With FIFA 17 nearly a week old, we imagine that you’ve delved into every game mode by now.
You’ve probably acquired hundreds of thousands of coins in Ultimate Team and already own a team filled with gold cards.
You’ve already managed to turn Alex Hunter into a superstar, too.
But what about Career Mode? The offline mode is very often the one that gamers leave until last but, just like the rest of them, it certainly provides hours of fun.
The opportunity to manage your favourite team and guide it to unparalleled glory provides a sense of joy that cannot be felt in any other game. Even Aston Villa fans can join in, provided they turn the difficulty level to semi-professional.
You literally get to control everything in Career Mode, from transfers and youth development to finances and brand exposure.
Get those things right and you’ll crush it on the pitch.
Seven potential superstars
One thing that will aid your progress is identifying young talent. Spot the game’s next superstars and nurture them, and you’ll save on splashing the cash on veterans who will retire within a few years.
GiveMeSport spares you the effort of searching the transfer market by naming seven wonderkids you need to sign.
1. Kingsley Coman | Bayern Munich | LW
With four star skill moves and 93 pace, Coman is a joy to play with. Although convincing Bayern to sell could be a problem
2. Kasper Dolberg | Ajax | ST
Dolberg might start out with a lowly rating of 68, but use him well and he’ll soon provide a return on your investment. His four star weak foot rating is appealing.
3. Jose Maria Gimenez | Atletico Madrid | CB
Gimenez will be ready to go into your starting line-up. He comes with a 84 defending rating and 83 physical, which is everything you want in a centre-back.
4. Youri Tielemans | Anderlecht | CM
The Belgian has the potential to develop into a world class player in FIFA 17. With a weak foot rating of five stars, he provides quality all over the pitch.
5. Gianluigi Donnarumma | AC Milan | GK
Gianluigi Buffon has already anointed Donnarumma as the chosen one in real life, and he’s ready to become a sensation in the gaming world.
Although you’ll have to hope his €170 million price tag isn’t a reality in FIFA 17.
6. Alex Grimaldo | Benfica | LB
The Spaniard has 85 sprint speed and pretty nice attacking stats, so he could be the rampaging full back you’ve been looking for.
7. Anthony Martial | Manchester United | LM
You’ll do well to convince Jose Mourinho to sell, but it’s certainly worth a shot.
Like fellow Premier League star Dele Alli, Martial can achieve a 90 rating with the right development.