Best wonderkids to sign in Football Manager 2022

The premier youngsters to have faith in.

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Only the wisest managers in Football Manager 2022 know that long-term success doesn’t come from simply inking deals with worldwide superstars like Neymar or Harry Kane. A better chance at decades of success is undoubtedly made through building a solid foundation of youthful players with immense potential, also known as wonderkids. Although the game’s scouts may urge you to spend big on questionable youngsters, there is only a small group of them that will surely lead your squad for the seasons to come.

Of course, obvious talent like Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland won’t be found here. Listed below, you’ll discover the players age 20 or under who are either pricey but ready to play, or those who may have unimaginable results in the near future and come rather cheap.

Goalkeepers

Maarteen Vandevoordt

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  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Belgian
  • Club: KRC Genk
  • Transfer Value: £13 million
  • Wage: £200,000 p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Natural Fitness: 15
    • Jumping Reach: 14
    • Reflexes: 14

André Gomes

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  • Age: 16
  • Nationality: Portugese
  • Club: Benfica
  • Transfer Value: £2.1 million
  • Wage: £4,700 p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Rushing Out: 14
    • Determination: 14
    • Natural Fitness: 14

Rome-Jayden Owusu-Oduro

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  • Age: 16
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Club: AZ
  • Transfer Value: £2.7 million
  • Wage: £4,400 p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Handling: 15
    • Reflexes: 15
    • Rushing Out: 15

Defenders

Tanguy Nianzou

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  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: French
  • Club: FC Bayern
  • Transfer Value: £11.5 million
  • Wage: £3.4 million p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Determination: 16
    • Heading: 15
    • Strength: 15

Wisdom Amey

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  • Age: 15
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Club: Bologna
  • Transfer Value: £5.8 million
  • Wage: £11,250 p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Bravery: 15
    • Determination:14
    • Strength: 14

George Bello

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  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: American
  • Club: Atlanta United
  • Transfer Value: £3 million
  • Wage: £100,000 p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Determination: 16
    • Natural Fitness: 15
    • Pace: 14

Midfielders

Aster Vranckx

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  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Belgian
  • Club: VfL Wolfsburg
  • Transfer Value: £18 million
  • Wage: £641,000 p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Agression: 15
    • Work Rate: 15
    • Teamwork: 15

Ansu Fati

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  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Club: Barcelona
  • Transfer Value: £60 million
  • Wage: £5.5 million p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Flair: 19
    • Agility: 17
    • Dribbling: 16

Gabriel Misehouy

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  • Age: 15
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Club: Ajax
  • Transfer Value: £9 million
  • Wage: £4,400 p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Determination: 13
    • First Touch: 13
    • Passing: 13

Eduardo Camavinga

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  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: French
  • Club: Real Madrid
  • Transfer Value: £56 million
  • Wage: £6.6 million p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Positioning: 15
    • Tackling: 15
    • Anticipation: 15

Jude Bellingham

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  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: English
  • Club: Dortmund
  • Transfer Value: £99 million
  • Wage: £2.5 million p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Aggression: 16
    • Determination: 18
    • Work Rate: 16

Antonio Nusa

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  • Age: 16
  • Nationality: Norwegian
  • Club: Club Brugge
  • Transfer Value: £7.2 million
  • Wage: £124,000 p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Flair: 16
    • Determination: 14
    • Dribbling: 13

Strikers

Youssoufa Moukoko

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  • Age: 16
  • Nationality: German
  • Club: Dortmund
  • Transfer Value: £41 million
  • Wage: £2,900 p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Acceleration: 16
    • Agility: 16
    • Technique: 16

Fabio Silva

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  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Portuguese
  • Club: Wolves
  • Transfer Value: £32 million
  • Wage: £1,8 million
  • Top ratings
    • First Touch: 14
    • Technique: 14
    • Dribbling: 14

Lorenzo Lucca

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  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Club: Pisa
  • Transfer Value: £3.3 million
  • Wage: £514,000 p/a
  • Top ratings
    • Determination: 18
    • Heading: 17
    • Jumping Reach: 17

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