24 Nov 2021 11:40 AM +00:00 UTC

Football Manager 2022 Portuguese Wonderkids: Find and sign the next Cristiano Ronaldo in this year's game

Football Manager 2022 has finally arrived, which means it's time to jump in and start scouting the superstar wonderkids of the future.

From rough diamonds to players that could immediately step into your first team, we've got you covered for ten of the best Portuguese wonderkids in Football Manager 2022.

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Nuno Mendes (CA 149 - PA 150-180)

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Age: 19

Club: PSG (on loan from Sporting CP)

Value: £34 - 54 million

Wage: £8,750 a week

A superstar left-back who has already earned his major move, Nuno Mendes is one of the hottest prospects in Football Manager 2022.

With a great array of stats and a ready-made ability to step straight into your starting eleven, investing in Nuno Mendes could be one of the smartest things you do in FM22.

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Tiago Tomas (CA 125 - PA 130-160)

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Age: 19

Club: Sporting CP

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Value: £130,000 - 1.3 million

Wage: £8,750 a week

An exciting young striker looking to emulate a former member of the Sporting academy, Tiago Tomas a lively forward who could bring major results to your club.

His mix of stats and high potential ability make him the perfect wonderkid signing, but can you help this youngster reach his full potential?

Eduardo Quaresma (CA 117 - PA 130-160)

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Age: 19

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Club: TND

Value: £5.4 - 6.6 million

Wage: £2,100 a week

Wonderkid centre-halves don't often come cheap, but Eduardo Quaresma could certainly be the exception to that rule.

A composed defender who is comfortable with the ball at his feet, Quaresma could easily grow into one of Europe's best stoppers.

Fabio Silva (CA 120 - PA 150-180)

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Age: 19

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Club: Wolves

Value: £45 - 70 million

Wage: £35,000 a week

Fabio Silva has been a wonderkid for many years, but he is yet to live up to the early promise that he showed at Porto.

Now looking to break through at Wolves, can you revive this young Portuguese star's career and turn him into a world-beater?

Goncalo Esteves (CA 90 - PA 140-170)

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Age: 17

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Club: Sporting CP

Value: £325,000 - 3.2 million

Wage: £825 a week

A super young, super-fast full back with a great first touch and brilliant passing stats, you need to swoop in for Esteves before his price explodes.

A graduate of the talented Sporting academy, you know the pedigree of this wonderkid is strong, adding to the reasons why we believe he should be top of your shortlist in Football Manager 2022.

Tiago Morais (CA 94 - PA 130-160)

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Age: 18

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Club: BVT

Value: £50,000 - 500,000

Wage: £475 a week

Tiago Morais is a quick striker who has all the credentials to be trained into a world-class winger.

With his finishing stats leaving a lot to be desired, we still think investing in this Portuguese wonderkid could lead to major results in Football Manager 2022.

Rodrigo Gomes (CA 88 - PA 130-160)

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Age: 18

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Club: BRE

Value: £45,000 - 475,000

Wage: £825 a week

A rough diamond who could grow into a superb superstar, Rodrigo Gomes is more than worth taking a punt on.

Certain to bring you a profit in the future, this young winger could easily be classed as one of the best hidden gems in this year's game.

Herculano Nabian (CA 102 - PA 110-140)

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Age: 17

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Club: VTSC

Value: £60,000 - 600,000

Wage: £1,300 a week

Another dangerous wonderkid attacker who could make great strides for your team in FM22, Herculano Nabian has a name that matches his talents.

Whilst he certainly needs some refining, we believe investing in this young Portuguese star could see you secure a real hidden gem.

Helder Sa (CA 88 - PA 100-130)

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Age: 18

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Club: VTSC

Value: £75,000 - 750,000

Wage: £475 a week

A left-back who could be an excellent future signing for any side looking to reach the next level, Helder Sa is a hidden gem with plenty of potential.

Whilst work is needed on the youngster, his phenomenal physical showcase just how much promise this young talent has.

Jose Oliveira (CA 78 - PA 100-130)

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Age: 19

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Club: P. Ferreira

Value: £10,000 - 95,000

Wage: £170 a week

Wonderkid goalkeepers are like gold-dust in Football Manager 2022, and Jose Oliveira is a super-cheap option to bring to your team.

The perfect backup to round into a star, signing this young 'keeper will add an extra layer of depth to your side.

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