The Ones-to-Watch cards are special cards for the biggest stars who changed clubs in the last transfer period. Today, we'll show you the top transfers from the football world and give an overview of which superstars could get an OTW card in FIFA 22. Lionel Messi, Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo will get an OTW.
The nice thing about OTW cards is that they are dynamic. This means players start with their default overall rating at the beginning of FIFA 22 and can improve by performing well on the real field. When a player receives an In-Form card, the GES of the OTW card increases by one point. Also, if a player picks up a Man of the Match or Team of the Tournament card, the OTW Rating increases.
The "Wins to Watch" are new in FIFA 22. If the team of an OTW-star wins at least five of the first ten league games (after release on October 1), his overall rating increases.
When will team 1 and team 2 of the OTW cards be released?
Like last year, there will be a total of 28 OTW cards in FIFA 22. Team 1 release is October 1st. It will be available until October 8th. On October 3rd, three more OTW cards will be added.
Team 2 will be released on October 8th and will remain available until October 13th. On October 10th there will be three new OTW cards.
If you have the Ultimate Edition, you will get an OTW Star from the time you open the pack. As if weighing what you are betting your chances on. After October 13th you then draw players from both teams.
Which Players Get An OTW Card In FIFA 22?
In the past years, 28 players have been released as OTW. You can get them in packs for a limited time and also get them through the transfer market for your FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. Also, OTWs can be available as a time limited SBC.
Because the OTWs increase by good real-life performances as described above, you should get players that you believe will show good performance in the coming season.
Of course, this also affects the price. Players who are more likely to get In-Form than others are more expensive. So be quick when you get FIFA 22 and keep an eye out for OTW players and their performance on the pitch in the first few weeks. But don't worry, you'll be kept up to date with us.
Update on: September 17
Confirmed OTW Cards in FIFA 22
EA has officially confirmed the first players who will receive an OTW card in FIFA 22. We'll list them here for you and update them when more players join the Ones-To-Watch-Club.
|Lionel Messi||FC Barcelona → Paris Saint-Germain||93|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Juventus Turin → Manchester United||91|
|Romelu Lukaku||Inter Milan → FC Chelsea||88|
|Achraf Hakimi||Inter Milan → Paris Saint-Germain||85|
|Georginio Wijnaldum||FC Liverpool → Paris Saint-Germain||84|
|Jack Grealish||Aston Villa → Manchester City||84|
|David Alaba||FC Bayern München → Real Madrid||84|
|Ibrahima Konaté||RB Leipzig → FC Liverpool||78|
|Xherdan Shaqiri||FC Liverpool → Olympique Lyon||79|
Lionel Messi: FC Barcelona → Paris Saint Germain
Craziness. Barca's key player has turned his back on the Catalans. After 21 years in Barcelona, it's now Paris. We're still hoping for the end of an era card for Messi for FIFA 21.
PSG becomes the true Ultimate Team thanks to the free signing. That means in real life too. We are excited to see how he will perform. What an attack they have. Let's see if Messi leads the Parisians to the CL title.
In FIFA 22 he will be the best player once again. No one can compete with his OVR rating of 93. There is no word to describe him, except: Legend.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus → Manchester United
Next awesome story: After Messi went to PSG, CR7 won't be asked twice and is also aiming for a change. After 134 competitive games and 101 goals in the Juve shirt, Ronaldo returns "home" to Manchester United.
There he got to know top football as an exceptional Portuguese talent and secured his first world football title in 2008. Now Ronaldo is back in the Premier League - wtf!
At 36 years of age he is a grandpa sorry veteran of course. His strength decreases to 91. Let's see, how his OTW will perform.
Romelu Lukaku: Inter Milan → Chelsea
The current Champions League winner Chelsea is flexing its muscles. Or rather those of Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian moves back to the Blues in England.
The Abramowitsch-Association is spending a whopping £100 million. Almostexactly ten years ago, Chelsea signed him for the first time, from Anderlecht. Now he's back as a world-class striker and will displace Timo Werner on the bench.
Jack Grealish: Aston Villa → Manchester City
Manchester City made the first huge deal. After staying quiet for quite some time, now the Cityzens spend over £100 million for the Aston Villa star. He is the most expensive signing in Premier League history, eclipsing the £89 million spent by Manchester United on Paul Pogba in 2016.
Georginio Wijnaldum: FC Liverpool → Paris Saint-Germain
PSG is upgrading beyond belief. Top Dutch player Gini Wijnaldum is also joining the French capital club. After his strong season at a flagging Liverpool and an excellent EURO 2020, he can certainly help PSG.
Wijnaldum is also moving on a free transfer, for FIFA 22 he got downgraded to a 84.
David Alaba: FC Bayern München → Real Madrid
The royals did not take long to organize an absolutely high-quality replacement for Ramos. After winning everything there is to win with Bayern, David Alaba is looking for a new challenge in Spain.
The 29-year-old joins Real on a transfer, an absolute top transfer. We firmly believe that he will also receive an OTW. EA confirmed his OTW card.
First FIFA 22 OTW card confirmed - Alaba pic.twitter.com/FvTTxLhBtk— FIFA 22 News (@UltimateTeamUK) August 13, 2021
Achraf Hakimi: Inter Milan → Paris Saint-Germain
PSG paid 60 million euros for the right-back. BVB fans know that the price is justified. Inter is happy about the sale, because they have to save money.
He's a bit of a surprise package. After all, he didn't play in the first eleven at Dortmund and Inter right away. However, we are convinced of his quality and PSG will perform well in the league either way. With his 85 OVR he will appear in many FUT teams next season.
Ibrahima Konaté: RB Leipzig → FC Liverpool
Jürgen Klopp is happy about the young Frenchman for his defense. The 22-year-old is considered extremely talented and will also cut a fine figure in the Premier League.
Xherdan Shaqiri: FC Liverpool → Olympique Lyon
This strongman is available via SBC as Special-Object. Will you get him for your Ultimate Team?
Possible OTW Cards In FIFA 22
So, enough babbling, you probably already know how the whole thing works anyway. Now, we show you the biggest stars who changed between FIFA 21 and FIFA 22 in the summer transfer period, and who might get an OTW. Please note that we don't know exactly which players will get a special card. Our estimations are based on experience and the players with the highest market value on transfermarkt.co. We will also update the article if another card gets announced.
Antoine Griezmann: FC Barcelona → Atletico Madrid
The biggest transfer of Deadline Day is Griezi, who is returning to Atletico. At the Colchoneros he reached his top form - which he never showed at Barca. Despite a Messi exit, we no longer see him in the Blaugrana dress. It's a shame somehow.
But we are happy that he is back in Madrid. Who knows, maybe he will blossom again and lead Atletico to the championship, then Barca would certainly be annoyed to have given up the player (greetings go to Luis Suarez...)
His OTW could be pretty nice though, at least when he's performing again.
Saúl: Atletico Madrid → Chelsea FC
Uff, did Atletico have to save a bit of salary after the Griezmann transfer? We have classic loan + buy option in the case of the Saúl Ñíguez last minute move. Startet at Real, only at Atletico in Madrid, despite being only 26 years old, he can already be described as - at least a little - legend. The guy has already played 447 games for the club. Now he leaves Spain.
Moving from the current champion of your home country to the Champions League winners Chelsea in England? Nice. If he succeeds there, he can get Upgraded more and more. For FIFA 22 he got downgraded to 82. Can he come back at the Stamford Bridge?
Jerome Boateng: Without a club → Olympique Lyon
Without a club just sounds wrong, doesn't it? Boateng comes from FC Bayern; So in fact not, of course. His contract expired with the German record champions. For a long time it was quiet about the German world champion of 2014 - now he's moving ito France.
He will sign with Olympique Lyon until 2023. Hopefully he gets an OTW because he could easily get a few upgrades if he finds his performance again. He'll likely be downgraded in FIFA 22. We expect an 81 or even just an 80.
Eduardo Camavinga: Stade Rennes → Real Madrid
This 18 year old wonder player is a MUST HAVE in any career mode. However, his OTW couldn't be the best - it's questionable how often he will play at Real Madrid ...
For people who don't even know who Camavinga is: Has been a regular at Rennes in Ligue 1 for two years, and 88 competitive games for the club despite his young age. He is a technically excellent, a machine in defensive midfield and can also act as a motor. We are happy that he is at an absolutely top club and at the same time we hope that he ignites like Vinicius Jr – and don't ends up like Martin Odegaard.
Marcel Sabitzer: RB Leipzig → FC Bayern
The transfer had been discussed for quite some time, now the Munich team have another player for their midfield. The 27-year-old probably cost around 15 million euros and signs until 2025. Sabitzer already played in the 2nd Bundesliga for Leipzig, where he has since become captain.
"Even as a child, I was very proud of my Bayern jersey, and every Christmas I got a new one," said Sabitzer.
Raphaël Varane: Real Madrid → Manchester United
Manchester United continues to upgrade! After Jadon Sancho, the next superstar is coming to the north of England. Why one changes from Real Madrid to Manchester United: nobody knows, except Varane himself. In FIFA 22, the central defender will surely get an upgrade. We assume an 87 rating.
Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund → Manchester United
BVB and ManUnited have agreed on a transfer fee of 85 million euros for the exceptional talent. Should he immediately find his ground in England, Sancho's OTW will certainly be a pretty good one.
We assume his move will also make him stronger in FIFA. The 21-year-old finished with 36 scorer points in 38 competitive games last season. In FIFA 22 we will see him with a strong 87 rating.
Dayot Upamecano: RB Leipzig → FC Bayern München
The center back is again a replacement for David Alaba, although the transfer of the young Frenchman was announced a few months ahead. We are looking forward to the 22-year-old at FCB. 42.5 million euros in transfer fee could have been a good deal.
Should he get an OTW, we recommend you go for it. His 79 rating should go up. We estimate he'll start at 82.
André Silva: Eintracht Frankfurt → RB Leipzig
Good deal for all sides. The striker joined Eintracht from AC Milan for a (in hindsight) paltry €3 million. Now, he moved to Leipzig for 23 million euros. If the "Roten Bullen" play another season as good as the last one, he should be able to get some upgrades.
His 79 rating should go up a good bit after a season with 28 goals in 32 league games. We're expecting an 83.
Memphis Depay: Olympique Lyon → FC Barcelona
Another top transfer without a transfer fee. The flexible attacker played really well for Lyon for years and deserves the move to a top team.
Whether his possible OTW is to be recommended, however, we can hardly assess. Barca will probably be in a bit of a rebuilding year next season as well. It should be enough for an upgrade or two, though. His 85 rating should rise to 86.
Hakan Calhanoglu: AC Milan→ Inter Milan
The free-kick artist switches within Italy in a truly spectacular fashion. Being transferred between rivals AC and Inter is something not too many have managed to achieve.
Inter will probably play another strong season, we are curious how Calhanoglu will fit in. The move to the Italian champions could also have a positive effect on his OVR. It could rise from 79 to 80.
Sergio Agüero: Manchester City → FC Barcelona
The Argentine arrives virtually belatedly as a replacement for Luis Suárez and is expected to be just as bangable at best. Perhaps the Catalans will aim for the championship again with him.
Due to his 33 years and some injury time last season, he could get a small downgrade. We estimate that his 89 will be lowered to 86.
Niklas Dorsch: KAA Gent → FC Augsburg
Welcome back to the Bundesliga. The central midfielder started at FC Bayern, then moved on to Heidenheim and is now taking another run in the Bundesliga after his time in Belgium.
We're curious to see how the 23-year-old develops. He should also improve in FIFA 22, rising from 74 to 75.
Milot Rashica: Werder Bremen → Norwich City
After Werder had to go down to the 2nd Bundesliga, Rashica was also transferred to England for money reasons. For Norwich, it will be a very difficult season in the English Premier League. We can't really recommend Rashica to you.
His 79 rating could probably rise to a maximum of 80, but we rather assume that he will maintain his current rating.
Patson Daka: RB Salzburg → Leicester City
Perhaps a great OTW secret tip, as the striker from Zambia certainly doesn't immediately ring a bell to the very broad soccer fan masses. The Foxes paid Salzburg 30 million euros, so he is certainly talented.
27 goals in 28 league games last season speak for themselves (even if it was "only" in Austria). His TOTS card this season was already outstanding. We expect his 76 rating to increase significantly and he will start with an 80 in FIFA 22.
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