18 Oct 2021 8:40 AM +00:00

FM22 Wonderkids: Turn these youngsters into legends

Football Manager 2022 is less than a month away, so it's time to compile your shortlists and start scouting the next generation.

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With the announcement of some brand new features hitting the headlines, are you ready for another season of ups and downs?

LATEST - Wonderkid Wingers

Want to know who the best wonderkid wingers will be ahead of the official release of FM22? Look no further.

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WONDERKID WINGERS - These players will light up your FM22 save

Click here for the full list of wonderkid wingers.

New Features Deep-Dive

With just over a month until the full release of the game, new features are starting to be revealed.

The FM22 developers recently sat down to talk about the new features hitting the game this year.

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Click to discover everything we know about FM22

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Finding Wonderkids

The following players will all be teenagers at the start of FM22.

These youngster should have a decent current ability (CA), but more importantly extremely high potential ability (PA).

You can view CA & PA in the Football Manager Editor.

Eduardo Camavinga

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UNITED TARGET - Snap him up quick before someone else does

Age: 18

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Position: DM, M(C)

Club: Real Madrid

Value: £20 million

FM21 CA / PA: 136 / 170-200

Rennes star midfielder Eduardo Camavinga was a must-have in last year's game and Football Manager 2022 will be no different.

Now at Real Madrid, the 18-year-old is one of only three players to have made 200+ tackles in Europe’s top five leagues since the start of the 2019/2020 season.

Youssoufa Moukoko

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HUGE PRESSURE - Regarded one of the best wonderkids ever

Age: 16

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Position: ST

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Value: £1.1 million

FM21 CA / PA: 115 / 170-200

Football Manager fans rejoiced when Moukoko was added to the game in the winter update last year, and it’s easy to see why.

On Football Manager 2021, at just 15 years old, Moukoko already had 15 finishing, 14 dribbling, and 13 acceleration which only improved as the years went on.

Moukoko was so highly regarded he was even dubbed the “best wonderkid in FM history” – no pressure for this year’s game.

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Ansu Fati

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REPLACEMENT - Fati looks set to be Barca's hero after Messi

Age: 18

Position: AM(RL), ST

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Club: Barcelona

Value: £54 million

FM21 CA / PA: 148 / 160-190

Ansu Fati is far from an unknown at this point having already played over 40 games for Barcelona but that does not stop him from being a wonderkid.

Although you may have to break the banking signing this18-year-old, he’s worth every penny.

A natural on the wings or up top and with 19 flair, 17 agility, and 16 dribbling on last year’s game, Fati is guaranteed to dance around opposition players like they’re not even there.

Pedri

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YOUNG STAR - Pedri is already proving he's one of the best

Age: 18

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Position: M(C), AM(RLC)

Club: Barcelona

Value: £16 million

FM21 CA / PA: 143 / 160-190

Another Barcelona wonderkid who is currently proving he’s definitely one for the future with Spain at Euro 2020.

In Football Manager 2022, Pedri could even move into that 170 – 200 PA range as he played most games for Barcelona last season which has only helped him develop even further.

Despite commanding a hefty price tag, Pedri could become your team's next Andres Iniesta.

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Ilaix Moriba

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HAT-TRICK - The third Barca player to feature in this list

Age: 18

Position: M(C)

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Club: RB Leipzig

Value: £3.2 million

FM21 CA / PA: 125 / 160-190

One of the young players Barcelona has had to offload to balance their books - Ilaix Moriba will now at least get regular game time at RB Leipzig.

The former Spanish U17 international made 14 appearances for Barca last season, and will look to follow much of Leipzig's production line, which includes Joshua Kimmich, Timo Werner, Marcel Sabizter, Naby Keita and Dayot Upamecano.

Yusuf Demir

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HIDDEN GEM - Could be a bargain in next year's game

Age: 18

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Position: AM(RC)

Club: Barcelona (on loan from Rapid Vienna)

Value: £800,000

FM21 CA / PA: 112 / 160-190

Football Manager fans will recognise his name from last year’s game, and he looks set to remain a wonderkid having played 25 times in the Austrian Bundesliga last season.

Whether you play him as an inverted winger or as an advanced playmaker, it will be interesting to see how Demir fairs on his loan move to a new-look Barcelona.

Mason Greenwood

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FIREPOWER - Greenwood has netted 20 Premier League goals as a teenager

Age: 19

Position: ST, AM (R)

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Club: Manchester United

Value: £30 million

FM21 CA / PA: 140 / 172

Mason Greenwood had a tricky period last season, but the young Man Utd forward recovered to finish with 12 goals in all competitions.

The England international now has the opportunity to learn off Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford, which could allow the 19-year-old to explode in the coming years.

Jude Bellingham

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THREE LIONS - England's brightest young prospect

Age: 18

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Position: M(C), AM(C)

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Value: £4.2 million

FM21 CA / PA: 131 / 150-180

Having made England’s squad for Euro 2020 and featuring in 46 games for Borussia Dortmund last season, Bellingham looks to be a top prospect on Football Manager 2022.

Bellingham probably won’t come cheap, but is certainly a young English talent to invest in for the future.

Rayan Cherki

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ONE TO WATCH - Bright future awaits Rayan

Age: 17

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Position: AM(LC)

Club: Lyon

Value: £600,000

FM21 CA / PA: 106 / 150-180

Cherki is not a household name right now, but he can definitely turn into one in your Football Manager saves.

Despite only being 17, Cherki played in 27 games for Olympique Lyon in Ligue 1 last season and will hopefully build on that next year.

Bukayo Saka

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LITTLE CHILLI - Saka has emerged in the last 12 months to become an

Age: 19

Position: AMR (RL), WB (L)

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Club: Arsenal

Value: £600,000

FM21 CA / PA: 106 / 150-180

12 months ago, Bukayo Saka had 42 Arsenal games behind him, and was earmarked as a one to watch for the season ahead.

The 19-year-old then bagged eight assists and nine goals in a struggling Arsenal side, and with the flexibility of being to operate as a wing-back, midfielder and winger - he found himself in England's Euro 2020 squad, and didn't disappoint.

All potential FM22 wonderkids

Player Pos. Club Value Age FM21 CA FM21 PA/RANGE
Eduardo CamavingaDM, M(C)Real Madrid£20m18136170 - 200
Yousouffa MoukokoSTBorussia Dortmund£1.1m16115170 - 200
Mason GreenwoodSTMan Utd£30m19140172
Ansu FatiAM(RL), STBarcelona£54m18148160 - 190
PedriM(C), AM(RLC)Barcelona£16.25m18143160 - 190
Ilaix MoribaM(C)RB Leipzig£3.2m18125160 - 190
Yusuf DemirAM(RC)Barcelona*£800k18112160 - 190
Jude BellinghamM(C), AM(C)Borussia Dortmund£4.2m18131150 - 180
Rayon CherkiAM(LC)Lyon£600k17106150 - 180
Scarlett DaneSTSpurs£115k1797150 - 180
Bukayo SakaWB(L), AM(RL)Arsenal£30m19145165
Gio ReynaM(C), AM(C)Borussia Dortmund£5m18135150 - 180
Yeremi PinoAM(RL)Villarreal£5m18130150 - 180
Ryan GravenberchM(C), AM(C)Ajax£7.75m19134150 - 180
Mohamed IhattarenAM(RLC)Sampdoria*£5.5m19130150 - 180
Nuno MendesD(L), WB(L)PSG*£11m19138150 - 180

*Denotes on loan