FIFA 22 Career Mode Transfer Budgets

BEST YOUNG DEFENDERS FOR CAREER MODE

In this page, we suggest the best young defenders for FIFA 22 Career Mode you should be able to use in your club. Keep in mind that the best players for us may not be for you. It depends on your club, other players, formation, transfer budget, wages budget, play style, preferences, etc… This list takes into consideration under 23 defenders with great growth. In other words, potential future top players.
CBs
Best FIFA 22 Defenders
Rating: 85 | Potential: 90
01 MATTHIJS DE LIGT
Netherlands | Juventus | 21 Years Old
Value: €75M | Release Clause: – | Wage: €80k
Him again? Yes, for the fourth time in a row, De Ligt is the best young centre back for Career Mode. You will love his stats, especially the defensive and physical ones.
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 82 | Potential: 90
02 DAYOT UPAMECANO
France | FC Bayern | 22 Years Old
Value: €64M | Release Clause: – | Wage: €70k
It is not difficult to understand why FC Bayern paid his release clause. Upamecano is already better at the defence than many of the most popular centre backs. The problem is that now it is much more difficult to sign him.
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 83 | Potential: 89
03 JULES KOUNDÉ
France | Sevilla | 22 Years Old
Value: €53M | Release Clause: €143M | Wage: €33k
Koundé is a must-buy for every Career Mode team. He’s ready to play in any top club. What do you look for in a centre back? Pace, defensive skills and strength? If you answered yes, he’s definitely who you need.
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 81 | Potential: 88
04 EDMOND TAPSOBA
Burkina-Faso | Bayer Leverkusen | 22 Years Old
Value: €48M | Release Clause: – | Wage: €48k
If you love fast and strong centre backs as we do, you will love this one. He will grow up fast and become one of the best centre backs in the world. He won’t stay much longer in Leverkusen is all we can say…
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 80 | Potential: 89
05 ALESSANDRO BASTONI
Italy | Inter | 22 Years Old
Value: €44M | Release Clause: – | Wage: €77k
It won’t be easy to convince Inter to sell him but if you have that luck, don’t waste the chance to have in our team one of the best defenders money can buy. The only thing he could be better is his pace, but is still ana amazing player.
RBs
Best FIFA 22 Defenders
Rating: 87 | Potential: 92
01 TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD
England | Liverpool | 22 Years Old
Value: €114M | Release Clause: €224M | Wage: €150k
Trent Alexander-Arnold is the right back with the highest potential, which should mean something. He’s only 22 but already a great buy for any club. If you love balanced players, you found the player you will want for your club.
Best FIFA 22 Defenders
Rating: 85 | Potential: 88
02 ACHRAF HAKIMI
Morocco | PSG | 22 Years Old
Value: €70M | Release Clause: – | Wage: €98k
He received a great upgrade, making him the best replacement of Trent. We simply love him…
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 80 | Potential: 87
03 PEDRO PORRO
Spain | Sporting CP (loan) | 21 Years Old
Value: €40M | Release Clause: – | Wage: €11k
Porro is currently on loan which means that your chances to sign him are higher than if he was playing in his main club. He will improve a lot so give him a try and you will understand what he is doing in this shortlist.
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 81 | Potential: 86
04 REECE JAMES
England | Chelsea | 21 Years Old
Value: €37M | Release Clause: – | Wage: €76k
If you play with a top club, maybe you will have to put him in the bench. In a single season he will be ready to assume the right side of the first team’s defence.
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 76 | Potential: 85
05 SERGINO DEST
USA | FC Barcelona | 20 Years Old
Value: €15M | Release Clause: €41M | Wage: €66k
Dest doesn’t look to be who you were expecting but he only needs one chance to proof how good he is. All he needs is to find the right club. Will you give him that chance?
LBs
Best FIFA 22 Defenders
Rating: 82 | Potential: 89
04 ALPHONSO DAVIES
Canada | FC Bayern | 20 Years Old
Value: €57M | Release Clause: €125M | Wage: €58k
What a player! Alphonso Davies is the left back every Caree Mode player wants. His stats are almost unbeatable. Good luck trying convince Bayern to sell him.
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 78 | Potential: 88
02 NUNO MENDES
Portugal | PSG (loan)| 19 Years Old
Value: €29M | Release Clause: – | Wage: €34k
Too late! Now that PSG signed him, it won’t be easy to make him join your club. If you have that luck, enjoy. You will have a top-quality left back for the coming 12 seasons.
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 75 | Potential: 85
03 RÚBEN VINAGRE
Portugal | Sporting CP (loan) | 22 Years Old
Value: €12M | Release Clause: – | Wage: €10k
Finally an affordable player. You need to be fast to get this bargain. In one or two seasons you will have to pay much more.
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 79 | Potential: 84
04 OWEN WIJNDAL
Netherlands | AZ | 21 Years Old
Value: €25M | Release Clause: – | Wage: €9k
If you need an affordable left-back, Wijndal may be who are you looking for. He has very balanced stats which is unusual for someone of his age.
Best FIFA 22 Young Defenders
Rating: 75 | Potential: 85
05 ALEJANDRO PLAZA
Spain | UD Almeria | 21 Years Old
Value: €12M | Release Clause: €25M | Wage: €7k
What about a unknown player? Plaza is not as popular as the other ones but he will in a couple of seasons.