Football Manager 2021 offers you the chance to manage any team and lead them to the very pinnacle of the sport.
One of the best ways to do this is to snap up the best young talent around, aka wonderkids!
Best wonderkids in FM21
What defines a wonderkid in Football Manager 2021? to us it's someone that starts the game aged 19 or under.
These players should have good current ability (CA), but the key is a very high potential ability (PA). You can view CA & PA in the FM21 Editor.
Teenagers will usually have a PA range, which means how you develop within your team will influence how good they become. However, there will be scenarios & saves where they don't reach their maximum potential.
So, let's take a look at the best wonderkids in FM21.
Eduardo Camavinga (CA 136 - PA Range 170-200)
Position: DM, M (C)
The Rennes central midfielder is a superstar in the making. He was elite in FM20, and he will be an amazing signing once again this year.
With only two years left on his Rennes contract he should be easy enough to pry away, but you'll have plenty of competition for his signature from Europe's elite clubs.
Be ready to get your chequebook out for him, but he is well worth it.
Ansu Fati (CA 148 - PA Range 160-190)
Position: AM (RL), ST
Ansu Fati is far from a hidden gem, the teenager is already a regular for Barcelona and is banging in La Liga goals.
A natural on both wings or up front, Fati is a goal machine in the making, with 19 flair, 17 agility, and 16 technique already. He's also got a bunch of useful traits like places shots and cuts in from the left. He's a can't miss player, if you can get him away from Barca.
Mason Greenwood (CA 140 - PA 175)
Club: Man Utd
Man United's young gun Mason Greenwood is next up with his fixed PA of 175.
The striker may only be 18 but he already has 16 finishing to go along with 17 determination and 17 pace. That's a deadly combination. High determination is a great indicator of continued growth for a young player, and he is two-footed as well.
Pedri (CA 138 - PA Range 160-190)
Position: M (C), AM (RLC)
Who even needs Messi these days?
The second Barcelona wonderkid on our list, Pedri can play pretty much anywhere up the field and make a difference right away.
Pedri's attributes are already sensational, with 18 flair, 17 dribbling, 16 passing, and 16 technique he's a creative dynamo. If you can grow his finishing (13) he can be a game-changer.
Rodrygo (CA 136 - PA Range 160-190)
Club: Real Madrid
Madrid's other Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior is now too old to make this list, but Rodrygo maintains his spot.
Now 19, he starts FM21 in the Real Madrid B team but he won't be there for long. A natural on either wing and already with 15 dribbling, 15 finishing, and 15 technique he will soon be a world-beater.
You might be able to grab him on loan in the first season, but with a contract that runs until 2025 he'll be a massively expensive signing.
Ilaix Moriba (CA 120 - PA Range 160-190)
Position: M (C)
A third Barca player!
Ilaix Moriba is another well-known player to Football Manager veterans. He starts on the Barcelona U19 side, but don't let that low value fool you, he won't be cheap to sign.
The teenage midfield playmaker starts FM21 with 17 flair, 16 technique, and 15 first touch. He can pull the strings in your midfield almost immediately, just don't ask him to do much defending (9 tackling, 8 marking).
Yusuf Demir (CA 115 - PA Range (160-190)
Position: AM (RC)
Club: Rapid Vienna
You might have to expand your database to get Yusuf Demir, but he's just one example of why the Austrian league is good to have on your save.
A natural shadow striker or inverted winger, Demir is full of potential. His 17 determination will see him good, though there are risks with such a big CA-PA gap. He already has 15 dribbling, 15 pace, and 13 technique too.
Coming from Rapid Vienna he should be a more accessible wonderkid if you are doing a save outside of Europe's elite clubs.
All the best FM21 Wonderkids
|Eduardo Camavinga||DM, M (C)||Rennes||£6.5m||17||136||170-200|
|Ansu Fati||AM (RL), ST||Barcelona||£21.5m||17||148||160-190|
|Mason Greenwood||ST||Man Utd||£30m||18||140||175|
|Pedri||M (C), AM (RLC)||Barcelona||£7.75m||17||138||160-190|
|Rodrygo||AM (RL)||Real Madrid||£6m||19||136||160-190|
|Ilaix Moriba||M (C)||Barcelona||£190k||17||120||160-190|
|Yusuf Demir||AM (RC)||Rapid Vienna||£205k||17||115||160-190|
|Alphonso Davies||D (L), WB (L)||Bayern Munich||£6m||19||152||150-180|
|Dominik Szoboszlai||M (C)||RB Salzburg||£5.75m||19||140||150-180|
|Callum Hudson-Odoi||AM (RLC)||Chelsea||£26m||19||140||150-180|
|Wesley Fofana||D (C)||Leicester City||£11.75m||19||138||165|
|Myron Boadu||ST||AZ Alkmaar||£7.75m||19||137||150-180|
|Tariq Lamptey||D (R), WB (R)||Brighton||£16m||19||135||165|
|Eric Garcia||D (C)||Man City||£19.75m||19||135||165|
|Nuno Mendes||D (L), WB (L)||Sporting||£4.5m||18||133||150-180|