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06th Sep 2016

One of FIFA 17’s most skilful players is a Spurs youngster who’s not even made his debut

One of nine British-based players with 5* skill

Tom Victor

FIFA 17’s 5* skill rating is something which plenty of footballers strive for.

To make the elite list at all is impressive, but to do so before making your Premier League bow suggests real talent.

So maybe now’s the time to start getting excited about Tottenham Hotspur youngster Nathan Oduwa, one of nine English-based players rubbing shoulders with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Ricardo Quaresma on EA Sports’ upcoming game.

Oduwa, who completed a loan move to Peterborough United on deadline day, spent the first half of last season in Scotland with Rangers, scoring once.

He is perhaps best known for his failed rainbow flick during a game against Alloa Athletic.

Four of the other eight 5* skill players are currently out on loan: Chelsea duo Juan Cuadrado and Charly Musonda, Leeds winger Jordan Botaka and Everton’s Aiden McGeady, who made a temporary move to Preston North End shortly before the transfer window closed.

Of the remaining four, three joined new clubs this summer as their record signing.

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, Everton winger Yannick Bolasie and Southampton new-boy Sofiane Boufal have each been awarded five stars, while reigning PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez rounding off the list of footballers plying their trade in England.

The full list, including legends such as Pele and Jay-Jay Okocha, can be found here.

FIFA 17 is released in the UK on September 29.

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