Here is our best young GK FIFA 22 guide. Rating the top 5 best wonderkid goalkeepers to sign in FIFA 22 career mode.
Best Young GK FIFA 22
The goalkeeper position is a really unique one, and it’s very clear that their importance to the team is of a crucial role. Saving impossible shots, and penalties, and stopping fast strikers like Mbappe, Neymar, Ronaldo, and Messi is just one of the duties that the goalkeepers have.
However, sometimes the role isn’t all up to them, because the defensive players can fail in keeping the strikers from moving past the last line, and make the goalkeeper face 2-3 strikers alone. Therefore, it’s crucial to have a good goalkeeper, possibly young and full of potential because you can develop him into a true protector of the goal, like Alisson Becker, Kepa, and Mendy.
We’ve written a guide on the best and youngest goalkeepers that you can sign for your team. So, here it is!
1.) Diogo Costa (77 OVR / 86 POT)
- Team: FC Porto
- Age: 21
- Wage: £10.500
- Value: £18.5 million
- Biggest Strengths: 76 Reactions, 63 Strength, 53 Jumping
Costa is one of the goalkeepers that you’d like to have in your team when you play against teams that have offensive mindsets. Being able to stop almost any situation from being converted into a goal, Costa is a very valuable asset to Porto and the team is looking to utilize him more in near future. He has a great reaction time, core strengths, and ability to jump and intercede the passings made in his box.
Therefore, make no mistake that Costa should be the #1 pick for your team if you need a young and potent goalkeeper. With only a 76 OVR rating, the chances of his development are really high, and he can only grow from here on!
2.) Gavin Bazunu (68 OVR / 85 POT)
- Team: Portsmouth
- Age: 19
- Wage: £1.600
- Value: £850k
- Biggest Strengths: 65 Jumping, 52 Shot Power, 60 Reactions
Playing in the second strongest league in England, Bazunu has shown immense progress and potential to be the starting goalkeeper someday for a much bigger name. However, in order for this to be completed, he has to be “extracted” from Portsmouth, a team that has recently discovered his potential and excellent reaction skills. To be honest, he was playing on a loan here from Manchester City, a team that has already filled this position. However, that doesn’t mean that he cannot find a chance to shine on some other Premier League teams, as he has recently been linked to Southampton.
Therefore, Bazunu can be a really good chance for you to secure the GK position for a real bargain of a deal, and you need to consider him seriously if you need a young and potent player that can be developed into a high-caliber kind of goalkeeper!
3.) Maarten Vandevoordt (70 OVR / 84 POT)
- Team: Genk
- Age: 19
- Wage: £2.500
- Value: £3 million
- Biggest Strengths: 68 Reactions, 60 Jumping, 60 Strengths
The young goalkeeper has shown very strong abilities for such a young age, and many scouts have already recognized his potential, trying to sign him as soon as they can for a very low amount of money. Some have gone to the extent of calling him the next Manuel Neuer, and we all know that those shoes are pretty “big” to fill in. But the potential is there, and Vandevoordt is surely not scared to make a strong showcase of his abilities in a much bigger market name.
4.) Illan Meslier (77 OVR / 84 POT)
- Team: Leeds United
- Age: 21
- Wage: £30.500
- Value: £16.5 million
- Biggest Strengths: 72 Reactions, 62 Vision, 55 Shot Power
The Premier League has offered a great chance to Meslier to develop himself into the kind of player that he is today. With high skill points in Reactions, Vision, Shot Power, Strength, and Composure, along with high Potential, many teams would love to have Meslier as their starting goalkeeper. There is no doubt that he’ll be more successful in the near future, so make sure that you’ll have him on your team, even as a starting GK.
5.) Jay Gorter (69 OVR / 83 POT)
- Team: Ajax
- Age: 21
- Wage: £3.200
- Value: £2.7 million
- Biggest Strengths: 63 Reactions, 62 Vision, 62 Jumping
We’ve discussed Ajax’s ability to produce young talents, and Gorter is another prime example of this. Valued at £2.7 million, Gorter can be a really cheap and valuable addition to your team, especially if you try and develop him by putting him in games more often and creating opportunities for his continuous growth. Furthermore, the high skill points that Gorter possesses only goes to show that the potential has been valued properly, so you won’t make a mistake if you sign this young, unbruised gem!
We hope that this guide has helped you in choosing from the best young goalkeepers to sign in Career Mode. Moreover, we hope that you’ll make the right decision for your team, as signing a young player can often be tricky if you cannot give them proper training or playing time, failing to develop them to your full expectations. So, think twice before you choose the right player for the GK position in your rotation!
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