Attacking midfielders have become essential in some set-ups, with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, and Christian Eriksen always being able to find space and dictate the play with cutthroat passing moves.
In FIFA 21, deploying a CAM with the right attributes can prove to be incredibly effective, with the mechanics in place to allow you to make the most of lofty passing and attacking stats from within the pockets around the box.
Here, you can find all of the best young attacking midfielders of Career Mode on FIFA 21, enabling you to find your future star playmaker.
For a full list of ALL of the best young CAM in FIFA 21, view the table towards the end of the page.
Choosing FIFA 21 Career Mode’s best young CAM
The best young attacking midfielders featured on this page and listed in the table are arranged by their overall rating coming into FIFA 21.
To make it into the rankings here, the players also had to meet a few other criteria: they have to be 23-years-old or younger, have CAM as their preferred position in Career Mode, and have an overall rating of 76 OVR at the very least.
You can also see the potential rating (POT) of all of the best young CAMs on the list so that you know how valuable your investment will become down the line.
If you’re looking for the best young attacking midfielders with the highest potential ratings, check out the CAM wonderkids article.
Kai Havertz (85 OVR – 93 POT)
Best Position: LAM, CAM, RAM, CF
Overall/Potential: 85 OVR / 93 POT
Value: £109 million
Wage: £95,000 per week
Best Attributes: 88 Sprint Speed, 87 Ball Control, 86 Dribbling
Having come through the Bayer Leverkusen ranks, there has been a tremendous amount of hype around Kai Havertz in Germany for many years now.
After scoring 18 goals and nine assists in 45 games for Die Werkself last season, Chelsea, fresh out of a transfer ban, splashed out £72 million to reel-in the top German talent.
As an in-game wonderkid, think of Havertz this way: his potential overall rating of 93 pegs him as becoming equal to Lionel Messi in the current landscape of FIFA 21.
Only 21-years-old, Kai Havertz is the best young CAM in FIFA 21, with his 85 finishing, 86 dribbling, 88 sprint speed, and 87 ball control being very user-friendly attributes already.
Martin Ødegaard (83 OVR – 89 POT)
Team: Real Madrid
Best Position: LM, LAM, CAM, RAM, RM
Overall/Potential: 83 OVR / 89 POT
Value: £52.5 million
Wage: £125,000 per week
Best Attributes: 87 Vision, 86 Dribbling, 85 Ball Control
It’s the potentially world-class young talents which scouts command their clubs to buy before seeing how they develop through their teens; while Kylian Mbappé is a recent example, Martin Ødegaard is the one who was dominating the headlines five years ago.
Making his senior debut for Norway at 15-years-old, having already become the star of the Strømsgodset, he caught the eye of several European clubs, but it was Real Madrid who won over the budding star. Now, following seasons on loan to three different clubs, Ødegaard is making a case for the Los Blancos first-team.
Still just 21-years-old, Ødegaard ranks as the next best young CAM of FIFA 21’s Career Mode, boasting an 83 OVR and a hefty 89 POT.
The Norwegian’s best ratings from the start of the game already lend him as a fan-favourite, with his five-star skill moves, 86 dribbling, 84 crossing, 85 agility, 85 ball control, and 83 free-kick accuracy being very useful.
James Maddison (81 OVR – 85 POT)
Team: Leicester City
Best Position: LAM, CAM, RAM
Overall/Potential: 81 OVR / 85 POT
Value: £33.5 million
Wage: £74,000 per week
Best Attributes: 88 Vision, 86 Agility, 85 Curve
Leicester City have earned a reputation for identifying hidden gems and turning them into superstars. Just as they did with N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez, and Harry Maguire, since signing James Maddison from Norwich City for £22.5 million, the Foxes have moulded him into a Premier League star.
Maddison’s ability on the ball, desire to push the attack, and flair for finding the back of the net at any given moment have earned him a lofty reputation, with him marking his gradual return from injury with a stunning strike and an assist against Manchester City earlier this season.
In FIFA 21, Maddison weighs-in as one of the game’s best young attacking midfielders, carrying an 81 OVR at 23-years-old.
The Englishman’s four-star skill moves, four-star weak foot, high attacking work rate, 88 vision, 82 long passing, 84 ball control, 84 free-kick accuracy, and 86 agility already make him a great CAM to have in Career Mode.
Mason Mount (80 OVR – 87 POT)
Best Position: LAM, CAM, RAM
Overall/Potential: 80 OVR / 87 POT
Value: £38.5 million
Wage: £62,000 per week
Best Attributes: 82 Free-Kick Accuracy, 82 Ball Control, 81 Vision
Mason Mount was one of the primary beneficiaries of Frank Lampard coming to Chelsea and the club being unable to make signings. The young Englishman managed to score eight goals and tee-up another six in 53 games.
After a colossal summer of the club buying world-class players in just about every position where one of the younger players impressed, Mount has managed to keep his starting XI role. However, he’s presently featuring primarily as a winger instead of an attacking midfield.
Mount is a handy player to have on the field – despite his relatively low overall rating of 80 – thanks to his 81 short passing, 82 ball control, 81 vision, 79 dribbling, 78 shot power, and 78 finishing.
Chelsea now boast two of the best young attacking midfielders in the game, with both Mount and Havertz having high potential ratings.
Christopher Nkunku (80 OVR – 86 POT)
Team: RB Leipzig
Best Position: LM, LAM, CAM, RAM, RM
Overall/Potential: 80 OVR / 86 POT
Value: £30.5 million
Wage: £45,500 per week
Best Attributes: 86 Dribbling, 85 Agility, 84 Ball Control
A top young talent coming through the Paris Saint-Germain youth system, Christopher Nkunku made his first-team debut for PSG at 18-years-old for Laurent Blanc. After 78 games and 11 goals, RB Leipzig only needed to foot the bill of £11.7 million to sign the Frenchman last summer.
For the East German side, Nkunku was given plenty of time of the pitch, featuring all across the midfield to tally five goals and 16 assists through 44 games.
The 22-year-old comes into Career Mode as one of the best young CAMs to sign, especially as his £30.5 million value is relatively low when considering his 86 POT and decent attribute ratings.
Hailing from Lagny-sur-Marne, Nkunku boasts four-star skill moves, 86 dribbling, 82 short passing, 81 crossing, 85 agility, 79 shot power, and 84 ball control, to make him a decent signing on FIFA 21.
All the Best Young CAM (Attacking Midfielders) in FIFA 21
Here are all the best young attacking midfielders (CAM) in FIFA 21’s Career Mode.
|Kai Havertz||21||CAM, RM, CF||85||93||Chelsea||88 Sprint Speed, 87 Ball Control, 86 Dribbling|
|Martin Ødegaard||21||CAM, CM, RM||83||89||Real Madrid||87 Vision, 86 Dribbling, 85 Ball Control|
|James Maddison||23||CAM, CM, LW||81||85||Leicester City||88 Vision, 86 Agility, 85 Curve|
|Mason Mount||21||CAM, CM, LW||80||87||Chelsea||82 Free-Kick Accuracy, 82 Ball Control, 81 Vision|
|Christopher Nkunku||22||CAM, ST||80||86||RB Leipzig||86 Dribbling, 85 Agility, 84 Ball Control|
|Nikola Vlašić||22||CAM||80||86||CSKA Moscow||88 Balance, 85 Dribbling, 83 Sprint Speed|
|Laure Santeiro||20||CAM, LM, LW||80||80||Fluminense||89 Balance, 87 Acceleration, 82 Dribbling|
|Dani Olmo||22||CAM, LM, RM||79||87||RB Leipzig||86 Balance, 83 Dribbling, 83 Ball Control|
|Phil Foden||20||CAM, CM||79||88||Manchester City||89 Balance, 87 Agility, 83 Ball Control|
|Matheus Cunha||21||CAM, ST, LM||78||87||Hertha BSC||85 Dribbling, 83 Ball Control, 83 Agility|
|Mohamed Ihattaren||18||CAM, RM, CM||77||88||PSV Eindhoven||86 Ball Control, 84 Dribbling, 84 Vision|
|Amine Harit||23||CAM, CM, LM||77||83||FC Schalke 04||87 Agility, 85 Dribbling, 84 Acceleration|
|Nadiem Amiri||23||CAM, CM||77||82||Bayer Leverkusen||85 Dribbling, 83 Agility, 82 Ball Control|
|Leonardo Fernández||21||CAM||76||85||Tigres UANL||85 Balance, 84 Shot Power, 84 Long Shots|
|Nicolò Zaniolo||20||CAM, RM||76||86||AS Roma||80 Aggression, 79 Shot Power, 78 Dribbling|
|Daichi Kamada||23||CAM, CF, ST||76||80||Eintracht Frankfurt||84 Dribbling, 83 Acceleration, 81 Agility|
|Yusuf Yazıcı||23||CAM, RM||76||81||LOSC Lille||82 Curve, 81 Shot Power, 80 Ball Control|
Bring in one of the best young attacking midfielders to your Career Mode team to ensure that you have an ever-improving creative talent supplying your forwards for years to come.
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