FM22 Wonderkids: The BEST young stars to use in this year's game

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Football Manager 2022 is here, which means you can jump in now and sign the best young talents to fire your team to success.

We've got you covered for everything you need to know about the FM22's hottest wonderkids, including the best players to use following the Winter Update.


FM22 Winter Update Wonderkids

The Football Manager 2022 Winter Update is here, bringing with it a host of bug fixes, staff switches and real-life transfer dealings.

The winter update has also introduced a BRAND NEW wonderkid into the game, as well as boosting some already established young stars.

READ - FM22 Winter Update Wonderkids

Eduardo Camavinga (CA 136 - PA Range 170-200)

ONE TO WATCH - Camavinga is set to teat up La Liga for the next decade

Age: 18


Position: M (C), DM

Club: Real Madrid

Value: £58-73 million

Wage: £127,000 a week

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.

Ilaix Moriba (CA 135 - PA Range 170-200)

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY - Barca's financial situation forced them to sell prospect Moriba

Age: 18

Position: M (C), DM, AM (C)

Club: RB Leipzig

Value: £77-93 million

Wage: £25,000 a week

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.


Youssoufa Moukoko (CA 121 - PA Range 170-200)

BRACE FOR IMPACT - Moukoko has ripped up FM ever since he joined the game last winter

Age: 16

Position: ST (C)

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Value: £37-44 million

Wage: £5,000 a week


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

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

Mason Greenwood (CA 148 - PA 178)

LETHAL - Expect Mason Greenwood to lead the line for United in a few years' time

Age: 19

Position: ST, AM (R)

Club: Manchester United

Value: £47-70 million

Wage: £75,000 a week

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.

Pedri (CA 155 - PA 175)

WORLD AT HIS FEET - Pedri is already a Ballon d'Or nominee

Age: 18

Position: AM (CRL), M (C)

Club: Barcelona

Value: £70-87 million

Wage: £66,000 a week

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.


Ansu Fati (CA 149 - PA Range 160-190)

BACK FOR GOOD - Ansu Fati has returned from injury and is ready to light up La Liga

Age: 18

Position: AM (LR), ST

Club: Barcelona

Value: £54-87 million

Wage: £105,000 a week


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 this 18-year-old, he’s worth every penny.

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

Jamal Musiala (CA 147 - PA Range 160-190)

MAGIC MUSIALA - The youngster is already pushing for a starting space at Bayern

Age: 18

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Position: AM (CRL), M (C)

Club: Bayern Munich

Value: £50-62 million

Wage: £82,000 a week

Jamal Musiala had a decision to make last season, and with a clearer path to international football with the German national team, the England U21 international collected to play for Die Mannschaft - and made their squad for Euro 2020.

The youngster played for Bayern Munich an incredible 37 times last term, netting 7 goals and could explode in the coming years.

Jude Bellingham (CA 143 - PA Range 160-190)

HEY JUDE - Brimingham City retired the 22 shirt when he left the club aged just 17

Age: 18

Position: M (C), DM

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Value: £96-115 million

Wage: £49,000 a week

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.


Karim Adeyemi (CA 134 - PA Range 160-190)

NEXT IN LINE - Adeyemi should have more Salzburg goals than Haaland by Christmas

Age: 19

Position: ST (C), AM (R)

Club: RB Salzburg

Value: £11.5-17 million

Wage: £7,000 a week


Following in the footsteps of Erling Haaland ar RB Salzburg, expect Karim Adeyemi to explode in the coming seasons.

He may have only scored 9 goals last term, but the German international has already bagged 14 in 18 games so far this season.

Yusuf Demir (CA 130 - PA Range 160-190)

RAPID RISE - Demir scored nine goals in his first season at Rapid Vienna

Age: 18

Position: AM (CRL), ST (C)

Club: Barcelona (on loan from Rapid Vienna)

Value: £10.5-13 million

Wage: £3,000 a week

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.

ALL the best wonderkids in Football Manager 2022

Player Age Pos Club Value Wage CA PA
Eduardo Camavinga18DM, M (C)R. Madrid£65m£75k148>170
Ilaix Moriba18M (C), DM, AM (C)RB Leipzig£85m£25k135>170
Yousouffa Moukoko16STBorussia Dortmund£40m£5k121>170
Mason Greenwood19ST, AM (R)Manchester UFC£59m£75k148178
Pedri19AM (CRL), M (C)Barcelona£80m£66k155175
Ansu Fati18AM (LR), STBarcelona£70m£105k149>160
Jamal Musiala18AM (CRL), M (C)Bayern Munich£56m£82k147>160
Jude Bellingham18M (C), DMBorussia Dortmund£105m£49k143>160
Karim Adeyemi19ST, AM (R)RB Salzburg£14m£7k134<160
Yusuf Demir18AM (CRL), STRapid Vienna*£12m£3k130<160
Bukayo Saka19AM (LR), WB (L)Arsenal£67m£30k150168
Nuno Mendes19WB (L), D (L)Sporting CP*£42m£9k149<150
Florian Wirtz18AM (C), M (C)Bayer Leverkusen£68m£41k142<150
Giovanni Reyna18AM (CL), M (CL)Borussia Dortmund£50m£41k140<150
Noni Madueke19AM (RLC), M (RL)PSV Eindhoven£32m£12k139<150
Ryan Gravenberch19M (C), AM (C), DMAjax£46m£49k137<150
Yeremy Pino18AM (RLC), STVillarreal£26m£18k135<150
Josko Gvardiol19D (CL)RB Leipzig£36m£21k135<150
Harvey Elliott18AM (RLC), M (C)Liverpool£34m£20k131<150
Gavi16M (C), AM (C) DMBarcelona£47m£3k130<150
Jeremy Doku19AM (LR), STStade Rennais£54m£13k129<150
Nicolo Rovella19M (C), DMZebre*£22m£31k129<150
Tino Livramento18D (R), WB (R)Southampton£54m£10k128<150
Tanguy Nianzou19D (C), DM, M (C)Bayern Munich£20m£66k128<150
Samuele Ricci19M (C), DMEmpoli£9m£30k127<150
Joao Pedro19ST, AM (RL)Watford£41m£30k126<150
Reinier19AM (C)R. Madrid B*£38m£6k125<150

*Denotes on loan