After the latest transfer window for the season closed (the next one opens in January), one of the top European teams to get some stick from the fans and critics alike was Arsenal. This was mainly due to the fact that the Gunners were the only team in Europe's top 5 leagues to not invest in an outfield player.
However, what everyone forgot was the brilliant acquisition of ex-Chelsea stopper Petr Cech, whose transfer was nothing less than a brilliant bargain (£10M). Maybe that won't be enough to satisfy the fans this time around, but everyone understands the value of a top goalkeeper in the team.
Now, heading into the upcoming FIFA 16 from EA, the fans are expected to build up their teams in the strongest way possible and that will surely involve a Grade-A goalkeeper manning the sticks. And, as far as a good goalkeeper is concerned, we need to take his talents as well as his age into consideration.
Who are the best young goalkeepers to sign in FIFA 16? Let's take a closer look at the top 6 highly recommended ones that every fans should look to have in their teams.
FIFA 16 – Top 6 Young Goalkeepers You Could Sign
Alessio Cragno -- Cagliari -- The 21-year-old natural shot-stopper who is even effective when the goal area is crowded. He helped former team Brescia to a mid-table finish in Serie B in 2014, kept eight clean sheets in his Seria A debut with Cagliari and had a potential of 82 in FIFA 15.
Simon Scuffet -- Udinese -- The 19-year-old is often compared to Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon, hotly tipped as the next big Italian goalkeeper after Gigi Buffon hangs his boots. He shows excellent composure even in tense situations and likes controlling his area and boasts sports fine distribution skills.
Timo Horn -- FC Koln -- At 22, Timo Horn has already developed a reputation across Europe as a talented goalie. Timo was Koln's first choice goalkeeper in the 2012/13 season, helping the team to Bundesliga promotion. He had a potential of 84 in FIFA 15.
Emi Martinez -- Arsenal -- A product of the Arsenal youth academy, Emi is still just 22. He has always been considered as a worthy opponent to fight it out for the top spot with Ospina and Szczesny. Sure, South American keepers struggle for reach, but Emi's composure will take him places. He is expected to get increased potential rating for FIFA 16.
Marc-Ander ter Stegen -- Barcelona -- ter Stegen is just 23, but shared the No. 1 spot with Claudio Bravo in the 2014/15 season. He enjoyed a mixed season with Barca, making a number of impressive saves and he was the club's main goalie during their Champions League days. ter Stegen is one to look out for in the future.
Fabrice Ondoa -- Barcelona B -- Ondoa is just 19, but is already treated as one of the most potent keepers in the lower leagues. Apart from sporting good handling sense, he is an ideal choice for a safe pair of hands with limited budget. He had an overall potential of 80 in FIFA 15.
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