Developing a team on a low budget is a challenging task, with many managers looking to contend at the top as quickly as possible often scrubbing the free agency and loan market to improve their teams.
However, one of the most tried and trusted ways of increasing the value and ability of a Career Mode team on a budget is to bring in the best cheap players with high potential. As long as you’re willing to play the cheap signings, your team will benefit a great deal from their development.
On this page, we’re going through all of the best cheap LWs and LMs with high potential to sign in FIFA 21’s Career Mode.
Choosing FIFA 21 Career Mode’s Best Cheap Left Wingers (LW & LM)
All of the players on this list of the best cheap left wingers and left midfielders have a release clause of £1 million or less, and a potential overall rating of at least 76 POT. Selected players also had to have LW or LM as their preferred position in FIFA 21’s Career Mode.
Free agents and on-loan players haven’t been included in the rankings for the best cheap left wingers with high potential.
For a full list of ALL our best cheap high potential left wingers (LW & LM), please look at the table towards the end of the page.
Dilane Bakwa (59 OVR – 81 POT)
Team: FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Best Position: LW, LM, RM, RW
Overall/Potential: 59 OVR / 81 POT
Value (Release Clause): £625,000 (£914,000)
Wage: £900 per week
Best Attributes: 78 Sprint Speed, 77 Acceleration, 73 Agility
Born in Créteil, developed by Bordeaux, Dilane Bakwa has quickly flown through the youth ranks of FC Girondins de Bordeaux and is now a first-team player.
Competing in Ligue 1, the first two games of the season saw Bordeaux play their 18-year-old forward as a substitute. Bakwa also has experience at the international youth levels, scoring twice and setting up two more in 19 under-17s games.
Being available for £914,000 with a potential rating of 81 POT, Bakwa ranks as the best cheap LW with high potential to sign in Career Mode.
The young Frenchman is also quite useful on the field from the start of FIFA 21, thanks to his 62 dribbling, 61 ball control, 62 strength, 77 acceleration, 73 agility, and 78 sprint speed.
Raúl Moro (60 OVR – 80 POT)
Team: SS Lazio
Best Position: LW, LM, RM, RW, LF, CF, RF
Overall/Potential: 60 OVR / 80 POT
Value (Release Clause): £600,000 (£972,000)
Wage: £1,500 per week
Best Attributes: 82 Balance, 75 Agility, 71 Acceleration
Raúl Moro was given his first-team debut by Simone Inzaghi at the end of last season, in a 2-1 loss to Juventus, but it might not be long before the teenage Spaniard makes his way up to the Serie A squad again.
Back with Lazio Primavera in the Italian youth league this season, Moro is already proving to be quite the handful. Through the first five games of the season, Moro tallied at least one direct goal contribution in each match, climbing to six goals and one assist.
The 17-year-old LW just makes the cut as one of the best cheap left midfielders with high potential, with you needing to offer £972,000 to sign him in FIFA 21’s Career Mode.
Given the natural goalscoring ability that he’s shown so far, Moro’s 56 finishing is unexpectedly low. Still, his 66 ball control, 69 dribbling, 75 agility, and 71 acceleration allow him to remain a useful player to have on the pitch.
Rico Richards (54 OVR – 80 POT)
Team: West Bromwich Albion
Best Position: LW, LM, RM, RW
Overall/Potential: 54 OVR / 80 POT
Value (Release Clause): £375,000 (£405,000)
Wage: £1,200 per week
Best Attributes: 72 Acceleration, 72 Balance, 64 Sprint Speed
While the first-team has become known for leaning on seasoned veterans when they bounce back into the Premier League, West Bromwich Albion has produced many highly-rated young players.
On his way through the West Brom system now, Rico Richards is putting up the numbers that’d suggest he’s primed for first-team football down the line. Only 16-years-old, Richards has scored four goals and two assists in his first five starts in the U18 Premier League.
The versatile English attacker weighs-in as one of the cheapest of the best cheap LMs with high potential. As Richards is only 16-years-old and has a 54 overall rating, his release clause is a mere £405,000.
Speed is the West Brom youth’s primary asset from the start of FIFA 21, as shown by his best attribute ratings being 72 acceleration, 72 balance, 64 sprint speed, 62 agility, 59 dribbling, and 58 ball control.
Darío Sarmiento (61 OVR – 80 POT)
Team: Estudiantes de La Plata
Best Position: LW, RW
Overall/Potential: 61 OVR / 80 POT
Value (Release Clause): £725,000 (£956,000)
Wage: £550 per week
Best Attributes: 88 Balance, 79 Agility, 74 Sprint Speed
Making his first-team debut for Estudiantes de La Plata in the Primera División early last season, as a 16-year-old, Darío Sarmiento went on to make seven more appearances for his club.
The diminutive winger has also been making waves in the national youth ranks, scoring four goals across six Argentina U16 matches.
Like Raúl Moto above, Sarmiento comes in close to the release clause cap of £1 million, with his £956,000 just allowing him to make it onto these rankings as one of the best cheap LWs with high potential.
The Argentine’s starting attribute ratings lay the foundations of a goalscoring left winger in Career Mode, with the 17-year-old’s 61 finishing, 70 dribbling, 74 sprint speed, 71 acceleration, 79 agility, and 69 shot power being very promising.
Amaury García (60 OVR – 79 POT)
Best Position: LW, LM, LAM, CAM, RAM, RM, RW
Overall/Potential: 60 OVR / 79 POT
Value (Release Clause): £550,000 (£889,000)
Wage: £700 per week
Best Attributes: 71 Shot Power, 69 Long Shots, 68 Acceleration
Last season, Amaury García was brought into the under-20s side of the UNAM Pumas, featuring as a substitute in the team’s Copa MX run.
This season, the Mexico City-born midfielder has been a feature of the team’s Liga MX Apertura campaign, playing as a centre midfielder and defensive midfielder when called upon.
In FIFA 21, García is presented as a versatile midfielder with a preference for the LM position. His 61 crossing, 63 short passing, 68 acceleration, 69 long shots, and 71 shot power allow the Mexican to be useful around the park.
With LM as his main position, while carrying a 79 POT value and £889,000 release clause, García comes into Career Mode as one of the best cheap RMs for you to sign.
All the Best High Potential Cheap Left Wingers (LW & LM) in FIFA 21
Below, you can find the full set of rankings for the best LW and LM players with high potential ratings in Career Mode. Each of them costs less than £1 million and has a potential rating of at least 76 POT.
|Name||Age||Overall||Potential||Release Clause||Position||Team||Best Attributes|
|Dilane Bakwa||17||59||81||£914,000||LW||FC Girondins de Bordeaux||78 Sprint Speed, 77 Acceleration, 73 Agility|
|Raúl Moro||17||60||80||£972,000||LW, CF||SS Lazio||82 Balance, 75 Agility, 71 Acceleration|
|Rico Richards||16||54||80||£405,000||LM, CAM||West Bromwich Albion||72 Acceleration, 72 Balance, 64 Sprint Speed|
|Darío Sarmiento||17||61||80||£956,000||LW, RW||Estudiantes de La Plata||88 Balance, 79 Agility, 74 Sprint Speed|
|Amaury García||18||60||79||£889,000||LM||UNAM||71 Shot Power, 69 Long Shots, 68 Acceleration|
|Ștefan Baiaram||17||60||79||£711,000||LW||Universitatea Craiova||81 Sprint Speed, 80 Acceleration, 73 Stamina|
|Ahmed Bani||17||59||79||£635,000||LM, RM||Dinamo București||89 Balance, 77 Sprint Speed, 72 Agility|
|Alexi Pitu||18||61||79||£933,000||LW||FC Viitorul||72 Sprint Speed, 70 Balance, 69 Agility|
|Sebastian Tounekti||17||60||78||£675,000||LW||FK Bodø/Glimt||76 Agility, 75 Acceleration, 75 Balance|
|Nana Kofi Babil||18||59||77||£607,000||LW||SCR Altach||83 Acceleration, 82 Jumping, 81 Agility|
|Justin Neiß||20||59||77||£701,000||LM, RM||Hannover 96||69 Balance, 69 Acceleration, 68 Sprint Speed|
|Santiago Moreno||20||60||77||£820,000||LM, RM, LW||América de Cali||79 Acceleration, 74 Sprint Speed, 74 Balance|
|Arjen van der Heide||18||61||77||£980,000||LW||SC Heerenveen||78 Acceleration, 77 Agility, 77 Balance|
|Aleksandar Ćirković||18||58||76||£467,000||LM||FC Admira Wacker Mödling||72 Sprint Speed, 71 Acceleration, 70 Jumping|
|Berke Gürbüz||17||55||76||£459,000||LM||MKE Ankaragücü||78 Balance, 69 Sprint Speed, 64 Dribbling|
|Jayden Nelson||17||61||76||£956,000||LM, LW||Toronto FC||84 Agility, 83 Acceleration, 81 Balance|
|Kian Slor||18||60||76||£794,000||LM||FC Groningen||78 Sprint Speed, 75 Agility, 74 Acceleration|
|Omar Panuco||18||60||76||£889,000||LM||FC Juárez||79 Balance, 74 Agility, 69 Sprint Speed|
|Gustav Isaksen||19||60||76||£780,000||LM, LW||FC Midtjylland||80 Sprint Speed, 78 Agility, 77 Acceleration|
|Khalid Al Ghannam||19||58||76||£575,000||LM||Al Nassr||79 Balance, 78 Agility, 73 Acceleration|
|Raoul Baicu||20||59||76||£622,000||LM, ST||Astra Giurgiu||85 Balance, 78 Agility, 76 Acceleration|
Invest in some of the best cheap left wingers with high potential to ensure that your Career Mode team increases in value over the seasons to come.
Need more of the best cheap players with high potential?
Looking for wonderkids?
Looking for the best young players?
Looking for the fastest players?