It's almost FIFA season again. EA Sports will release the latest instalment the world's favourite football series on September 29th, with certain pre-order packages giving buyers the chance to play the game three days early. The hype is about to hit overdrive, and while all signs point towards another year of minor evolution rather than complete revolution, FIFA 18 will fly off the shelves regardless.
Although Ultimate Team has usurped it the most popular way to experience FIFA, there's still plenty of fun to be had in Career Mode. Much of this comes from scouting, signing, and developing talented youngsters in the hope of unearthing the next Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
With 12 weeks to go, budding FIFA managers will already be thinking about the footballing dynasties they want to build. Acquiring exciting young talent is no easy task, however, and FIFA's immense player database can often be nightmarish to traverse. Fortunately, we've done some of the hard work for you.
FIFA 18 will be awash with wonderkids, and these guys should top the talent pile. Sign them up, and they'll serve you for years. Provided you have the budget, of course...
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