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Pick up the best bargain strikers for FIFA 19's Career Mode

Get your hands on one of these bargain goal-getters in FIFA 19 and watch opposition goalkeepers quiver in fear.
Written by Tom Wiggins
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We've compiled a list of 10 bargain strikers who can improve your FIFA 19 Career Mode team. As usual, we've left out anyone aged 30 or over and avoided any player on prohibitively high wages, but with prices starting at just under €20m and going down to less than €10m, there's someone here for almost any budget.
Prices quoted are those we've actually managed to settle on in the game, although each career is different, so don’t be too dismayed if you can't strike exactly the same deal. Throwing in sell-on clauses can usually help to knock prices down if you can't quite afford a player's full asking price.
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FIFA 19's best bargain strikers

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Munas Dabbur (Red Bull Salzburg)

In reality, Munas Dabbur has agreed to leave RB Salzburg and sign for Sevilla at the end of the season, but in FIFA 19 you can gazump the La Liga side for the 26-year-old striker. A proven goalscorer in Switzerland and Austria, the Israeli's stats suggest he'll be able to do it on the big stage, with 82 for finishing, 84 for positioning and 89 for jumping making him a serious threat in the penalty box.
Rated 79 overall right now, Dabbur's still got the potential to improve by a couple of points, so you'll need to show Salzburg around €18.5m before they'll think about letting him go.

Zé Luís (Spartak Moscow)

Zé Luís has often been linked with a move away from Russia, but he remains a Spartak Moscow player for now. That means you might need to act on this one sooner rather than later, but with 83 for strength, 81 for sprint speed and ball control, 80 for acceleration, dribbling and reactions, plus 78 for positioning, the 27-year-old will make sure you don’t regret it.
While Luís's 74 for finishing isn't the greatest, 92 for jumping and 83 for heading accuracy make him a real threat in the air. Wave around €18m in the direction of Spartak's management and they'll be more than happy to let you discuss terms with their Cape Verdean striker.

Wesley (Club Brugge)

Club Brugge's wonderfully named Wesley also appeared on our list of the best wonderkids from outside of Europe’s big five leagues, and he's actually had his in-game stats improved since then. The 21-year-old's potential has dropped slightly to 85, but his current overall rating has gone up to 87, with 95 for strength, 84 for sprint speed and shot power, and 81 for stamina his standout numbers. That also means his asking price has risen slightly, so you'll need around €17m in the bank to convince the Belgian club to let their hard-working young star move on.

Elkeson (Shanghai SIPG)

Proving that not every player in China is on an astronomical weekly wage, Brazilian striker Elkeson has very reasonable demands and can be picked up from Shanghai SIPG for around €15m.
For that you get a strong all-round player, with 86 for acceleration and shot power, 77 for positioning, 76 for composure and 75 for finishing. 85 for penalties means you should be able to rely on him from the spot as well. As a former winger, Elkeson's quick, agile and comfortable with the ball at his feet, although his crossing stat of 67 might be the reason he now plays up front.

Joelinton (Hoffenheim)

The next Roberto Firmino? Hoffenheim's latest Brazilian striker shares more than a nationality with Liverpool's dynamic forward, although Joelinton is a much more physical presence. 85 for strength is his best stat at the moment, but with 79 for sprint speed, 78 for dribbling, finishing, shot power and aggression, he's tough to stop when he gets moving.
Hoffenheim will want around €14.5m for the hard-running 21-year-old, but with the potential to reach 83 overall, he's only going to get better. Get in there now, before he costs you double that.
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Francisco Soares (FC Porto)

FC Porto have a habit of plucking talents from South America, but Brazilian striker Soares demonstrated his goal-scoring prowess at Nacional and Vitória Guimarães before joining the Dragons in January, 2017. With 90 for aggression, 84 for positioning and 86 for sprint speed, he's a real livewire. At 1.9m tall, he doesn't lack for height either, so you can make the most of his 82 heading accuracy stat. 77 for finishing is good rather than great, but the 27-year-old works hard in and out of possession and will only set you back around €14m.

Santiago García (Godoy Cruz)

Arsene Wenger once said that the best strikers come from South America, so while you might not have heard of Santiago García or Godoy Cruz, Arsene's Law suggests a Uruguayan at an Argentinian club is worth a look.
The former Arsenal boss reckons the culture of street football gives the players more fight and determination, and with 88 for strength, 86 for aggression and 82 for finishing and shot power, that certainly seems true of García. The 27-year-old isn't the tallest, or the fastest, but he makes up for that with good ball control and positioning. Offer the Argentine side around €13m and he's yours.

Sergi Enrich (SD Eibar)

It's not often you get the chance to sign an 80-rated striker for €12m, but with Sergi Enrich’s contract at Eibar expiring in summer 2019, he can be snapped up on the cheap. The 28-year-old target man is a real handful for opposition defenders, with 83 for strength, 84 for positioning, 82 for reactions and 80 for finishing. Put the ball in the air and 81 for both jumping and heading accuracy, plus 82 for volleys, gives him a good chance of getting on the end of it, too. Good ball control, dribbling and passing stats mean he can also hold the ball up and bring others into play.

Jonathan Calleri (Alavés)

Jonathan Calleri is technically still on loan from Uruguayan second-division side Deportivo Maldonado, but as far as FIFA 19 is concerned he's coming to the end of a one-year deal with Alavés in La Liga, which means he can be picked up for just €10m. Still only 24, the Argentine striker is mobile enough to play almost anywhere in the final third, but you'll want him in the box, where you can make the most of his stats, including 76 for finishing, 83 for jumping and heading accuracy, and 79 for positioning.

Guido Burgstaller (Schalke)

What Guido Burgstaller lacks in pace, he certainly makes up for in effort. The 1.9m tall Schalke striker gives everything in and out of possession, and with a stamina stat of 91 he does it right up until the final whistle. Combine his finishing stat of 82 with the same for strength and positioning, 84 for aggression, 80 for reactions and a five-star weak foot and he's the kind of striker who'll gobble up chances when they come his way. All of that makes the €9.5m you'll have to pay for the 29-year-old seem like even more of a steal – just don't expect him to beat too many players in a foot race.