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PES 2019 Wonderkids: All the best players to sign on Master League

Need a wonderkid to build your Master League team around for the future? We bring you ALL the best wonderkids to sign on PES 2019.

Alastair Pusinelli by Alastair Pusinelli

There is no better feeling for a coach than seeing a young player grow into one of the world’s best. This no different on PES 2019 Master League, with the current crop of young stars ready to take over the mantle from messieurs Ronaldo and Messi in a few years’ time.

What is a wonderkid?

The following players are all aged 23 and under. They all have starting OPRs (overall points ratings) of at least 82, meaning they will become the best players on the game in the years ahead. We have also marked the players’ estimated development (DEV) to show what their OPR will be in three seasons’ time. Look to play these wonderkids regularly and use them in training to see them improve and make the most of their potential. 

Kylian Mbappe (OPR 86 – DEV 89)

Age: 20
Position: RWF
Club: Paris Saint-Germain
Country: France
Value: £24.4 million (Release fee: £32.2 million)
Salary: £5 million
Best abilities: 92 explosive power, 90 speed, 89 dribbling

Perhaps the hottest footballing property on the planet, Kylian Mbappe is certifiably world class at the age of just 20. The right winger made the £140 million switch from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain last year, scoring 24 goals having transitioned from a more conventional striker. He then went to the World Cup with France, winning the tournament and claiming the best young player award after scoring three goals, including a strike in the final.

On PES 2019, Mbappe has an 86 OPR which we expect to hit 89 by the time he is 23. This means that this young star has the potential to usurp the 94 ratings of Messi and Ronaldo on the game. For his stats of 92 explosive power, 90 speed and 89 dribbling you will need to match his very generous £33.2 million release fee and a salary of just under £5 million. 

Joshua Kimmich (OPR 86 – DEV 88)

Age: 23
Position: RB
Club: Other*
Country: Germany
Value: £15.8 million
Salary: £1.8 million
Best abilities: 88 stamina, 85 low pass, 84 unwavering balance

A man who has taken the Bundesliga by storm is Joshua Kimmich. The 23-year-old transitioned from a central midfielder to right back at Bayern Munich, and has added goals to his game, scoring 15 times in the past two seasons. He will be the cornerstone of the German national team after their failure in Russia this summer.

With Bayern Munich not on PES, Kimmich is marked as ‘other’ meaning you will still need to pay a transfer fee for him. You will probably need just over £25 million to sign him, with a salary of £1.5 million. That will get you the defender’s 86 OPR and stats of 88 stamina, 85 low pass and 84 unwavering balance. 

Gabriel Jesus (OPR 85 – DEV 87)

Age: 21
Position: CF
Club: Man Blue (Manchester City)
Country: Brazil
Value: £19.7 million (Release fee: £20.1 million)
Salary: £3.5 million
Best abilities: 93 unwavering balance, 90 explosive power, 86 attacking prowess

Over to the Premier League, and where we find the lethal Gabriel Jesus. The 21-year-old Brazilian has 25 goals in less than one and a half seasons in England, contending with, and often selected ahead of, Sergio Aguero (OPR 88) under manager Pep Guardiola. 

Olympic gold medallist Jesus has abilities of 93 unwavering balance, 90 explosive power and 86 attacking prowess on the game, aiding his 85 OPR. This should rise to 87 over the next three years, so you should consider paying the £40 million needed to sign him along with £3.5 million wages. 

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (OPR 85 – DEV 87)

Age: 23
Position: CMF
Club: Lazio
Country: Serbia
Value: £20.8 million
Salary: £3.9 million
Best abilities: 88 ball control, 87 physical contact, 85 kicking power

Unheard of 18 months ago, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has taken Serie A by storm in this dangerous Lazio side. The Serbian scored 14 goals last season along with nine assists, causing Manchester United to pay heavy interest in him. One more strong season and expect him to be on his way to a European heavyweight. 

The 23-year-old Milinkovic-Savic has a release fee of £27 million on Master League, an absolute steal for his 85 OPR. A salary of £3.9 million will get you his 88 ball control, 87 physical contact and 85 kicking power, which will grow as he grows to an 87 OPR in the next three years.

Leroy Sane (OPR 85 – DEV 86)

Age: 22
Position: LWF
Club: Man Blue (Manchester City)
Country: Germany
Value: £19.7 million (Release fee: £22.8 million)
Salary: £3.5 million
Best abilities: 95 speed, 92 explosive power, 89 dribbling

One of the biggest stories from the World Cup was that Leroy Sane wasn’t there after netting 14 goals and adding a further 19 assists in Manchester City’s title-winning, record-breaking season. Germany rued that omission as they crashed out at the group stage, they will look to the 22-year-old Sane to reignite the side moving forward.

£22.8 million is all you need to sign Sane on Master League, a snip for his 95 speed, 92 explosive power and 89 dribbling. Those abilities give him an 85 OPR which will grow to 86 and beyond, for which you will need a £3.5 million salary.

Timo Werner (OPR 85 – DEV 86)

Age: 22
Position: CF
Club: Other*
Country: Germany
Value: £15.7 million
Salary: £2 million
Best abilities: 94 explosive power, 92 speed, 86 unwavering balance

Timo Werner went to the World Cup with Germany but couldn’t continue the form he had shown for Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig for two seasons. He hit 21 goals in each of the last two campaigns, and you sense he will be the man to succeed Robert Lewandowski (OPR 90) at Bayern Munich in the near future. 

The 22-year-old Werner’s stats of 94 explosive power, 92 speed and 86 unwavering balance make him a serious asset on the counter-attack, and you’d be looking at a price of close to £30 million for his 85 OPR. His current salary stands at £2 million a year.

Marco Asensio (OPR 84 – DEV 86)

Age: 22
Position: LMF
Club: MD White (Real Madrid)
Country: Spain
Value: £18.7 million (Release fee: £21.6 million)
Salary: £3.4 million
Best abilities: 91 ball control, 90 kicking power, 88 dribbling

A very talented footballer, and with Cristiano Ronaldo gone from Real Madrid, it may just be Marco Asensio’s chance to shine. The 22-year-old’s form was the reason why James Rodriguez (OPR 87) went out on loan to Bayern Munich, with Spanish international Asensio bagging 13 goals and 20 assists in his first three La Liga seasons.

Left midfielder Asensio holds abilities of 91 ball control, 90 kicking power and 88 dribbling on PES 2019, helping him to an 84 OPR. All you need is £21.6 million to match his release fee, and a salary of £3.4 million. That will get you his 84 OPR, which should grow to at least 86. 

Leon Bailey (OPR 84 – DEV 86)

Age: 21
Position: LWF
Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Country: Jamaica
Value: £18.4 million
Salary: £3.3 million
Best abilities: 96 explosive power, 94 speed, 85 dribbling

A terrifying winger, Jamaican Leon Bailey holds great pace and a superb left foot. The 21-year-old scored 12 times and added a further six assists last season, causing a lot of interest from Premier League heavyweights Chelsea in the summer. Bailey has signed a new contract with Bayer Leverkusen, however, so expect him to remain in Germany for a few more seasons.

Bailey’s 84 OPR is made of 96 explosive power, 94 speed and 85 dribbling which can improve to at least 86. To sign him, you are looking at a price around £28 million, with a salary of £3.3 million. 

Niklas Sule (OPR 84 – DEV 86)

Age: 23
Position: CB
Club: Other
Country: Germany
Value: £14.8 million
Salary: £1.9 million
Best abilities: 91 header, 90 physical contact, 90 ball winning

Given the performances of Jerome Boateng (OPR 88) for Germany at the World Cup, expect Niklas Sule is start ahead of the defender for both club and country moving forward. Sule is a mountain of a man, standing at 195 cm tall, and playing alongside Mats Hummels (OPR 89) can take him into the world class bracket.

Sule’s stats of 91 header, 90 physical contact and 90 ball winning give him an 84 OPR which we expect to improve to 86 within three seasons. To sign him you will only need around £23 million, with a salary just under £2 million a year.

Dele Alli (OPR 84 – DEV 85)

Age: 22
Position: AMF
Club: North East London (Tottenham Hotspur)
Country: England
Value: £18.2 million (Release fee: £21.1 million)
Salary: £3.2 million
Best abilities: 88 stamina, 85 attacking prowess, 85 ball control

It may be surprising to see Dele Alli as a wonderkid, but the England international is still just 22 years’ old. The attacking midfielder already has three full seasons with Tottenham, two with MK Dons, two international tournaments and 30 England caps under his belt, giving him a lot of experience for a man of his age. 

The talented Alli has an 84 OPR on this year’s PES, which should grow to 85 by the time he is 25. You may need close to £30 million to snatch him from Spurs’ grasp, and you will need to increase his £3.2 million salary for his 88 stamina, 85 attacking prowess and 85 ball control. 

More PES 2019 wonderkids

Player

Age

Pos

Club

Country

OPR

DEV

V (£)

S (£)

Jose Maria Gimenez

23

CB

KB Red White
(Atletico Madrid)

Uruguay

84

85

19m

3.3m

Leon Goretzka

23

CMF

Other

Germany

84

84

15m

1.9m

Naby Keita

23

CMF

Liverpool

Guinea

83

86

19m

3.6m

Mile Skriniar

23

CB

Inter Milan

Slovenia

83

85

18m

3.5m

Gianluigi Donnarumma

19

GK

AC Milan

Italy

83

85

18m

3.5m

Ousmane Dembele

21

RWF

Barcelona

France

83

85

19m

3.7m

Goncalo Guedes

22

LWF

Other

Portugal

83

85

12m

1m

Hirving Lozano

23

LWF

PSV

Mexico

83

85

16m

2.7m

J. De Paula

19

AMF

Floskrule

Colombia

83

84

15m

2m

Thomas Lemar

23

LMF

KB Red White
(Atletico Madrid)

France

83

84

19m

3.7m

Adrien Rabiot

23

CMF

PSG

France

83

84

18m

3.2m

Cristian Pavon

22

RWF

Boca Juniors

Argentina

82

84

17m

3.2m

Hector Bellerin

23

RB

Arsenal

Spain

82

84

18m

3.4m

Julian Brandt

22

LWF

Bayer Leverkusen

Germany

82

84

18m

3.5m

Alessio Romagnoli

23

CB

AC Milan

Italy

82

84

18m

3.5m

Malcom

21

RWF

Barcelona

Brazil

82

84

18m

3.5m

Rony Lopes

23

RMF

Monaco

Portugal

82

84

19m

4m

Andreas Christensen

22

CB

London FC (Chelsea)

Denmark

82

83

18m

3.5m

Anthony Martial

23

LMF

Man Red (Man United)

France

82

83

16m

3m

Davinson Sanchez

22

CB

North East London (Spurs)

Colombia

82

83

16m

2.9m

Keita Balde

23

RMF

Inter Milan

Senegal

82

83

17m

3.4m

Clement Lenglet

23

CB

Barcelona

France

82

83

18m

3.5m

Jose Gaya

23

LB

ED White Orange (Valencia)

Spain

82

83

17m

3.1m

Pablo Fornals

22

AMF

ED Yellow (Villarreal)

Spain

82

83

16m

2.8m

Lucas Hernandez

22

CB

KB Red White
(Atletico Madrid)

France

82

83

16m

3m

Rodri

22

DMF

KB Red White (Atletico Madrid)

Spain

82

83

15m

2.5m

Aleksandr Golovin

22

CMF

Monaco

Russia

82

83

17m

3m

Presnel Kimpembe

23

CB

PSG

France

82

83

15m

2.5m

Giovani Lo Celso

22

CMF

PSG

Argentina

82

83

15m

2.5m

Jonathan Tah

22

CB

Bayer Leverkusen

Germany

82

83

16m

3m

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Alastair Pusinelli

First console: GameBoy Color / Favourite Game: Assassin's Creed 2 / Currently playing: Football Manager 2020

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