Football Manager 2022 is less than a month away, so it's time to compile your shortlists and start scouting the next generation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Position: AM(RL), ST
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.
Position: M(C), AM(RLC)
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.
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.
Club: Barcelona (on loan from Rapid Vienna)
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.
Position: ST, AM (R)
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.
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.
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.
Position: AMR (RL), WB (L)
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 Camavinga||DM, M(C)||Real Madrid||£20m||18||136||170 - 200|
|Yousouffa Moukoko||ST||Borussia Dortmund||£1.1m||16||115||170 - 200|
|Mason Greenwood||ST||Man Utd||£30m||19||140||172|
|Ansu Fati||AM(RL), ST||Barcelona||£54m||18||148||160 - 190|
|Pedri||M(C), AM(RLC)||Barcelona||£16.25m||18||143||160 - 190|
|Ilaix Moriba||M(C)||RB Leipzig||£3.2m||18||125||160 - 190|
|Yusuf Demir||AM(RC)||Barcelona*||£800k||18||112||160 - 190|
|Jude Bellingham||M(C), AM(C)||Borussia Dortmund||£4.2m||18||131||150 - 180|
|Rayon Cherki||AM(LC)||Lyon||£600k||17||106||150 - 180|
|Scarlett Dane||ST||Spurs||£115k||17||97||150 - 180|
|Bukayo Saka||WB(L), AM(RL)||Arsenal||£30m||19||145||165|
|Gio Reyna||M(C), AM(C)||Borussia Dortmund||£5m||18||135||150 - 180|
|Yeremi Pino||AM(RL)||Villarreal||£5m||18||130||150 - 180|
|Ryan Gravenberch||M(C), AM(C)||Ajax||£7.75m||19||134||150 - 180|
|Mohamed Ihattaren||AM(RLC)||Sampdoria*||£5.5m||19||130||150 - 180|
|Nuno Mendes||D(L), WB(L)||PSG*||£11m||19||138||150 - 180|
*Denotes on loan