ByMarlon McDonald, writer at Creators.co
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Marlon McDonald

It's that time of year again folks, when niche corners of the web begin to heat up with talk of who will be the best wonderkids to cultivate into bonafide stars come the release date of this season's FIFA.

FIFA 17 is aiming to shake up footy sims with its switch to EA's stunning Frostbite engine on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and its new take on career mode titled 'The Journey'. This unique single player experience focuses on rising star Alex Hunter, but if you're gonna rise the ranks in the league table you need an entire squad of young hopefuls. Luckily, we're here as your expert scout in the field.

So, get signing these potential-brimming kids and turn your favorite team into a total force... in a few seasons, at least:

FIFA 17's Must-Sign Wonderkids

Goalkeepers

Gianluigi Donnarumma
Gianluigi Donnarumma

Bartłomiej Drągowski (OVR: 71 - POT: 86)

19

Polish | Fiorentina


Gianluigi Donnarumma (OVR: 76 - POT: 88)

17

Italian | AC Milan


Alban Lafont (OVR: 74 - POT: 86)

17

French | Toulouse FC

Defenders

Kurt Zouma
Kurt Zouma

Kurt Zouma (OVR: 80 - POT: 89)

21

French | Chelsea FC | CB


José María Giménez (OVR: 83 - POT: 88)

21

Uruguayan | Atletico Madrid | CB


Jonathan Tah (OVR: 79 - POT: 88)

20

German | Bayer 04 Leverkusen | CB


Andreas Christensen (OVR: 78 - POT: 87)

20

Danish | Borussia Mönchengladbach | CB


Héctor Bellerín (OVR: 79 - POT: 87)

21

Spanish | Arsenal FC | RB


Tin Jedvaj (OVR: 75 - POT: 85)

20

Croatian | Bayer 04 Leverkusen | RB


Luke Shaw (OVR: 80 - POT: 88)

21

English | Manchester United F.C. | LB


Álex Grimaldo (OVR: 77 - POT: 86)

21

Spanish | S.L. Benfica | LB

Midfielders

Julian Weigl
Julian Weigl

Julian Weigl (OVR: 79 - POT: 86)

21

German | Borussia Dortmund | CDM


Rúben Neves (OVR: 75 - POT: 85)

19

Portuguese | FC Porto | CDM


Timothy Fosu-Mensah (OVR: 71 - POT: 87)

18

Dutch | Manchester United F.C. | CDM


Renato Sanches (OVR: 78 - POT: 90)

19

Portuguese | FC Bayern Munich | CM


Youri Tielemans (OVR: 77 - POT: 89)

19

Belgian | R.S.C. Anderlecht | CM


Mahmoud Dahoud (OVR: 79 - POT: 88)

20

Syrian | Borussia Mönchengladbach | CM


Dele Alli (OVR: 80 - POT: 90)

20

English | Tottenham Hotspur | CAM


Marco Asensio (OVR: 81 - POT: 89)

20

Spanish | Real Madrid C.F. | CAM


Alen Halilović (OVR: 79 - POT: 89)

20

Croatian | Hamburger SV | CAM

Wingers

Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial

Ousmane Dembélé (OVR: 77 - POT: 90)

19

French | Borussia Dortmund | LW


Anthony Martial (OVR: 82 - POT: 90)

20

French | Manchester United F.C. | LW


Kingsley Coman (OVR: 81 - POT: 88)

20

French | FC Bayern Munich | LW


Breel Embolo (OVR: 76 - POT: 88)

19

Belgian | FC Schalke 04 | RW


Leroy Sané (OVR: 79 - POT: 88)

20

German | Manchester City F.C. | RW


Andrija Živković (OVR: 75 - POT: 87)

20

Serbian | S.L. Benfica | RW

Strikers

Ángel Correa
Ángel Correa

Ángel Correa (OVR: 79 - POT: 88)

21

Argentinian | Atletico Madrid


Kelechi Iheanacho (OVR: 74 - POT: 88)

19

Nigerian | Manchester City F.C.


Marcus Rashford (OVR: 76 - POT: 88)

18

English | Manchester United F.C.


Kasper Dolberg (OVR: 65 - POT: 88)

18

Dutch | AFC Ajax

Which star youngsters have you found so far?