed for an approximate fee of 9.5 Million Euros from French Ligue 1 side Toulouse. He starts off with an overall of 77 but can move up to 89 if he’s played regularly for a season or two.


LB Lucas Hernandez – 14 Million Euros

Age: 22

Overall 76

Potential 87

The versatile Atletico Madrid defender has had a breakthrough season with the Los Rojiblancos and has even earned his place in the France World Cup squad. Hernandez can be deployed at centre-back as well as left-back, he can be picked up for a pretty cheap 14 Million, but only if you go in Early!  


CB Malang Sarr – 9 Million Euros

Overall 75

Age: 19

Potential 88

Sarr, the third Frenchman on this list is a real talent and is awfully easy to sign anywhere in between 6 to 10 Million Euros. He is excellent in the air and like Hernandez can also play as a left-back, Sarr’s progression with regular game time can take him to an overall rating of 88, this boy’s got a bright future!


CB Matthijs de Ligt – 10 Million Euros

Overall 76

Age: 18

Potential 89

The teenage sensation is an absolute revelation in FIFA 18 and is also one of the hardest players to sign as Ajax have a shortage of centre-backs in their squad, in the event that you manage to sign the wonder kid don’t let him go! 


RB Benjamin Henrichs – 10 Million Euros

Overall 76

Potential 85

There is a lack of good economical Right-Backs in FIFA 18, but if you can get your hands on Benjamin Henrichs consider yourself lucky! The German International is in high demand and could be sold within the first few days of the transfer market, so hurry up.


CM Tom Davies – 8.5 Million Euros

Overall 74

Age: 19

Potential 84

The Everton player has had a pretty decent season and has a very good potential in FIFA 18 going up to 84, He’s a useful midfielder and is consistent as well. You can Sign him up for 8.5 million euros and the lad won’t dissapoint.



CAM Kai Havertz – 14 Million Euros

Overall: 77

Age: 18

Potential: 88

Germany is blessed with some extremely talented central midfielders and the Leverkusen youngster is an excellent creative presence in Mindfield. Havertz will cost you just 14 million euros and a potential of 88 is certainly a mouth-watering prospect.



CDM Ruben Neves- 13 Million Euros

Overall: 78

Age: 21

Potential: 86

The Wolverhampton defensive Midfielder played a key role in the promotion of his side and will really help your side as well with some key interceptions and tackles in Midfield. Neves can be bought for a reasonable 13 Million euros.


LW Ezequiel Barco – 15 Million Euros

Overall 72

Age: 19

Potential 90

In my opinion an absolute must have in your playing XI, Barco has the highest potential improvement going up to 90 from an initial 72 and possesses a lethal pace rating of 90. Barco maybe hard to purchase with a buyout clause of 20 million euros, but if you negotiate and play your cards right, you’re in for an absolute bargain. 


ST Martinez Lautaro – 8 Million Euros

Overall: 72

Age: 20 

Potential: 88

Lautoro is a true Hidden gem in the game, the Inter Milan Striker can be bought for 8 million, possibly the cheapest buy on the list. The Argentine can become a lethal goal scorer give some game time across his first season. 


RW Justin Kluivert – 10.5 Million Euros

Overall: 75

Age: 19

Potential: 86

Patrick Kluivert’s talented son seems to have no burden carrying the famous surname and is a serious prospect in FIFA 18. Make sure you get him early at a transfer fee of approximately 10.5 Million Euros, Justin Kluivert is blessed with some excellent movement in the wings and can be a serious threat.


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