We’re getting closer to FIFA 21, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to push FIFA 20 on the shelf, with Career Mode providing a way to keep things fresh.
Depending on the formation you use to try and secure virtual success, you may find yourself needing a killer CAM to unlock the opposition defences when the rest of the attack is struggling.
But who is the right CAM for you in FIFA 20 Career Mode?
We’ve taken a look at some of the best options across an array of transfer fees to make your job just a bit easier in the first window – meaning some star men currently on loan spells miss out, as do those who recently joined their clubs. We only ask for a thank you in your press conferences after the league has been won.
Values and presence of release clauses may vary per save. All prices correct at the time of publishing on 08/08/2020.
FIFA 20 best CAMs to sign on Career Mode – Under £1m
Daniel Maldini (AC Milan)
Kicking off the list is a famous name, albeit in an unfamiliar position, with Paolo Maldini’s son Daniel.
The Italian attacking midfielder has an initial rating of 60 on FIFA 20, with fairly decent stats. His passing is 59 with 56 vision while he has ball control of 62. On their own that may not sound too good, but remember you’re buying him to grow into his potential overall of 80. And he does boast three-star skill moves and four-star weak foot to help you out of tricky situations. The 17-year-old is valued by AC Milan at £375k but can be bought for slightly lower, at around £350k.
Felix Nmecha (Manchester City)
Moving over to England, one attacking midfielder who hasn’t been getting the game time at Manchester City is Felix Nmecha.
The 18-year-old has a decent initial rating of 63 on FIFA 20, consisting of 63 dribbling and 61 passing. His shooting, at 54, could do with some work if you’re looking to use him as a supporting striker but that will only grow as he edges closer to his potential overall of 83. Again, four-star skill moves and three-star weak foot makes Nmecha a talented option. Valued at £675k, you can get Nmecha for a bit lower, roughly £620k.
Matias Palacios (San Lorenzo)
Another young attacking midfielder with big potential is Argentinian teenager Matias Palacios, currently playing for San Lorenzo.
The 17-year-old has a starting overall of 63 and decent passing and dribbling, although his shooting does let him down, particularly long shots. Standing 5’7″, Palacios will be one to sit on the edge of the area and set up his teammates, with 65 vision and 62 ball control that will increase if he reaches his potential overall of 85 – the real selling point. Despite this, San Lorenzo will let him leave for just below his value at £700k.
FIFA 20 best CAMs to sign on Career Mode for £1m-£10m
Angel Gomes (Manchester United)
Moving slightly up the price list, but not too much, Angel Gomes can provide a good option from England – despite having left Manchester United in real life.
The teenager, whose contract is up at the end of the first season, has a solid initial rating of 68 including 71 dribbling and 66 passing, capable of breaking the defensive lines with the ball at his feet and in finding teammates. Four-star skill moves and four-star weak foot only adds to the promise Gomes has, alongside his potential to rise to 85 overall. His contract situation means you can get Gomes for a bit lower than his £1.7m value, with Man Utd accepting around £1.25m.
Joseph Willock (Arsenal)
The 20-year-old is slightly more established than Gomes, with an overall rating of 71 aided by impressive 73 dribbling and 76 pace. You’re more likely to weave through the defence with Willock, but he can still provide a pass with 74 short passing and 68 vision. His finishing isn’t too bad either, at 60, and will grow as he edges closer to his potential of 85. Willock will set you back around £5m, just a little over his value.
Yari Verschaeren (Anderlecht)
Taking a trip to Belgium, as so many have to do their scouting over the years, Yari Verschaeren provides an interesting prospect.
The teenager has a solid initial rating of 73, meaning he can slot straight into some of the lower league clubs without costing you too much quality. 70+ ratings in both passing and dribbling are the selling points but feel free to try your luck from range, with Verschaeren also boasting 72 long shots. The Belgian also has the potential to rise to 87, becoming one of the better CAMs in Career Mode outside of the Youth Academy. So sign him up quickly, for around £9m.
FIFA 20 best CAMs to sign on Career Mode for £10m-£20m
Thiago Almada (Velez Sarsfield)
Over to South America now, where Thiago Almada has a lot of promise and could be worth the bit extra you’ll have to pay.
Another teenager with a good enough initial rating, Almada starts FIFA 20 Career Mode at 74 and again will be able to fit into a lot of teams. Almada is more of a danger when trying to beat his man, with 79 dribbling and 86, but can also be a threat to the opponents’ goal with 73 shooting. His passing, 69, could do with some work, but that’ll only improve if he reaches his potential overall of 88. Almada is valued at £10.5m and Velez Sarsfield will want quite a bit more, but with patient negotiation you can secure his services for around £13.5m.
Mohammed Ihattaren (PSV)
Mohammed Ihattaren has had a good 2019/20 season with PSV but it might be worth taking him away for the club in the virtual campaign.
The Dutch teenager has an initial rating of 76 on Career Mode with 75+ passing and dribbling, coupled with four-star skill moves and four-star weak foot. Perhaps his standout attribute among the lot is his vision of 80, already capable of playing some De Bruyne-esque passes at his base level. But the selling point has to be his potential to grow to 88 overall, becoming a world beater. To get him into your team early, PSV will accept around £14m.
Phil Foden (Manchester City
There may not be a better young attacking midfielder in the Premier League than Phil Foden, and it’s still the case in FIFA 20.
The Stockport Iniesta, as he is affectionately known by fans, has an initial FIFA 20 rating of 77 with 75 passing and 79 dribbling, not to mention four-star skill moves. His short passing of 81 will make Foden key in the attacking areas of the pitch and stamina of 74 will ensure he can keep up with high-intensity tactics for most of the game. Like everyone on the list so far, however, the real reason to go for Foden is his potential to grow to 89 overall – one of the best in the game. Valued at £14m, Man City will accept around £19m in the first window so act quick before that increases as he grows.
FIFA 20 best CAMs to sign on Career Mode for £20m and above
Jonathan David (Gent)
Another impressive young attacking midfielder worth taking a look at in FIFA 20 is Jonathan David, who would take you just over the £20m threshold.
The Canadian has an initial rating of 77 and is largely about the pace and dribbling, with those attributes coming in at 86 and 78 respectively. However, David can also prove to be a solid goalscoring threat with 81 finishing and 75 shot power if you want him to be joining your striker in attack more than providing the assists. Valued at £13.5m, Gent aren’t pushovers and will force you to fork out around £21m if you want David, who can rise to 88 overall.
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur)
The higher quality the CAMs in FIFA, the more their clubs ask for, but Dele Alli is a decent ready-made option with some room for improvement.
Although it feels as though he has been around forever, Alli still is fairly young and comes with an initial overall of 83. His shooting and dribbling are 80+ while passing of 78 means he can both provide the assists and get amongst the goals for your club. Alli’s potential overall is 88, not the biggest growth from his initial rating, but it’s still a good level. Valued at £31m, a Jose Mourinho-led Tottenham Hotspur will want around £50m for the Englishman. Although if you’ve got a little bit more to spend, maybe try and sign the next guy.
Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)
He looks likely to be a Chelsea player when FIFA 21 rolls around, but Kai Havertz could be yours in FIFA 20 Career Mode.
The German midfielder starts FIFA 20 aged 20 but will already make it into a lot of teams, with an initial rating of 84. His pace and dribbling are 83 and 84 respectively but do not sleep on his shooting and passing, both at 79 including 84 finishing and 82 vision. If all of that wasn’t enough on its own, Havertz will become the best CAM in the game – generated players aside – with a potential overall of 93. Valued at £43.5m, Bayer Leverkusen will allow Havertz to leave for around £70m which, considering what you’ll be getting, isn’t too bad.