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10 under-the-radar FIFA 17 Career Mode gems

We profile a list of atypical FIFA 17 prodigies.

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It’s only been two months since FIFA 17’s release, but gamers have already grown bored with the typical Career Mode prodigies. With thousands of players in the database, it’s become difficult to find the next rising star. Nevertheless, FUT Nation is here to help.

Here are our ten under-the-radar Career Mode gems:

Leonardo Bacuna

West Ham United v Aston Villa - Premier League Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Overview: In need of a pacy and versatile player who is worth every penny? Then sign up Aston Villa’s Leonardo Bacuna. The 24-year-old defender/midfielder is a perfect signing for those starting career modes in higher divisions. Although he may not be as attractive as Kyle Walker or Nathaniel Clyne, Bacuna brings just as much to the table at a much cheaper price. The Curacao international can take over the game with his aggressive forward movement and blistering pace. Having spent three years with Villa, Bacuna is available for purchase in the first season.

Current / Potential Rating: 73 / 76

Club: Aston Villa (EFL Championship)

Value: $3.3 million

Wage: $5k

Preferred Foot: Right

Weak Foot: 3 stars

Skill Moves: 3 stars

Work Rate: High / Medium

Age: 24 (August 21, 1991)

Positions: RB / RM / CM

Country: Curacao

Lynden Gooch

AFC Bournemouth v Sunderland - Premier League Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images

Overview: American biases aside, the young United States product plays with a smooth and coherent style that is easy to control. Possessing both pace and I.Q., Gooch seems to always be in the right place at the right time. Looking for a perfect CAM to link up with a false 9 striker? Gooch could be your man. The Sunderland product is available in the first year, making him a cheap option for those starting careers in lower leagues and countries.

Current / Potential Rating: 66 / 79

Club: Sunderland AFC (Premier League)

Value: $1.3 million

Wage: $3k

Preferred Foot: Right

Weak Foot: 4 stars

Skill Moves: 3 stars

Work Rate: Medium / Medium

Age: 20 (December 24, 1995)

Positions: CAM / CM

Country: United States

Emiliano Marcondes

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Overview: Seeming to always sign with Manchester City in-game, Danish midfielder Emiliano Marcondes is more than an attacking option, he’s a versatile threat. Possessing clean ball control and a cannon of a shot, the multifaceted midfielder/striker can transform a match at any moment. Available at a cheap price, Marcondes can play anywhere on the front line. The 21-year-old is free to move in the first season, making him a great option for those taking a youthful approach to their career mode.

Current / Potential Rating: 69 / 79

Club: FC Nordsjaelland (Danish Superliga)

Value: $1.8 million

Wage: $2k

Preferred Foot: Right

Weak Foot: 4 stars

Skill Moves: 3 stars

Work Rate: Medium / Medium

Age: 21 (March 9, 1995)

Positions: CAM / ST / LW / RW

Country: Denmark

Daley Sinkgraven

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Overview: The most expensive player on this list, Ajax midfielder Daley Sinkgraven is the definition of “one for the future.” The young Dutch midfielder is a perfect attacker for gamers looking for a first-team prodigy at a bigger club. Comparable to Christian Eriksen, the 20-year-old’s passing ability is second to none. One can expect quick releases and world-class shots from this Ajax product.

Current / Potential Rating: 74 / 81

Club: Ajax (Eredivisie)

Value: $5.1 million

Wage: $10.6k

Preferred Foot: Left

Weak Foot: 3 stars

Skill Moves: 3 stars

Work Rate: High / Medium

Age: 20 (July 4, 1995)

Positions: CAM / LW / LB

Country: Netherlands

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

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Overview: Making headlines as of late, Manchester United product Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been framed by some as the next Paul Pogba. Although he may not play like the French star in-game, the 18-year-old feels like a defensive monster with an uncanny aerial attack. An academy player from Manchester United, the Dutch youngster is available in the first season.

Current Rating / Potential Rating: 72 / 87

Club: Manchester United (Premier League)

Value: $3.9 million

Wage: $6.4k

Preferred Foot: Right

Weak Foot: 4 stars

Skill Moves: 2 stars

Work Rate: Medium / Medium

Age: 18 (January 2, 1998)

Positions: CDM / RB / CB

Country: Netherlands

Victor Andrade

VfB Stuttgart v TSV 1860 Muenchen - Second Bundesliga Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Bongarts/Getty Images

Overview: Former Santos and Benfica product Victor Andrade is a perfect attacker for those looking for a pacy and skillful winger. Having the ability to play as both a striker and right winger, Andrade can change the tempo of the match. Andrade is available for a respectable $5 million, making him the perfect purchase for those looking to spark up their career modes.

Current / Potential Rating: 73 / 83

Club: 1860 Munich (2. Bundesliga)

Value: $5 million

Wage: $2k

Preferred Foot: Right

Weak Foot: 4 stars

Skill Moves: 3 stars

Work Rate: High / Medium

Age: 24 (September 30, 1995)

Positions: RW / ST

Country: Brazil

Oliver Burke

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Overview: Gaining traction for his recent move to RB Salzburg, Oliver Burke is a Scottish star on the rise. Having a potential rating of +16, Burke has the opportunity to grow to a world class level in-game. A well-rounded right midfielder, Burke is comparable to Robert Snodgrass or Mario Gotze. Available at a cheap price, any club should take a chance on the 18-year-old.

Current / Potential Rating: 68 / 84

Club: RB Leipzig (Bundesliga)

Value: $1.8 million

Wage: $3k

Preferred Foot: Right

Weak Foot: 3 stars

Skill Moves: 3 stars

Work Rate: High / Medium

Age: 19 (April 7, 1997)

Positions: RM

Country: Scotland

Josip Radosevic

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Overview: This may be the only time you hear his name, but former Napoli reserve player Josip Radosevic is a rock in the midfield. Having the ability to win any tackle, the 22-year-old defensive midfielder is available for the small price of $1 million. What Radosevic lacks in skill, he makes up for in defense. He may be a risk, but his low price can result in either a small loss or a huge gain.

Current / Potential Rating: 68 / 74

Club: FC Red Bull Salzburg (Austrian Football Bundesliga)

Value: $1 million

Wage: $3k

Preferred Foot: Right

Weak Foot: 3 stars

Skill Moves: 2 stars

Work Rate: Medium / Medium

Age: 22 (April 3, 1994)

Positions: CDM / CM

Country: Croatia

John Bostock

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Overview: Once a budding prospect with Tottenham, John Bostock has bounced around the world in search for a club. Exploding in Belgium last season, the 24-year-old midfielder earned a move to French side Racing Clu De Lens. Having the ability to play as a consistent leader on the pitch, Bostock is the perfect captain for a lower ranked side.

Current / Potential Rating: 71 / 76

Club: Racing Club De Lens (Ligue 2)

Value: $2.3 million

Wage: $4k

Preferred Foot: Left

Weak Foot: 3 stars

Skill Moves: 3 stars

Work Rate: Medium / Medium

Age: 24 (January 15, 1992)

Positions: CM / CDM

Country: Trinidad & Tobago

Oalex Anderson

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Overview: There is only one word that can be used to describe Oalex Anderson: Pace. The Seattle Sounders player is the definition of under-the-radar. Spending most of his career in the United Soccer League, America’s third division, Anderson is the only player in FIFA from St. Vincent Grenadines. The cheapest option on the list, Anderson is the perfect buy for those starting careers in the lower divisions.

Current / Potential Rating: 64 / 72

Club: Seattle Sounders (Major League Soccer)

Value: $690k

Wage: $3k

Preferred Foot: Right

Weak Foot: 3 stars

Skill Moves: 3 stars

Work Rate: High / Low

Age: 20 (November 11, 1995)

Positions: ST

Country: St. Vincent Grenadine