Three Players to Watch on FIFA 19
FIFA players are always on the lookout for the next big star to emerge to play a vital role in their career modes. Strikers are the most important players to watch out; given their value on the market, it’s much more affordable to scout up-and-coming talent for a better price.
Teams such as Tottenham and Manchester United have been fortunate to have their leading men come through the ranks as Harry Kane has established himself as one of the world’s leading marksmen, while Marcus Rashford is on an upward trajectory.
However, if you’re playing in a team without such young talent, there’s a need to acquire it from elsewhere. Here are three of the best young players operating in the lower leagues that deserve attention in the world of FIFA as they continue to develop.
Che Adams (Birmingham City)
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Adams is certainly a player to monitor as he has enjoyed a breakout term for the Blues, notching 14 goals in 28 matches in the Championship. It’s still only good enough for a 72 rating with a potential of reaching 79, earning comparisons to a player like West Ham’s Javier Hernandez. Adams has a finishing rating of 72, while his acceleration and sprint speed rating of 87 is equally intriguing.
The 22-year-old’s prowess in front of the net has played a role in guiding Birmingham to a much-improved campaign, although they are off the pace for the playoffs. Adams has been linked with a move to Huddersfield among other clubs; he does have the talent to move to the Premier League and perhaps even affect the relegation battle.
The Terriers are backed in the Premier League odds at 3/100 for the drop; therefore, the addition of a goalscorer is a must for the club. At the age of 22, he could be perfect for the Terriers and FIFA career mode users for a slightly cheaper option.
Josh Maja (Sunderland)
Maja has been a revelation for the Black Cats this term and has established the club as promotion candidates in League One. At the age of 20, he has scored 15 goals in the third tier of English football along with two assists. He has enjoyed a rise from the start of the campaign, where few people would have expected to see him sitting in second place in the goalscoring charts.
Maja’s potential on FIFA 19 of 83 highlights how much of a steal it would be to add to your squad with a valuation of £1.15m and a release clause of £2.9m. He doesn’t have the speed of Adams, although he could develop a better finisher. Celtic have noticed his talent, and it would not be a surprise to see his future away from the Stadium of Light next season. The 20-year-old is perhaps a not-so-hidden gem.
Karlan Grant (Charlton Athletic)
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Grant is another star of the third tier, although a lot of the headlines at The Valley have gone to Lyle Taylor this term. At the age of 22, Grant is another player in the mould of Maja that has displayed star power in League One with the ability to rise up through the leagues. He currently has a FIFA rating of 65, although he has a great deal of potential with a rise up to 78.
Grant is more versatile than Adams and Maja, being able to operate on the flanks as well as through the middle. His speed has made him a huge asset for the Addicks, and it’s not surprising to see his ratings rank in the high 80s for acceleration and sprint speed. A release clause of £2.21m is a steal on FIFA 19, and clubs in the higher tiers in the real game should be monitoring his progress at Charlton.