FIFA 14 Transfer Tips: Five Young Guns Recommended Highly by EA - PART I [VIDEO]

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Nov 16, 2013 11:04 AM EST
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Every week, we present to you a certain set of players, mostly young, that are likely to make it big if given the proper chance and exposure via your first FIFA 14 team. This week, we're back with more. While we may all debate over who we think is a better target that needs to introduced in you lineup, nothing beats a set of guys recommended via EA itself.

EA knows that with the new changes made to the transfer module in FIFA 14, while either searching or scouting for players, it can get a bit difficult to determine which players will be good enough to be sported in your team. So to make life a tad bit easy for us, EA has highlighted the names of players in the game which the developing team thinks are worth it.

Note that this post will be divided into two parts, the next of which will be coming next week. Check below for the list of first five young players listed according to their name, club, and position.

Mateo Kovacic, Inter, CM: Already considered a versatile player at just the age of 19, this young Croatian can be played in a wide array of positions on the field since he adopts to his positions so quickly.

Kovacic, who won two consecutive league titles at the age of 16 with Croatian heavyweights Dinamo Zagreb before moving to Italy, has a starting overall of 77 that can easily reach as high as 87 owing to his mastery over the ball.

Inter is likely to ask for a sum somewhere around £14 million if you do end up bidding for the guy. However, be a bit tough when you are conducting business and you might just get the player for cheap. Check him out below.

Leandro Paredes, Boca Juniors, CAM: It’s a bit difficult to keep a tab on what’s happening with South American football since most of our interests remain with the leagues happening in countries such as UK, Spain, Italy and somewhat France (after big acquisitions made by PSG and Monaco). However, if you follow the game on a global scale, you will know Boca Juniors is one of the biggest clubs in Argentina that’s known for producing legendary footballers such as Diego Maradona, Carlos Tevez, and Juan Roman Riquelme. From that same youth squad comes the 19 year old Leandro Paredes with a lot of potential.

With a starting overall of 75 that can eventually reach 86, Paredes is mostly important if you consider stuff like ball control, acceleration, and dribbling as an important part of your game. Sadly enough, Boca knows the player closely, and about his capabilities, and it's highly unlikely that Paredes will be an easy sell. The price should vary somewhere between £5 million and £8 million, in case you want him. Check out his skill sets below.

Nicolas Lopez, Udinese, ST: Nicknamed "El Conejo," Lopez will be a hard target to achieve since Udinese just bought the 20 year old from Roma recently. If you're thinking there’s nothing money can’t buy, and you're willing to offer a hefty sum for his transfer, know that you are in for some serious heartache.

However, what you CAN do is add him to your shortlist and keep enquiring about him on a regular basis to rate his performance while he’s with Udinese. Eventually, there will be a time (as always) when the player will fall out of love with the club and go looking for new pastures. That will be the time to get your bid in. But the best part about it? By then, the player will already reach half of his expected eventual potential. Check him out below.

Jürgen Locadia, PSV Eindhoven, ST: Jürgen Locadia, a product of the Dutch side PSV’s youth system, has already made an appearance in a previous list where we talked about lethal young strikers you should check on.

Locadia uses his massive 6’3” frame to his advantage, posing a threat to any opposing defense, where he can climb above all else while the ball’s stuck in the air.

Featuring an overall rating of 73 with a potential of 85, Locadia has the advantage with acceleration, sprint speed, strength, and finishing. He should also be a easy buy if you're interested since the game tags him as a sub and his current overall monetary value should be quite low for the time being. Check him out below.

Frederico ‘Fred’ Rodrigues Santos, Shakhtar Donetsk, CAM: First of all, do not confuse him with the 30 year old Fred from the Brazilian club Fluminense.

The Fred we're talking about is just 20 and plays in the Ukrainian Premier League with heavyweights Shakhtar Donetsk. With a starting overall of 74 that can reach 85, the scenario here is similar to Nicolas Lopez, in that the player is new and will not be moving over so easily. But isn't that what your shortlist is for? Check him out below.

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