Fifa 17 ratings: The top 25 wonderkids you must sign in career mode

Tom Doyle
Evening Standard
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Steal a march on your mates this Easter by loading up your Fifa 17 career mode team with wonderkids.

EA Sports released the long-awaited game last September - and have already started releasing clues about this year's Fifa 18 - and so many gamers are ploughing their way through career mode with their team of choice.

Although there is the temptation to go for the tried-and-tested approach of bringing in experienced players or star names to bolster the ranks, there is the potential to target some of the game's best up-and-coming young players in order to build a fearsome team for the future.

EA have put out a list of the top under-21 players with the best potential to become world-beaters, and Tottenham's Dele Alli proudly sits top of the list with a potential rating of 90 out of a possible 99.

Chelsea's Kurt Zouma (89) also sits high on the list, while Blues team-mate Charly Musona - on loan at Real Betis - is also highly regarded with 88.

While the likes of Alli and Zouma will set you back a hefty amount of your transfer budget, there's plenty of talent on the continent at more affordable prices - with Atletico Madrid's Jose Maria Gimenez a strong tip if you're looking for a new centre-back.

Keep scrolling for a run-down of the career mode hidden gems...

Fifa 17 wonderkids (default career mode)

25) Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen)
Age: 21
Position: CB
Overall: 79
Potential: 88

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(AFP/Getty Images)

24) Raheem Sterling (Man City)
Age: 22
Position: LM
Overall: 82
Potential: 88

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(AFP/Getty Images)

23) Luke Shaw (Man United)
Age: 21
Position: LB
Overall: 80
Potential: 88

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(Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

22) Leroy Sane (Man City)
Age: 21
Position: RM
Overall: 79
Potential: 88

(Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
(Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

21) Antonio Sanabria (Real Betis)
Age: 21
Position: ST
Overall: 78
Potential: 88

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(AFP/Getty Images)

20) Marcus Rashford (Man United)
Age: 19
Position: ST
Overall: 76
Potential: 88

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(Getty Images)

19) Saul Niguez (Atletico)
Age: 22
Position: CM
Overall: 80
Potential: 88

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(Getty Images)

18) Charly Musonda (Real Betis/on loan from Chelsea)
Age: 20
Position: LW
Overall: 77
Potential: 88

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(Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

17) Mauricio Lemos (UD Las Palmas)
Age: 21
Position: CB
Overall: 80
Potential: 88

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(AFP/Getty Images)

16) Kelechi Iheanacho (Man City)
Age: 20
Position: ST
Overall: 74
Potential: 88

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(Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

15) Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Age: 22
Position: ST
Overall: 79
Potential: 88

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(Getty Images)

14) Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico)
Age: 22
Position: CB
Overall: 83
Potential: 88

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(CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

13) Breel Embolo (Schalke)
Age: 20
Position: RM
Overall: 76
Potential: 88

((FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images))
((FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images))

12) Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)
Age: 18
Position: GK
Overall: 76
Potential: 88

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(Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

11) Mahmoud Dahoud (Gladbach)
Age: 21
Position: CM
Overall: 79
Potential: 88

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(Bongarts/Getty Images)

10) Kingsley Coman (Bayern)
Age: 20
Position: LW
Overall: 81
Potential: 88

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(Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

9) Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen)
Age: 20
Position: LM
Overall: 79
Potential: 88

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(AFP/Getty Images)

8) Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)
Age: 22
Position: CB
Overall: 80
Potential: 89

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(Getty Images)

7) Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht)
Age: 19
Position: CM
Overall: 77
Potential: 89

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(Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

6) Alen Halilovic (Hamburg)
Age: 20
Position: CAM
Overall: 79
Potential: 89

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(Bongarts/Getty Images)

5) Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)
Age: 21
Position: CAM
Overall: 81
Potential: 89

(Rebecca Cook/Reuters)
(Rebecca Cook/Reuters)

4) Anthony Martial (Man United)
Age: 21
Position: LM
Overall: 82
Potential: 90

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(EA Sports)

3) Renato Sanches (Bayern)
Age: 19
Position: CM
Overall: 78
Potential: 90

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(Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

2) Ousmane Dembele (Dortmund)
Age: 19
Position: RM
Overall: 77
Potential: 90

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(AFP/Getty Images)

1) Dele Alli (Spurs)
Age: 21
Position: CAM
Overall: 80
Potential: 90

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(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

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