Football Manager 2022 has finally arrived, which means it's time to start assembling your superstar team ahead of the new season.
Check below to discover the ten best wonderkid defensive midfielders in Football Manager 2022.
FM22 Wonderkid Defensive Midfielders (DM)
Any long-term Football Manager player will know that it's vitally important to have a rock solid midfielder at the heart of your team.
From prospects with bags of potential to those already playing at the top level, you need these wonderkid players in your team.
Ryan Gravenberch (CA 137 - PA 150-180)
Value: £35 million
Wage: £48,500 a week
A superstar in the making, rising out of the Ajax academy, the future for Ryan Gravenberch looks to be very bright indeed.
Whilst his valuation might be high, we think this superstar Dutch prospect is worth every penny in Football Manager 2022.
Eduardo Camavinga (CA 136 - PA 170-200)
Club: Real Madrid
Value: £72 million
Wage: £20,000 a week
There aren't many superlatives that haven't already been written about Eduardo Camavinga, but we'll try anyway.
A dynamic midfielder with a phenomenal range of stats, Camavinga is a ready-made genius who is only set to improve as time progresses. If you get the chance, you need to snap him up.
Ilaix Moriba (CA 135 - PA 170-200)
Club: RB Leipzig
Value: £84 million
Barcelona were incredibly reluctant to let Ilaix Moriba depart the club when Leipzig came calling, but their financial situation dictated that he must be sold.
Now a star in the German leagues, Moriba is set to flourish into one of the most dominant defensive midfielders in the world.
Kenneth Taylor (CA 119 - PA 140-170)
Value: £2 million
Wage: £2,100 a week
Another Dutch wonderkid currently plying his trade for Ajax, Kenneth Taylor is a versatile player who could become a real hidden gem in Football Manager 2022.
His physical and mental stats already look impressive, and there's no doubt that this young star is only set to grow as the season's progress.
Aster Vranckx (CA 116 - PA 140-170)
Club: Vfl Wolfsburg
Value: £13 million
The Belgian golden generation may not be as hot as it was a few years ago, but Aster Vranckx certainly represents food for excitement.
A tough tackling, intelligent player with a high potential rating, Vrancx is a player that you need to try and sign in Football Manager 2022.
Moises Caicedo (CA 118 - PA 140-170)
Club: Beerschot (on loan from Brighton)
Value: £13 million
Wage: £10,000 a week
Brighton is a team that relies on their next generation to prosper in order to maintain their Premier League status, and Moises Caicedo looks like a player that could certainly help them on that front.
He may be on loan in Belgium looking for a kick-start in his career, but we think you should be keeping a very close eye on his development.
Albert Sambi-Lakonga (CA 137 - PA 165)
Value: £31 million
Recently arriving at Arsenal with a point to prove, Albert-Sambi-Lakonga could easily develop into one of the best midfielders in Europe.
With an excellent range of stats backing up his high valuation, we think the Belgian powerhouse could become a real star in Football Manager 2022.
Oliver Skipp (CA 135 - PA 140-170)
Value: £36 million
Hopes are high for Oliver Skipp following a successful loan spell at Norwich City last year.
The young English midfielder has bags of talent and he could easily follow the likes of Winks and Kane in becoming regular starters for Tottenham in the Premier League.
Nicolo Rovella (CA 129 - PA 150-180)
Club: Genoa (on loan from Zebre)
Value: £22 million
Wage: £30,000 a week
We've already witnessed the incredible depth of talent that Italy possesses, and that's only set to improve with players like Nicolo Rovella rising through their ranks.
An intelligent player with a good eye for a pass, it's hard to look past Rovella as one of the most exciting wonderkids in Football Manager 2022.
Nohan Kenneh (CA 87 - PA 110-140)
Value: £2.5 million
Wage: £4,000 a week
A player that has been a bit of a hidden gem in past Football Manager instalments, we think Nohan Kenneh could once again shine in this year's game.
Learning under Bielsa and possessing a high potential rating, we think Kenneh is a player that should be right at the top of your wonderkid shortlist in Football Manager 2022.