Getting a hold of a wonderkid is one of the best feelings for any football manager player. Watching this young promising teenager turn into a heavy hitting world renowned player and club legend. These are the top 10 wonderkids you need to sign on FM17.
7 – Jonathan Tah
Jonathan Tah is a german centre back currently playing his football at FC Bayern Leverkusen. Tah can turn into a heavy presence and be a crucial role at the heart of your defence. Being at the age of 20 and already playing for a european ready club he’s already well known throughout europe and such giving him at high price tag of around £15m, Leverkusen can be tricky to get the player off ive seen him move for figures up to £30m-£40m. With that price tag he’s also on a 20k a week contract, what your buying here is still a wonder kid at heart but one which doesn’t need much growth to become a top centre back. He can slot into your team right away
6 – Kenny Tete
Kenny Tete who recently just played against Manchester United in the Europa League final is a jack of all trades player. He can develop into quite the squad player, gaining great attributes which suit a midfielder, centre back and full back. At the age of just 20 you can train him a host of positions to make him a very valuable player to your squad. Playing in the dutch league will mean any premier league or similar level of club will be able to prize him away from Ajax for a reasonable fee of around £7m-£12.5m and on little wage.
5 – Andres Cubas
Our first south american on this list and probably the cheapest too. Andre Cubas currently plays for Boca Juniors and is a defensive midfielder but with a possibility to play higher up the field and is again just 20 years of age. Better to go after this boy right away in my opinion, he’s on a dirt cheap contract with a steal of a transfer value of just £1m, trust me this doesn’t reflect his ability. Andre will not turn into a world beater but for a bottom half premier league club or a championship club looking outside of europe for a marquee signing he’s the perfect one.
4 – Thiago Maia
Brazilian born Thiago Maia currently playing his football at Santos in Brazil has the potential to be a big defensive midfielder in the future being only 19 years old. With the right coaching and coaches he can turn into or even surpass the likes of Khedira, Matic and Busquets. He can cost an average amount for the caliber of player he is at the moment but he is a player who you can train into a crucial midfielder for your team.
3 – Kylian Mbappe
After his breakout season over the past year there isn’t much to say about this man that you don’t already know. It goes without saying the frenchman can and will turn into one of the hottest prospects in europe after a few years. Finding him a tutor for a winger role or a striker role will help him dramatically at surpassing his potential. This will be the last time on football manager you will be able to sign this man for any money under
£40m. On the game Monaco tend to loan him out so you may be in luck for a low transfer fund.
2 – Thomas Lemar
The second player of a Monaco team riddled with young talented frenchmen. On the game Thomas Lemar starts with a high ability and even higher potential he may become expensive if you leave it a few years when Madrid, Barcelona and other giants come for his services. Thomas Lemar at only 20 can become one of the best central attacking midfielders in the game and with the right tutor maybe even the best.
1 – Gabriel Barbosa
Recently signed for Inter milan last summer the player has became a hard player to sign,Playing for a sleeping giant regularly and performing well bring a whole host of clubs looking for his services. At 19 years old he’s a ready made striker and wide man, giving him game time at a big club will help him reach his potential, ive seen this man grow and become a 30-40 goal a year striker each and every save. A one of a kind striker.
What are your favourite football manager wonderkids, let us know below!