FM22 English Wonderkids: Future stars that could finally bring football home

Football Manager 2022 is finally here, which means it's time to dust off your suit and start compiling your wonderkid shortlists

Whether it's players already making their names at the highest level, or unknown superstars yet to stamp their mark, we've got you covered for the best wonderkids in FM22.

FM22 English Wonderkids

There's so much talent coming through the England youth system, and signing players from the home of football may be the key to success in FM22.

Whilst some of these prospects may already have a large valuation, investing in their future could be the sure-fire way to guarantee success in your managerial career.

Bukayo Saka

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Age: 19

Club: Arsenal

Value: £30 million

FM22 CA/PA: 150/168

One of the stars of Euro 2020, Arsenal have a teenage sensation in their ranks.

With Saka only set to improve, could you be the manager that can take him to the next level? His technical stats make for impressive reading, with the youngster possessing a potential ability rating of over 170.

With Arsenal failing to compete at the top, maybe it's time you placed Saka at the heart of a trophy-winning team.

Mason Greenwood

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Age: 19

Club: Manchester United

Value: £30 million

FM22 CA/PA: 149/178

One of England's most talented youngsters, Mason Greenwood is already at the top of the game.

Whilst Manchester United would likely want £100 million + for their talented teenager, investing in the youngster could guarantee success for years to come.

Able to play out wide or as a central striker, Mason Greenwood should be at the top of your shortlist in FM22.

Jude Bellingham

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Age: 18

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Value: £5 million

FM22 CA/PA: 143/163

Jude Bellingham is already one of the best midfielders in the world, and he's only 18.

Dortmund have already proved themselves to be tough negotiators, but Manchester United proved this summer that they would be willing to part with their best talent - for the right price.

Bellingham will likely command a fee of over £100 million, but investing in the former Birmingham star could see him lead you to over ten years of success.

Harvey Elliott

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Age: 18

Club: Liverpool

Value: £30 million

FM22 CA/PA: 131/178

A dynamic winger able to operate on either flank, Harvey Elliott is a name on many people's lips.

Whether you play him centrally or look to use him as a Salah or Mane replacement, Harvey Elliot is certain to do the job for your team. With an immense array of skills and a large hype train behind him, could you nurture this English talent into one of the best in the world?

Noni Madueke

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Age: 19

Club: PSV

Value: £5 million

FM22 CA/PA: 139/158

Much like Harvey Elliott, Noni Madueke is tipped to go right to the very top of the game.

Currently playing in Holland, Madueke is a skilful customer with the ability to grow into a superstar.

With top clubs already sniffing around, you'll have to act fast to secure this wonderkid.

Jarrad Branthwaite

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Age: 19

Club: Everton

Value: £7 million

FM22 CA/PA: 123/137

Strong defenders are hard to come by, and there's no better option in FM22 than Jarrad Branthwaite.

Currently on the cusp of the Everton team, Branthwaite is a player that can easily develop into one of the Premier League's best defenders.

With all the attributes to lead your team, could you help Branthwaite become a future England captain?

Liam Delap

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Age: 18

Club: Manchester City

Value: £400,000

FM22 CA/PA: 117/165

Often lauded as 'the next Harry Kane', Liam Delap could be a ready-made answer to Manchester City's striker problem.

At the start of FM22, it may be worth giving Delap the chance to go out on loan, but be sure to keep tracking his progress and don't be afraid to recall him.

A striker destined for the top, Delap could be another player that attempts to break goalscoring records.

Ethan Laird

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Age: 19

Club: Swansea (on loan from Manchester United)

Value: £5 million

FM22 CA/PA: 122/141

Dynamic full-backs are the trend of the day, with many clubs utilising overlapping defenders on their flanks to create nightmares for the opposition.

Ethan Laird is already fulfilling this role extremely well, operating as both a wing-back and a conventional right-back.

Whilst he may be on loan at the start of FM22, don't be surprised if this teenager goes to the very top.

Louie Barry

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Age: 18

Club: Ipswich Town (on loan from Aston Villa)

Value: £200,000

FM22 CA/PA: 97/137

Currently on loan at Ipswich in League One, Louie Barry is a name that many of you may not have heard of.

A pacey, tricky winger who can also operate as a central striker, Barry is another hot prospect to graduate from Aston Villa's academy.

His potential may not be as high as some of the others on this list, but he is certain to be a wonderkid to look for in FM22.

Dane Scarlett

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Age: 17

Club: Tottenham

Value: £100,000

FM22 CA/PA: 110/167

With Harry Kane desperate to leave Tottenham, could Dane Scarlett be his natural successor?

Slightly faster, and less rounded in stats, Scarlett has plenty of scope to grow into one of England's top strikers.

A loan may be a good option in the first season, but you'll want to keep this potential superstar close to home in FM22.

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