The Football Manager 2020 beta is now live for all those that have pre-ordered the game. This means you can get a head-start on your managerial journey.
One of the keys to long-term success in football is having quality players that you can rely on for years to come. With that in mind we have scoured the beta to find the best young players around.
These are guys that already have first-team quality for even the giants of world football and can turn games in an instant. They are all aged from 20 to 23, which means they aren't wonderkids anymore, just supremely talented footballers that will continue to improve ove the next 5 years and will deliver when it counts.
Kylian Mbappe, Paris SG (CA 181 - PA 196)
Position: AM (R), ST
Value: £86 million
Of course Kylian Mbappe is at the top of this group. After graduating from the wonderkids group on his 20th birthday, he is the best young player in FM20.
The World Cup winner boasts 20 pace and acceleration, with 18 flair, off the ball, composure, and dribbling. He's deadly in front of goal with 17 finishing and 16 first touch, and will great too due to his 16 anticipation, 16 decisions, and 16 technique.
Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona (CA 169 - PA 185)
Position: AM (RL), M (RL)
Value: £63 million
As if to emphasis France's glittering future, Mbappe's compatriot Ousmane Dembele is next on our list. The Barcelona winger arrived as a direct replacement for Neymar, but has struggled to fill those boots so far.
In FM20 Dembele possesses electric athleticism with 19 acceleration, 19 agility, and 18 pace. With that comes 18 dribbling, 17 flair, and 16 first touch. He is a creative winger just waiting to take over a league and crush opponents.
Kai Havertz, Bayer 04 (CA 153 - PA 180)
Position: AM (C), M (C)
Value: £34.5 million
Next up is Germany's latest midfield maestro Kai Havertz. He got his debut with Bayer Leverkusen in October 2016 at just 17 and is a key part of the team already.
In FM20 Havertz best quality is his 17 vision, technique, and composure, but he also brings 17 pace, 16 off the ball, 14 passing, and 14 dribbling, showing he can beat a man one-on-one as well as pass the ball around him.
Frenkie de Jong, Barcelona (CA 160 - PA 178)
Position: DM, M (C)
Value: £52 million
Frenkie de Jong is part of the latest class of Ajax graduates that is set to play a huge part in world football. As their do-it-all midfielder last year he helped guide them to the Champions League semi-final before moving to Barcelona in the summer.
The Dutch midfielder is a perfect string-puller from the middle of the park. With 17 first touch, vision, teamwork and 16 anticipation, passing, and technique. He can be the engine room of any team for years to come.
Leroy Sane, Man City (CA 167 - PA 177)
Position: AM (RL), M (RL)
Value: £66 million
Another German, the Man City man came up with Schalke before moving to the Premier League side in 2016.
He has superb 19 pace and 17 acceleration to beat fullbacks along with 17 dribbling and 16 crossing to deliver a killer final product. His 16 flair and 16 vision means he will create plenty of chances.
Leon Bailey, Bayer 04 (CA 151 - PA 175)
Position: AM (RL), M (RL)
Value: £29.5 million
Yet another wide man, Leon Bailey started with Genk in Belgium before moving to Bayer Leverkusen in 2017.
The pacey winger brings 18 acceleration and 18 pace along with 16 dribbling to be a threat out wide. His 17 flair and 15 determination will make him a creative force, while his 13 finishing and 11 passing will improve with time.
Arthur, Barcelona (CA 159 - PA 175)
Position: DM, AM (C), M (C)
Value: £50 million
Coming up with Gremio, Arthur made the move to Barcelona in 2018 to be part of the next great midfield for the Catalan club.
Arthur offers quality in the middle of the park thanks to his 18 passing, 18 anticipation, and 16 first touch. He will move the ball at will and pull all the strings for you. While he can play the DM he is best deployed as a playmaker in the middle.
All the best young players in FM20
|Kylian Mbappé||Paris SG||AM (LR), ST||20||France||181||196|
|Ousmane Dembélé||Barcelona||AM (LR), M (RL)||22||France||169||185|
|Kai Havertz||Bayer 04||AM (C), M (C)||20||Germany||153||180|
|Frenkie de Jong||Barcelona||D (C), DM, M (C)||22||Holland||160||178|
|Leroy Sané||Man City||AM (L), M (L)||23||Germany||167||177|
|Leon Bailey||Bayer 04||AM (LR), M (RL)||21||Jamaica||151||175|
|Gabriel Jesus||Man City||AM (R), ST||22||Brazil||156||175|
|Federico Chiesa||Fiorentina||AM (LR), M (R)||21||Italy||154||173|
|Anthony Martial||Man Utd||AM (L), ST||23||France||152||172|
|Dayot Upamecano||RB Leipzig||D (C)||20||France||135||172|
|Nicolò Barella||Inter||M (C)||22||Italy||149||172|
|Julian Brandt||Borussia Dortmund||AM (LC), M (LC)||23||Germany||152||172|
|Rúben Dias||SLB||D (C)||22||Portugal||150||171|
|Thomas Lemar||A. Madrid||AM (LC), M (L)||23||France||154||171|
|Gonçalo Guedes||Valencia||AM (LR), M (L), ST||22||Portugal||148||171|
|Tanguy Ndombele||Tottenham||DM, M (C)||22||France||145||170|
|Éder Militão||R. Madrid||D (RC), WB (R)||21||Brazil||150||170|
|Lucas Hernández||FC Bayern||D (LC)||23||France||151||170|
|Kieran Tierney||Arsenal||D (L), WB (L)||22||Scotland||146||170|
|Richarlison||Everton||AM (LR), ST||22||Brazil||146||170|
|Trent Alexander-Arnold||Liverpool||D (R), WB (R)||20||England||154||170|
|Luka Jovic||R. Madrid||ST||21||Serbia||156||170|