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FIFA 19 Ultimate Team Ones to Watch

New clubs, new superstars, new season. Add these 23 sensational summer transfers to your FUT squad as special dynamic player items that get a permanent ratings boost throughout the season whenever they perform well for their new clubs.

Starting XI

Cristiano Ronaldo

By far the hottest transfer in world football, Ronaldo’s move from Real Madrid to Juventus this summer sent shockwaves through the sporting community. Having already conquered the English Premier League, LaLiga, and the UEFA Champions League, Ronaldo has his sights set on silverware in Serie A this season.

Gonzalo Higuain

After two solid seasons with Juventus, the Argentine striker was sent to Serie A rivals Milan on loan for the season. Higuain continues to be one of the most hardworking, prolific strikers in the game right now, and he will be eager to prove himself—especially against his parent club—this season.

Radja Nainggolan

Having played in Italy for his entire professional career, the fearsome midfielder nicknamed Il Ninjajoined Inter Milan this summer after several strong seasons with Roma. A complete midfielder equally proficient at winning the ball and creating chances at the opposite end for his teammates, Nainggolan will be hoping to raise his profile even more by impressing at his new club.

Alisson

The Brazilian shot-stopper joined UEFA Champions League finalists Liverpool this summer as the Merseyside club looked to shore up its defence in the hopes of continuing last season’s form. Still quite young, Alisson already has buckets of experience at the highest level, including a starting role for Brazil between the posts in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Riyad Mahrez

Mahrez cemented his place as a legend at Leicester City after his heroics helped lead the club to their historic title win in 2016, but now he’s up for a challenge after moving to last year’s Premier League champions, Manchester City. A versatile attacker that usually starts on the wing, the Algerian’s combination of a silky first touch, deft passing ability, and an eye for goal could be enough to see him break into a very talented City squad this season.

Sokratis

The big defender made the move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund this summer as part of new Gunners manager Unai Emery’s push to shore up his back line. The Greek center back is quite well-rounded; his defensive work rate is high, and his tackling is superb, but Sokratis is also an extremely accurate passer that can play the ball out from the back to kick off counterattacks.

Jorginho

After a few years of helping Napoli become one of the most-feared clubs in Serie A, the Brazilian-born Italy international Jorginho transferred to Chelsea along with former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri. The king of composure in midfield, Jorginho is the model of a modern playmaker, pulling the strings and controlling the tempo of a match with pinpoint passing and creative vision.

João Cancelo

Portuguese right-back Cancelo joined his countryman Ronaldo with a move to Juventus after a strong loan performance at Inter Milan last season. Possessed with phenomenal speed, Cancelo is exceptional in the attack, especially when overlapping and combining with attacking teammates. But the Portuguese isn’t just an offensive weapon; his height and strength give him the tools he needs to be a great defender.

Naby Keita

Despite making a deal to join Liverpool in 2017, Guinean international Keita played the 2017-18 season with RB Leipzig before joining the Merseyside giants ahead of this season. Even a few matches into the season, it’s clear what Jurgen Klopp and his staff saw in Keita: a versatile, talented midfielder who manages to pop up in the right place at the right time. Whether snatching the ball from an opposing attacker or pinging a diagonal pass across the pitch to a winger, Keita can do it all.

Leon Goretzka

German international Goretzka continued his meteoric rise with a move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this summer, where his versatility in midfield could make him a valuable asset. If he can find the right role utilizing his defensive ability and his willingness to attack, he could help Bayern snatch yet another title this season.

Quincy Promes

After beginning his career in his native Netherlands with FC Twente, Promes moved to Spartak Moscow, where his speed and technique made him a fan favorite. But as he continued to improve, Promes decided to accept a move to LaLiga club Sevilla ahead of the 2018-19 season. If his flashy moves and goalscoring prowess continues, Promes could be one of the most exciting players to watch in Europe this year.

Bench

Thomas Lemar

Despite rampant speculation before last season, one of the hottest commodities in world football stayed at Monaco for the 2017-18 season. However, the French midfielder finally made his high-profile move thissummer, heading to Atlético Madrid to join countrymen Antoine Greizmann and Lucas Hernández in the Spanish capital. Though mainly a left-footed player, Lemar thrives anywhere in the attack that lets him use his excellent technique and long-range shooting.

Malcom

Brazilian winger Malcom impressed so much for Bordeaux in Ligue 1 the last few seasons that he earned himself a dream move to Barcelona. Often praised for his speed and athleticism, Malcom stands out with his creative passing and shooting potential, both of which Barcelona fans will be hoping to see more of as he dons the iconic jersey this season.

Axel Witsel

Following a brief tenure at China’s Tianjin Quanjian, the Belgian midfielder moved back to Europe this summer, to German giants Borussia Dortmund. He can play in just about any midfield role, but Witsel thrives when tasked with a defensive-minded position that lets his strength and tackling ability shine.

Fred

Brazilian midfielder Fred honed his skills in Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk for five seasons before Manchester United secured a move for him ahead of this season. Despite flying under the radar during some of his time at Donetsk, he built a solid reputation as an incisive passer and strong dribbler in the Ukrainian Premier League and UEFA Champions League.

Felipe Anderson

Yet another Brazilian who made a notable move this summer, attacking midfielder Anderson ended his long tenure with Lazio to join West Ham United in the English Premier League. Quick with the ball at his feet and a highly-skilled dribbler, Anderson will likely be given plenty of freedom to create and score goals at his new club.

Salif Sané

Fresh off a transfer to Schalke 04 from rivals Hannover 96, the center back is set to play a big role in his club’s backline. Physically imposing at nearly two meters tall and a talented dribbler to boot, Sané impressed for Senegal at the 2018 World Cup and showed just why he was in such high demand in the Bundesliga. Look for him to form a fierce defensive partnership with Schalke teammate Naldo.

Šime Vrsaljko

Coming off a strong World Cup with Croatia that he capped with a start in the final against France, right-back Vrsaljko is ready to impress on his return to Serie A with Italian giants Inter Milan. Physically strong in the air and a fierce tackler, Vrsaljko also racked up the second-most assists for Atlético Madrid during his two years in the Spanish capital.

Reserves

Fyodor Smolov

The two-time Russian Premier League top scorer made waves after his transfer to Lokomotiv Moscow, where he and his new club will be hoping that he can pick up even more accolades. Adept at attacking, Smolov is at his best when given opportunities in front of goal—he’s as proficient at finishing with both feet as he is with his head.

Mariano

After a strong season with Lyon in Ligue 1 last year in which he scored 18 league goals, Mariano returned to former club Real Madrid, where he spent a number of seasons bouncing around the B and C squads since joining the organization early in his career. Since he never really broke into the Los Blancosfirst team during his time there, Mariano is ready to prove himself to the reigning Champions League winners.

Aleksandr Golovin

Young Russian international Golovin left his first and only professional club this summer when he made the leap to Monaco in Ligue 1 after dazzling in front of massive home crowds during the 2018 World Cup. A playmaker of the highest caliber, Golovin is at home with the ball at his feet and an unsuspecting defender to beat.

Richarlison

It didn’t take long for young Brazilian forward Richarlison to impress in England—after just one season with Watford, Everton spent big this summer to bring him to Merseyside. Strong, intelligent, and a top-class finisher when at his best, RIcharlison will prove himself to be worth every penny if he can combine those talents and stay in consistent form over the course of the season.

Moussa Dembélé

French forward Dembélé honed his skills with Fulham in the early part of his career, but it was two brilliant seasons in the Scottish Premier League with Celtic that put him on the radars of clubs all over Europe. Dembélé chose to return to the country of his birth with Lyon, where his height, strength, and finishing ability will come in handy as he combines with the talented and creative attackers around him.

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