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Best wonderkids to sign in Football Manager 2023

Which young players are best to invest in?

Any save of Football Manager is a marathon, not a sprint. Most players won’t be treating this as a one-and-done process, instead investing hours into playing through several seasons at one club. So, in Football Manager 2023, it’s no good simply assembling a squad of players who are at their peak. They’ll be great in your first season, but five seasons down the line, they’ll be in physical decline and thinking about retirement. This is why every Football Manager needs to invest in youth talent. These wonderkids and hot prospects aren’t necessarily going to be your best players from the moment you sign them, but with the right training, mentorship and management, you’ll get the immense satisfaction of seeing them blossom into superstars by the time they’re in their mid-twenties.

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This is why it’s important to know which wonderkids are worth investing in as soon as you take over the reins of a new club. You’ll find the best 11 wonderkids in Football Manager 2023 listed and detailed below.

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Goalkeepers

Nil Ruiz

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Age: 19
Nationality: Spanish
Club: Barcelona
Transfer Value: £500K – 1.1M
Wage: £1.6K p/w
Top ratings
Natural Fitness: 14
Jumping Reach: 14
Determination: 14

Gabriel Slonina

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Age: 18
Nationality: American
Club: Chicago
Transfer Value: £13.5M – 22M
Wage: £2.4K p/w
Top ratings
Jumping Reach: 17
Determination: 18
Natural Fitness: 14

Defenders

Alejandro Balde

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Age: 18
Nationality: Spanish
Club: Barcelona
Transfer Value: £23M – 32M
Wage: £33K p/w
Top ratings
Agility: 17
Acceleration: 16
Pace: 16

Luca Netz

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Age: 19
Nationality: German
Club: Borussia M’gladbach
Transfer Value: £32M – 45M
Wage: £11,250 p/a
Top ratings
Acceleration: 15
Determination:15
Pace: 15

Giorgio Scalvini

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Age: 18
Nationality: Italian
Club: Atalanta
Transfer Value: £32M – 39M
Wage: £25.5K p/w
Top ratings
Teamwork: 15
Natural Fitness: 15
Jumping Reach: 15

Midfielders

Jamal Musiala

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Age: 19
Nationality: German
Club: FC Bayern
Transfer Value: £62M – 77M
Wage: £91K p/w
Top ratings
Dribbling: 18
Technique: 18
Flair: 18

Pedri

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Age: 19
Nationality: Spanish
Club: Barcelona
Transfer Value: £155M – 171M
Wage: £150K p/w
Top ratings
Flair: 18
First Touch: 18
Vision: 18

Yeremy Pino

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Age: 19
Nationality: Spanish
Club: Villareal
Transfer Value: £69M
Wage: £23.5K p/w
Top ratings
Dribbling: 16
Technique: 16
Flair: 16

Strikers

Mohamed-Ali Cho

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Age: 18
Nationality: French
Club: Real San Sebastian
Transfer Value: £14M – 21M
Wage: £3.6K p/w
Top ratings
First Touch: 14
Agility: 14
Pace: 14

Ansu Fati

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Age: 19
Nationality: Spanish
Club: Barcelona
Transfer Value: £41M – 60M
Wage: £200K p/w
Top ratings
Flair: 19
Technique: 16
Agility: 17

Youssoufa Moukoko

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Age: 17
Nationality: German
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Transfer Value: £35M – 41M
Wage: £12K p/w
Top ratings
Dribbling: 16
Finishing: 16
Technique: 16


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Gavin Mackenzie has been playing video games since the early 80s, and writing about them professionally since the late 90s. Having been a writer and editor on various British magazines including PLAY, GamesTM, and X360, he's now a freelance guides specialist at Gamepur.