Wingers are increasingly relied-upon as key scoring assets in the modern game. It’s a proven method now, with the recent Champions League and reigning Premier League champions, Liverpool, relying on their wingers to capitalise on space made by the centre forward drawing defenders away.
Here, the focus is on the very best of the next batch of superstar left wingers in FIFA 21’s Career Mode. All of the wonderkid LW and LM players here have the potential to become integral to your attack.
Choosing FIFA 21 Career Mode’s best wonderkid left wingers (LW & LM)
Zippy, technical, and with an eye for goal; left midfielders and wingers have a range of tricks to unlock defences. Cutting in or skipping around the outside, a host of the game’s young stars have speed to burn and are a nightmare for defenders.
On this page, we’ve profiled the best five players in-depth, with all of those that feature in the article boasting a potential of at least 83 or more.
For a full list of ALL of the best wonderkid left wingers (LW and LM), view the table towards the end of the page.
Vinícius Jr (OVR 80 – POT 93)
Team: Real Madrid
Best Position: LW
Overall/Potential: 80 OVR / 93 POT
Value (Release Clause): £24.8m (£120 million)
Wage: £86k per week
Best Attributes: 95 Acceleration, 95 Sprint Speed, 85 Agility
Vinícius Jr has been touted as a star of the future, and now, the 20-year-old is slowly emerging as a proper first-team player at Real Madrid. Making 38 appearances across all competitions last season, the Brazillian registered five goals and four assists, with Zinedine Zidane calling for an improvement.
Accepting the call, Vinícius made early inroads already in 20/21, with two goals in his first three appearances for Los Blancos; more starting opportunities and exposure will only bolster his credentials.
Speed is king on FIFA 21, and Vinícius is the equal-fourth fastest player by sprint speed (95), alongside Manchester United’s Daniel James. His 95 acceleration and 94 agility round-out the Brazilian’s exceptional movement, with 88 dribbling meaning that he can be a menace with the ball.
To improve his overall game, there needs to be more of an attacking edge, with his 68 finishing and 73 shot power letting him down a fraction. Development on the training ground with a focus on these attributes will rocket his overall rating.
Ansu Fati (OVR 76 – POT 90)
Best Position: LW, RW
Overall/Potential: 76 OVR / 90 POT
Value (Release Clause): £13.5m (£36m)
Wage: £21k per week
Best Attributes: 89 Acceleration, 87 Sprint Speed, 89 Agility
Another right-footer who prefers to play on the left, Ansu Fati’s Barcelona career could well parallel Vinícius Jr’s at Real Madrid, even if he happens to be two years younger.
Fati, thus far, has been slightly more prolific in front of goal, scoring more goals in fewer appearances than his Brazilian counterpart (eight in 33 games), and has three goals in as many games in the 2020/21 season.
The young Spaniard’s ratings are well-rounded and not dependent on his lofty speed ratings, even if they do all sit in the high 80s. Fati’s 89 acceleration, 89 agility, and 87 sprint speed lay a strong foundation, but it’s his 79 dribbling, 77 ball control, and 75 finishing that allow him to contribute in all facets of the game already.
First-team action on its own should bulk up his 64 stamina and 67 vision, but extra work should be put in to boost his 67 shot power and 69 crossing.
Pedri (OVR 72 – POT 88)
Best Position: LM, CAM
Overall/Potential: 72 OVR / 88 POT
Value (Release Clause): £5.4m (£14.7m)
Wage: £9k per week
Best Attributes: 88 Balance, 88 Agility, 86 Acceleration
The second Barcelona player on the list, Pedri, is a new signing at Camp Nou, having impressed during a successful stint in La Liga2 with Las Palmas. Already getting game time regularly for his new club, the €5m wonderkid has been lauded for his vision and intelligence off of the ball.
While Pedri’s 77 vision rating is reflective of the scouting reports, his 88 balance and 88 agility headline his attributes, with 86 acceleration and 80 composure rounding out his ratings of 80 and above. Pedri has a strong range of passing (77 long passing, 75 short passing), and an adequate 71 ball control to keep attacking moves alive.
When considering his ability to play as an attacking midfielder, it’s perhaps wise to develop Pedri’s 60 long shots and 61 shot power to add another dimension to his game. Pedri’s 63 finishing leaves a lot to be desired and should be worked on in the new development centre.
Bukayo Saka (OVR 75 – POT 88)
Best Position: LM, LWB, RW
Overall/Potential: 75 OVR / 88 POT
Wage: £20k per week
Best Attributes: 86 Acceleration, 83 Agility, 82 Sprint Speed
Deployed 16 times as a left back by Mikel Arteta last season, Saka moved higher up for the rest of his 38 appearances across all competitions, contributing with eleven assists, as well as four goals of his own. Saka opened his scoring account early this season, too, scoring in a 2-1 win against Sheffield United.
Saka is listed predominantly as a left midfielder in FIFA 21, with 86 acceleration and 82 sprint speed headlining his dual-threat capabilities. The 79 crossing and 78 dribbling make him a threat as a provider, but his 64 shot power is one attribute to focus on in his development.
If you’re targeting Saka to contribute more in defence, it’ll be worth considering a defensive focus in training. Saka’s 55 defensive awareness and 58 standing tackle are areas of immediate concern, while he also has a rating of just 62 for his sliding tackle.
With a contract valid at Arsenal until 2025, you may not be able to barter for a cheap price with ease. That said, the Englishman’s value of £10.8 million is well below his potential worth.
Agustín Urzi (OVR 73 – POT 88)
Team: Club Atlético Banfield
Best Position: LM, CM, RM
Overall/Potential: 73 OVR / 88 POT
Value (Release Clause): £8.1m (£17m)
Wage: £9k per week
Best Attributes: 85 Acceleration, 89 Agility, 78 Balance
A Banfield boy through-and-through, Urzi signed on with his local club as an eight-year-old, making his first-team debut in November 2018. While the statistics suggest that he doesn’t trouble the opposition goalkeeper as much as he’d like in his early career, his Speed Dribbler trait on FIFA 21 suggests that he doesn’t give defenders a moment’s rest in the game.
European suitors have liked what they’ve seen, too, with several clubs sniffing around, inquiring about his services. Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, and AS Roma are just some of the clubs tracking his progress: a move across the Atlantic seems inevitable.
Like most talent on the flanks, Urzi’s speed underpins his value in Career Mode, with 89 sprint speed and 85 acceleration being the base of his game. Urzi’s 78 dribbling is a handful for opponents, with his 77 crossing befitting a player who likes to go around the outside and put his teammates in positions to score.
The Argentine’s 62 short passing and 53 long passing are two attributes that need attention for him to be more effective, with further room to grow with his 68 shot power and 59 finishing.
Urzi’s release clause sits at £17 million. However, with his contract running out at the end of the first season in Career Mode, you may be able to negotiate a bargain price for the wonderkid LM.
All of the best wonderkid left wingers (LW & LM) on FIFA 21
Here are all of the best LWs and LMs with a potential rating of 83 or more in FIFA 21’s Career Mode.
|Vinícius Jr||LW||19||80||93||Real Madrid||£24.8m||£86k|
|Ansu Fati||LW, RW||17||76||90||Barcelona||£13.5m||£21k|
|Bukayo Saka||LM, LWB, RW||18||75||88||Arsenal||£10.8m||£20k|
|Agustín Urzi||LM, CM, RM||20||73||88||Club Atlético Banfield||£8.1m||£9k|
|Moussa Diaby||LM||20||81||88||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||£22.5m||£49k|
|Giovanni Reyna||LM, CAM||17||68||87||Borussia Dortmund||£1.6m||£2k|
|Christian Pulisic||LW, RW, LM||21||81||87||Chelsea||£22.1m||£75k|
|Ryan Sessegnon||LM, LW, LB||20||75||86||Tottenham Hotspur||£10.4m||£45k|
|Gabriel Martinelli||LW, LM, ST||19||74||85||Arsenal||£8.6m||£34k|
|Rabbi Matondo||LM, ST, RM||19||70||85||Schalke 04||£3.4m||£7k|
|Ezequiel Barco||LW, CF||21||74||85||Atlanta United||£8.6m||£6k|
|Alan Velasco||LM, RM, ST||17||64||84||Independiente||£810k||£495|
|Ignacio Aliseda||LW, RW, ST||20||70||84||Chicago Fire||£3.5m||£4k|
|Arvin Appiah||LM, RM||19||64||84||UD Almería||£878k||£1k|
|Robin Hack||LM, CAM||21||74||84||Nürnberg||£8.1m||£8k|
|Justin Kluivert||LM, RM, LW||21||74||84||Roma||£8.1m||£450|
|Luis Sinisterra||LW, RW||21||75||84||Feyenoord||£9.5m||£10k|
|Cedric Teguía||LM, LB||18||66||83||Real Oviedo||£1.2m||£1|
|Rodney Redes||LW, LM||20||69||83||Club Guaraní||£2.1m||£450|
|Bryan Gil||LW, LM||19||65||83||Sevilla||£1.1m||£4k|
|Billy Arce||LM||21||71||83||LDU Quito||£3.8m||£450|
|Fernando||LM, ST||21||71||83||Shakhtar Donetsk||£3.8m||£450|
|Antonio Marin||LW, RW, CAM||19||67||83||Dinamo Zagreb||£1.4m||£450|
|Oliver Batista Meier||LW, CAM||19||66||83||SC Heerenveen||£1.3m||£2k|
|Anthony Gordon||LW, LM, CF||19||65||83||Everton||£1.1m||£9k|
|Giorgi Chakvetadze||LM, CAM, CM||20||72||83||KAA Gent||£5m||£11k|
|Pedro Neto||LW, CF, RW||20||72||83||Wolves||£5m||£35k|
|Ruben Vargas||LM, RM||21||74||83||FC Augsburg||£7.7m||£16k|
|Michael Johnston||LM, ST, RM||21||70||83||Celtic||£3.1m||£18k|
|Jacob Larsen||LM||21||74||83||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||£7.7m||£19k|
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