Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s FIFA rating has increased by 24 in two years

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka has enjoyed a meteoric rise like few other footballers before him.

That goes for real-life and his virtual counterpart on FIFA.

The former Crystal Palace man made his first-team debut just over 18 months ago after spending seven years in the youth ranks Selhurst Park.

Wan-Bissaka was primarily a winger up until that point, but injuries and tactical preferences forced him to wait for his chance in a more defensive role.

It came in February 2018 when Palace manager Roy Hodgson had no other option than to ask the then-unknown 20-year-old to fill the void on the right side of his defence.

At the time, Wan-Bissaka was a 55-rated right-midfielder on FIFA 18.

Opportunities were limited for the remainder of a turbulent 2017-18 season which he finished with seven Premier League appearances to his name.

Wan-Bissaka was rewarded with a rating of 70 in FIFA 19, making him the most improved player in the English top-flight from the game’s previous edition.

However, the following campaign was when he really made his mark.

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Playing all but three of the Eagles’ league matches, Wan-Bissaka was named the club Player of the Month for August, September, October and March before claiming the Player of the Year award.

Wan-Bissaka also picked up three assists throughout one of the most convincing breakthrough campaigns in memory.

His performances were enough for Manchester United to come calling with a £50 million offer that would see him become the sixth-most expensive defender in history and the most expensive English player without an international cap at the time of the transfer.

Naturally, this kind of transformation is usually duly rewarded by EA SPORTS.

But how has Wan-Bissaka been rewarded? Well, according to a leak in the latest FIFA 20 trailer, he’s set to be a 79-rated right-back on the new game.

His individual attributes of 87 pace, 80 defending and 78 dribbling are shown, too.

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They won’t make Wan-Bissaka the best in position by a long way, but those ratings are still mighty impressive considering where he started two years ago.

In fact, some United fans may even accuse those in charge of rating players in FIFA 20 of understating his remarkable development.

Either way, another season like the one just gone and Wan-Bissaka will continue surging towards the top.

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