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FIFA 14 is among us, and that means there is a whole host of new potential superstars for you to try and sign in career mode. From Isco to Lukaku, listed below are who we believe to be the best 20 players aged 21-and-under in this latest iteration of FIFA.
20. Bernard (Shaktar Donesk)
Age: 20; Pos: CAM; Overall Rating: 80 (potential: 86)
Bernard is a highly rated attacking midfielder that joined Ukrainian giants Shaktar Donesk in the summer. The Brazilian international may be unavailable to purchase in the first transfer window of career mode because of this, but he is certainly a player to keep tabs on. With an abundance of pace, dribbling, 5-star skill moves, and the ability to find an end product by either scoring or setting up a goal, the 21-year old youngster is a top performer in attacking positions. His lack of strength and height – standing at a mere 5'3" – makes him a liability in a defending situation, however.
19. Mattia De Sciglio (AC Milan)
Age: 21; Pos: RB/LB; Overall Rating: 77 (potential: 85)
Having risen through the ranks of the illustrious AC Milan development system, Mattia De Sciglio has been garnering rave reviews both in Italy and the rest of Europe. With the capacity to play in both full back positions, he is a great squad player to have in your team. Defensively he is not quite on par alongside the best in the world to start with, but his pace, dribbling and crossing stats make him a great option for those that use their full backs in overlapping roles. With plenty of room to improve, De Sciglio is one to snap up for your squad early.
18. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)
Age: 20; Pos: ST; Overall Rating: 77 (potential: 86)
With the terrorising of the Premier League last season while on loan with West Brom still fresh in the memory, there was little doubt that Romelu Lukaku would be once again highly rated by the statisticians at FIFA. On loan at Everton for this campaign, the intimidating Belgian powerhouse is the complete striker already…and there's plenty of room for improvement. His finishing is very good, while holding up the ball is not a problem either thanks to his strength and size. If you are looking for the next Didier Drogba, then Lukaku is the man for you.
17. Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan)
Age: 19; Pos: CM/CAM; Overall Rating: 77 (potential: 87)
At the age of just 19, Mateo Kovacic has managed to establish himself as a regular fixture in the starting 11 for footballing giants Inter. A creative force in the middle of the park, any FIFA fan would be happy for the Croatian playmaker to be the conductor for their team. His passing and vision are already fantastic, and this is coupled with good overall physical stats such as acceleration, stamina and agility. Putting the ball in the back of the net is his weakness, however, so don't rely on him to chalk up the goals for your team.
16. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Borussia M'gladbach)
Age: 21; Pos: GK; Overall Rating: 80 (potential: 87)
Goalkeepers are often one of the most overlooked aspects of any team building in football video games. Despite this, it is important to get a top quality shot stopper in between the sticks, and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is one that fits the bill. Already with the stats needed to walk into the majority of first team squads, the German has plenty of room for improvement. An all-round performer with leadership qualities, he is one keeper worth the investment.