25 Feb 2021 5:20 PM +00:00

All the best Young Right Backs in Football Manager 2021

Right backs are experiencing a renaissance at the moment, with a load of top quality options out there.

The dynamic youngsters are putting pressure on the world's best, offering more energy down the flank - so who will you move for in Football Manager 2021?

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GAME RESTART - The winter update is so significant you may want to start a new save

New wonderkids have emerged onto the scene, with the latest transfers and some rating upgrades.

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Best Young Right Backs

We have already looked at the best wonderkid right backs - a few of which will appear in this piece - with that being all the best teenagers in this set position.

Young DR is slightly different, this features anyone 23 or younger which means you'll see a few more experienced names in the mix!

Trent Alexander-Arnold (CA 160 - PA 178)

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AA BATTERY - Trent will bomb up and down the right flank

Age: 21

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Club: Liverpool

Best attributes: 17 crossing, 17 technique, 16 vision

Value: £55 million

Wage: £75,000 a week

This one won't surprise you, with Trent Alexander-Arnold already a Champions League, Premier League and Club World Cup winner in his career.

Good luck in prying him away from boyhood club Liverpool, however, we can't see him leaving.

Achraf Hakimi (CA 157 - PA 171)

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SPEED MERCHANT - Few come quicker than Inter flyer Achraf

Age: 21

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Club: Inter Milan

Best attributes: 19 pace, 17 acceleration, 15 stamina

Value: £32 million

Wage: £134,000 a week

After a remarkable two seasons on loan at Borussia Dortmund, it was a surprise Real Madrid didn't keep hold of Achraf Hakimi, but he looks to have found the perfect home at Antonio Conte's Inter.

The right wingback is among the fastest players in world football, and his end product continues to improve.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (CA 145 - PA 158)

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ROCK SOLID - Wan-Bissaka is one of few full backs who prioritises his defensive duties

Age: 22

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Club: Manchester United

Best attributes: 18 bravery, 18 agility, 17 acceleration

Value: £26 million

Wage: £80,000 a week

It's a surprise Aaron Wan-Bissaka hasn't received an England call-up despite near perfect form for Crystal Palace and now Manchester United.

The £45 million arrival at Old Trafford perhaps needs to work on his delivery, with just seven assists in 80 games for the Red Devils.

Davide Calabria (CA 145 - PA 152)

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DIFFERENT CALABRIA - The Italian's reptation is growing

Age: 23

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Club: AC Milan

Best attributes: 16 team work, 16 agility, 15 acceleration

Value: £12 million

Wage: £65,000 a week

With two Italy caps to his name, it's worth keeping an eye on Davide Calabria.

The right back or wing back already ahs well over 100 games for AC Milan, and ahs been key to their title challenge this term.

Reece James (CA 143 - PA 168)

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INSTANT IMPACT - Reece James has impressed at both Wigan and Chelsea

Age: 20

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Club: Chelsea

Best attributes: 16 crossing, 16 strength, 16 determination

Value: £24 million

Wage: £80,000 a week

England are blessed with a plethora of talent on the right-hand side of their defence, including Reece James

Should he hit that fixed PA of 168, James would become one of the best fullbacks around.

James Justin (CA 143 - PA 161)

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VERSATILE - Justin is adept at both right and left back

Age: 22

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Club: Leicester

Best attributes: 16 stamina, 15 work rate, 15 pace

Value: £24 million

Wage: £30,000 a week

Adept at both right back and left back, James Justin is the fourth Englishman in the top 10.

That competition may limit his England caps, but his versatility could persuade and England coach to take him to a tournament finals.

Pedro Porro (CA 143 - PA 160)

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IN THE SHADOWS - Does Porro have a future at Man City?

Age: 20

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Club: Sporting Lisbon (on loan from Manchester City)

Best attributes: 17 movement, 16 dribbling, 15 pace

Value: £27 million

Wage: £15,000 a week

You were probably unaware that Manchester City had another full-back in their ranks, with Pedro Porro on loan at SPorting Lisbon.

Of course, there'll be no way past Joao Cancelo, but with Kyle Walker now 30 - a spot could soon up in the City squad.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (CA 142 - PA 156)

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AGILE - Maitland-Niles has played in a range of positions in his fledgling career

Age: 22

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Club: West Brom (on loan from Arsenal)

Best attributes: 17 acceleration, 15 pace, 14 flair

Value: £26 million

Wage: £45,000 a week

A loan move was perhaps exactly what Ainsley Maitland-Niles needed, with the England international now facing the tough task of saving West Brom from relegation.

Have started his career as a central midfielder, AMN now finds himself at full-back or wing-back, with his performances for the Gunners already earning him international recognition.

Emerson (CA 141 - PA 152)

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LOAN ARMY - It remains to be seen whether Emerson will get an oppotunity at Barca

Age: 21

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Club: Real Hispalis (Real Betis) (on loan from Barcelona)

Best attributes: 16 movement, 15 acceleration, 15 stamina

Value: £13,000

Wage: £45,000 a week

Another man out on loan, Emerson is waiting for the right back spot to become vacant at Barcelona.

It's currently held by youngster Sergino Dest (who only has a CA of 132) or the versatile Sergi Roberto, so Emerson will need to develop significantly to break into the side.

Andoni Gorosabel (CA 139 - PA 146)

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UNKNOWN TALENT - Could Gorosabel be the next FM superstar?

Age: 23

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Club: Real San Sebastian (Real Sociedad)

Best attributes: 16 movement, 16 work rate, 15 crossing

Value: £10 million

Wage: £8,000 a week

Sneaking in as a young player, Andoni Gorasabel seems to be churinging out the performances for Real Sociedad.

The defender has over 50 appearances for the club, and could be making a late charge for Spanish recognition.

READ MORE: All the best Wonderkid Defenders in Football Manager 2021

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