The goalkeeping position, more than any other, gives you the chance to pick up some real gems on the cheap, and turn them into world beaters! This is perhaps because a goalkeeper isn’t considered to be in their prime until he is 30. The list below reveals some of the best we have come across.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
We kick the list off with a man, who in reality has just left boyhood club Borussia Mönchengladbach for Catalan giants Barcelona. That could, and should, tell you all you need to know about this lad but we will go further. Not even 22 yet when the game kicks off but already with an overall rating of 80 this boy is class from the word go, and as we said, early 20′s is nothing for a goalkeeper. That gives you a good 12 years of growth before he peaks and that will easily see him climb into the 90′s.
Italians excel at producing quality goalkeepers, and Nicola is no exception. On loan at Serie B club Sezia from Juventus, it may prove hard to prize him away, but if you can, get him in your team straight away. He may only have a modest 72 rating but he performs well above the rating suggests and will soon be hitting the 80′s and beyond!
Next on our list is Stokes young English stopper, and pretender to Joe Harts throne. Butland only starts at 71 but can climb into the mid 80′s, however the biggest thing that stops him is game time. Not many teams take a punt on him or get him exposed to regular football. He is perfect to pick up on loan with a future fee clause if you’re a big championship club or a low to mid premiership team. If you do have the funds, get him in permanently straight away and welcome in the next in a long line of great English goalkeepers.
A real bargain basement signing from the MLS, Gonzalez has the highest potential growth of any goalkeeper on the game. He can grow by at least 25 marks if given the game time, taking him into the 80′s with ease! Perfect if you are bringing a lower league club through the ranks, the fact Gonzalez starts with a low rating of 56 means he will develop fast, giving you a real asset in just a season or two.
This young Greek starts his Fifa life at Panathinaikos, but we advise he soon makes a big life choice and hot foots it into your team. Starting off with a rating of 72 game time is key to Kapino’s development. Sign him up for less than four million in your first season and you won’t look back. The thing about him is he will never develop into the 90′s or high 80′s but he performs regardless, more than happy to defy his 84 rating with save after save. Another thing that doesn’t increase too much is his value. Given the amazing performances you will see him out in you will wonder why he only hovers around the 10 million mark, but trust us, you won’t want to sell him. Definitely a personal favourite of ours.
We finish our list with our highest recommendation between the sticks. This young Colombian is available for next to nothing thanks to his contract with Atletico Nacional ending very soon when you start the game. Coming ready loaded with a 74 rating and having good ratings for diving and reflexes he can progress to be rated in the mid to high 80′s. You are guaranteed to make a profit on whatever you pay for him if needs be, but we advise sticking with him for the long haul. Ensuring you buy a quality young goalkeeper early will allow you to free up funds for more glamorous areas of your team, and Bonilla is the perfect man for that.