24 Nov 2021 2:34 PM +00:00 UTC

Football Manager 2022 Scouting Guide: How to find the next generation of superstars

Football Manager 2022 has finally arrived, which means it's time to start preparing your scouts for another season of wonderkid hunting.

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From regions to staff, we've got you covered as to how to make the most of scouting in Football Manager 2022, and how to ensure that you're recruiting the best players for your team.

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FM22 Scouting

Scouting is a huge part of Football Manager, and we've broken down some of the key sections to ensure that you are recruiting the best talent into your team.

SHORTLIST - Finding and scouting the best players will be key to your success in FM22
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SHORTLIST - Finding and scouting the best players will be key to your success in FM22

The best way to optimize your scouting in Football Manager 2022 is by utilizing your staff and their scouting assignments.

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Scouting Specific Players

One of the easiest ways to optimize your scouting is to scout specific players until your staff attains full knowledge.

By going to a player's profile and scouting them specifically, you will ensure that you are provided with the most accurate and in-depth report possible.

Scouting a player until full knowledge will also allow you to compare a said player to the rest of your squad, giving you the chance to weigh up the value of the transfer.

Scouting Assignments

If you're looking for a certain kind of player, but you don't have any in mind, utilizing your scouting staff and sending them on assignments is a good way to broaden your reach.

From expanding your scouting region to targeting specific players with a particular statistical make-up, scouting assignments are the key to finding those wonderkids and hidden gems.

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Types of Scouting

There are many different types of scouting in Football Manager 2022 and striking a balance will be key to your success.

You can request your scouts search for players with a certain star rating, a certain age range, and also specialize in a certain position.

Balancing your scouting approach will give you a broader outlook on the best players in the game.

AROUND THE WORLD - Increasing your world knowledge will allow you to find better players across the globe
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AROUND THE WORLD - Increasing your world knowledge will allow you to find better players across the globe

Each assignment will also affect your scouting budget depending on location, duration, and specificities.

Naturally, if you're a bigger club with a bigger scouting budget, you will have a head start over the competition when it comes to finding the next big thing.

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Wonderkids

Wonderkids are the lifeblood of Football Manager and there is nothing better than discovering the next best thing.

Scouting wonderkids through specific scouting assignments will ensure that you are recruiting top players for the future.

Here are some helpful guides on the best wonderkids in Football Manager 2022:

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