If your team is short on transfer funds, one of the best ways to improve the prospects of your squad and create some value is by signing cheap players with high potential ratings.
The players will be low in overall rating – thus, the cheap transfer fee – but if you play them, they’ll build towards their significant potential ratings to become more valuable in the market and on the field.
Here, we’ve assembled all of the best cheap right backs with high potential ratings to sign in FIFA 21’s Career Mode.
Choosing FIFA 21 Career Mode’s Best Cheap Right Backs (RB & RWB)
For players to count as one of the best cheap right backs with high potential, they had to meet a specific set of criteria. Chief among these criteria was that each RB and RWB had to have a maximum release clause of £1 million.
Players also had to have their preferred position set as RB or RWB in Career Mode and have a potential rating of at least 75 POT.
The list of the best cheap right backs in FIFA 21 excludes free agents and players out on-loan, as those on-loan aren’t immediately available and may increase in value to exceed the £1 million cap.
For a full list of ALL our best cheap high potential right backs (RBs), please look at the table towards the end of the page.
Andrés Borge (60 OVR – 80 POT)
Team: Real Zaragoza (Deportivo Aragón)
Best Position: LWB, LB, LCB, CB, RCB, RB, RWB
Overall/Potential: 60 OVR / 80 POT
Value (Release Clause): £575,000 (£936,000)
Wage: £450 per week
Best Attributes: 65 Acceleration, 65 Balance, 65 Standing Tackle
A key player for Real Zaragoza’s under-19s side, playing every game of their UEFA Youth League run to the knockout stages, Andrés Borge was given his first-team debut in the Copa del Rey last season.
In the first round match-up between the LaLiga2 side and third-tier UD Socuéllamos, Borge played every minute of the 1-0 win in his favoured position, right back. Now, he’s been promoted to Deportivo Aragón, even joining the first-team squad in some league matches.
With a decent potential rating, for a full-back in a FIFA game, of 80 POT, Borge weighs-in as the best cheap right back with high potential to sign in Career Mode.
The 18-year-old Spaniard comes into FIFA 21 with some useful attribute ratings, such as his 65 acceleration, 63 sprint speed, and 63 defensive awareness, enabling him to play first-team football for some clubs.
Kluiverth Aguilar (56 OVR – 80 POT)
Team: Alianza Lima
Best Position: LWB, LB, RB, RWB
Overall/Potential: 56 OVR / 80 POT
Value (Release Clause): £400,000 (£709,000)
Wage: £450 per week
Best Attributes: 68 Acceleration, 68 Balance, 67 Sprint Speed
Coming through the ranks of Liga 1 Apertura club Alianza Lima, Kluiverth Aguilar was given his first-team debut last season as a 16-year-old right back. His speed and tenacity, however, saw former manager Pablo Bengoechea experiment with the prospect in right midfield and on the right wing.
Finishing the campaign with ten first-team appearances, it was announced in April 2020 that Manchester City had paid £1.5 million to sign the Peruvian in 2021, when he turns 18-years-old.
In FIFA 21’s Career Mode, Aguilar comes in as one of the best right backs to sign as the game doesn’t initially recognise his impending move to the Etihad Stadium – meaning that you can snap up a future City player for a mere £709,000.
While not as versatile in the game as he’s proven to be for Alianza Lima, Aguilar has several ratings which make him an asset on the field already, including his 68 acceleration, 68 balance, 65 stamina, and 66 agility.
Jakub Iskra (59 OVR – 78 POT)
Best Position: LB, LCB, CB, RCB, RB
Overall/Potential: 59 OVR / 78 POT
Value (Release Clause): £500,000 (£600,000)
Wage: £700 per week
Best Attributes: 70 Sliding Tackle, 66 Acceleration, 65 Standing Tackle
Starting in the Pogon youth set-up in his native Poland, Jakub Iskra was brought over to Italy in 2018 to develop in the SPAL system.
The right back has been a mainstay in the line-ups of the under-17s and Primavera teams, and earned his first-team debut towards the end of last season. As a 17-year-old, Iskra was given two substitute appearances of 30 minutes and 45 minutes in Seire A, but SPAL didn’t win either game.
Turning 18-years-old very early in FIFA 21 Career Mode, the Polish defender offers a decent 78 POT to rank among the best cheap RBs with high potential.
Iskra’s most eye-catching attributes at his starting 59 overall rating include his 70 sliding tackle, 66 acceleration, 63 dribbling, 65 standing tackle, and 61 interceptions.
Alexis Beka Beka (60 OVR – 77 POT)
Team: Stade Malherbe Caen
Best Position: LM, LWB, LB, RB, RWB, RM
Overall/Potential: 60 OVR / 77 POT
Value (Release Clause): £550,000 (£855,000)
Wage: £650 per week
Best Attributes: 76 Acceleration, 76 Balance, 72 Sprint Speed
Parisian right back Alexis Beka Beka managed to break into the first-team ranks of Ligue 2 side SM Caen last season, training with the first team, accompanying the bench, and earning seven appearances – mostly in the middle of the park.
To start this season, the 19-year-old was included in the Ligue 2 squad, playing 18 minutes in the season opener as a centre midfielder. However, injuries interrupted the early part of Beka Beka’s campaign.
FIFA 21 has built the young Frenchman primarily as a right back, with his 77 POT and £855,000 making him one of the best cheap RBs to sign in Career Mode.
What the 5’9’’ RB lacks in size, he more than makes up for in speed. Beka Beka’s best attributes of 76 acceleration, 72 sprint speed, 63 agility, 62 ball control, and 76 balance allow him to surge up the line with the ball at his feet and track back quickly if needed.
Kaique Rocha (60 OVR – 77 POT)
Team: UC Sampdoria
Best Position: LB, LCB, CB, RCB, RB
Overall/Potential: 60 OVR / 77 POT
Value (Release Clause): £550,000 (£873,000)
Wage: £1,300 per week
Best Attributes: 86 Strength, 67 Sliding Tackle, 65 Standing Tackle
Only last summer, UC Sampdoria foot the bill of £1.13 million to bring Santos’ towering young right back, Kaique Rocha, to Italy.
While he was included on Sampdoria’s hefty 12-man bench a fair bit last season, and continues to be a feature of Claudio Ranieri’s huge matchday squads, Rocha primarily plays as a centre back for the youth team in Primavera 1.
Rocha’s 77 potential rating and £837,000 are what class him as one of the best cheap right backs with high potential to sign in Career Mode, but what makes the Brazilian stand-out is his sheer size.
At 6’5’’ and 198lbs, the 19-year-old is already a tremendous presence along the backline. Rocha also has high ratings in several complementary attributes, including his 86 strength, 63 dribbling, 67 sliding tackle, 63 sprint speed, 64 jumping, and 64 stamina.
All the Best Cheap High Potential Right Backs (RB & RWB) in FIFA 21
In the table below, you’ll find all of the best cheap RBs and RWBs with high potential in Career Mode, including their current best attribute ratings.
|Name||Age||Overall||Potential||Release Clause||Position||Team||Best Attributes|
|Andrés Borge||18||60||80||£936,000||RB||Real Zaragoza||65 Acceleration, 65 Balance, 65 Standing Tackle|
|Kluiverth Aguilar||17||56||80||£709,000||RB||Alianza Lima||68 Acceleration, 68 Balance, 67 Sprint Speed|
|Jakub Iskra||17||59||78||£600,000||RB||SPAL||70 Sliding Tackle, 66 Acceleration, 65 Standing Tackle|
|Alexis Beka Beka||19||60||77||£855,000||RB, CM||Stade Malherbe Caen||76 Acceleration, 76 Balance, 72 Sprint Speed|
|Kaique Rocha||19||60||77||£873,000||RB||UC Sampdoria||86 Strength, 67 Sliding Tackle, 65 Standing Tackle|
|Nathan Patterson||18||56||76||£428,000||RB||Rangers FC||73 Balance, 70 Acceleration, 65 Dribbling|
|Juan David López||17||59||76||£489,000||RB, CB||Independiente Medellín||74 Sprint Speed, 70 Stamina, 70 Acceleration|
|Tivonge Rushesha||17||53||76||£313,000||RB, RWB||Swansea City||75 Sprint Speed, 72 Acceleration, 63 Balance|
|Agustín Lagos||18||56||76||£375,000||RB||Atlético Tucumán||65 Balance, 62 Jumping, 62 Strength|
|Haji Mnoga||18||55||76||£421,000||RB, CB||Portsmouth||78 Acceleration, 76 Sprint Speed, 75 Aggression|
|Christian Borchgrevink||21||64||76||£979,000||RB||Vålerenga Fotball||77 Stamina, 71 Acceleration, 69 Sprint Speed|
|Guille Rosas||20||63||75||£972,000||RB||Real Sporting de Gijón||76 Balance, 70 Acceleration, 68 Sliding Tackle|
|Facundo Lando||21||63||75||£918,000||RB||Atlético Independiente||75 Sprint Speed, 71 Acceleration, 71 Balance|
|Sandro Theler||19||55||75||£353,000||RB, LB||FC Sion||72 Balance, 67 Jumping, 66 Acceleration|
|Romaric Yapi||19||60||75||£909,000||RB||Brighton & Hove Albion||75 Acceleration, 71 Sprint Speed, 70 Balance|
|Dae Won Park||22||64||75||£914,000||RB||Suwon Samsung Bluewings||73 Jumping, 71 Sprint Speed, 70 Agility|
|Josip Stanišić||20||60||75||£794,000||RB, CB, LB||FC Bayern II||65 Acceleration, 63 Agility, 63 Standing Tackle|
|Shumpei Naruse||19||63||75||£750,000||RB, RWB, RM||Nagoya Grampus||87 Balance, 83 Agility, 73 Acceleration|
|Javier Almerge Viñuales||19||59||75||£763,000||RB||SD Huesca||65 Sprint Speed, 63 Acceleration, 61 Agility|
|Javi Rubio||21||63||75||£972,000||RB, RM||CD Leganés||80 Stamina, 75 Sprint Speed, 73 Acceleration|
|Augusto Schott||20||60||75||£813,000||RB||Club Atlético Talleres||79 Acceleration, 76 Balance, 75 Sprint Speed|
If your purse is small and you want to develop a valuable RB or RWB, buy one of the best cheap right backs with high potential in Career Mode.
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