FIFA 22 is out this Friday and many players will be excited to see the new additions made to career mode. The key for a good career mode is signing talented young players. Getting youngsters and watching them grow as your team grows is the art of career mode and why so many people play it every year. So, who are the best Irish players to sign in FIFA 22 career mode? Here's the Top 5.
FIFA 22 Career Mode: Irish options
#1 Gavin Bazunu
Club: Portsmouth (on loan from Man City)
The Firhouse native has been a bright spark during a fairly bleak period for Irish football. While Stephen Kenny's boys are having difficulties and suffering tough defeats Bazunu has shone. The youngster has put it stellar performance after stellar performance for both club and country. He realistically should be a higher rating than 64 but he does have the potential to be a top level Premier League keeper, if not one of Europe's best. Priced at a fair €1.3 million too Bazunu would be a great keeper to invest in early in your career. Although contracted to Manchester City in real life, the keeper will be available to buy directly off Portsmouth in the first summer transfer window and at that price you have yourself a bargain in FIFA 22 career mode
#2 Nathan Collins
The centre back made a big move this summer, going to Burnley for £12 million after impressing for Stoke in recent years. The youngster is still yet to be capped by the Ireland first team but it shouldn't be long until Collins is a regular in the team. You most likely won't be able to pick him up straight away but as you progress through your career so will he. The Leixlip native is a natural born leader and could easily be your captain lifting up the Champions League trophy.
#3 Andrew Omobamidele
A household name now after his brilliant performance against Serbia, Omobamidele can be a fantastic defender in a few years time. The youngster is good on the ball and has the confidence of a seasoned veteran, not a 19-year-old academy graduate. His outings for Ireland and Norwich this year have been promising and therefore his potential is high. He can be a rock at the back for your team as your club climbs the ranks to the top of club football.
#4 Anselmo Garcia MacNulty
Club: Vfl Wolfsburg
Not the most common of Irish names but Garcia MacNulty is one for the future. The former Real Betis prospect joined Wolfsburg in 2019 and has captained the club's youth team, earning himself a first team contract this summer. Having garnered interest from other German clubs you can see the hype building around the Ireland under 21 international. He's a bargain in career mode as well at €1.1 million. If you start off with a League 2 road to glory there's not many better Irish players in FIFA 22 career mode to pick up than Garcia MacNulty.
#5 Troy Parrott
Club: MK Dons (on loan from Tottenham Hotspurs)
Finally an attacking player to sign in your career. With the lack of goals in the Irish team in recent times you can see why EA Sports haven't rated Irish strikers so highly. But along with Adam Idah, Parrott has decent potential to grow into the next great Irish striker. After a tough time last season on loan at Milwall and Ipswich, Parrott has started off much better for MK Dons, scoring 3 and assisting 2 goals after just 8 games. Parrott had a lot of hype around him during his youth career and has the chance to rebuild that reputation in real life and could do the same in your FIFA 22 career mode.