Football Manager 2023 is nearly here, with brand new headline features announced for this year's game.
FM23 promises to bring exciting new elements to the franchise, but there's one thing that can never be changed.
Signing wonderkids is the lifeblood of any FM save and we've got you covered for the best young centre-backs you can sign in this year's game.
FM23 Wonderkid Centre-Backs
Every FM gaffer knows that you need a true rock at the heart of your defence if you're going to generate any kind of success.
From established stars to those on the rise, these wonderkid centre-backs will fill the role of defensive general for your team for many years to come.
Arguably the most exciting young defender on this list, Gvardiol already has the eyes of the world firmly on him.
Able to reach an insanely high potential if FM23, you could be onto a true winner if your play your cards right.
Ben Nelson is an English defender slowly climbing the ranks at Leicester City, with his development set to go up a notch in the next couple of years.
A loan could do him good, but we recommend you keep a close eye on Nelson's development.
Mosquera may be young, but Valencia are fully aware of the talent they have on their hands.
He may not be as cheap as some of the other options on this list, but there's no doubt that Mosquera could become a true club legend in FM23.
El Chadaille Bitshiabu
PSG has yet another superstar in their ranks, with El Chadaille Bitshiabu ready to explode into one of Europe's top defenders.
A dominant centre-back with all the credentials to become world-class, can you help this man reach the top with club and country?
Another defensive option that won't come cheap, we think Corral is another player you should be watching closely.
Developing with Athletico Madrid and learning the ways of Simeone, Corral could still become one of the best underrated defenders in Europe in Football Manager 2023.
A name that many Football Manager fans will be aware of, Nnamdi Collins has been a certified wonderkid for some time now.
Strong and smart, this Borussia Dortmund youngster won't come cheap, but he could completely change the fortunes of your team moving forward.
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