Do you want to know who the best FM20 wonderkids are? The newest entry in the football management games series, like previous years, has a wealth of potentially world-class players to keep tabs on. Sifting through these future prospects to find the best ones to sign can take a long time, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll find the right ones to bring to your club.
That’s where we come in. We’ve put in the work on the training ground so you don’t have to. In our FM20 wonderkids guide, you’ll find plenty of superb starlets to run the rule over and sign for the future. You wouldn’t want to get dragged into any bidding wars or miss out on the next global star now, would you?
We’ve picked out a few players you’ll certainly have heard of, as well as some under-the-radar youngsters who you’ll certainly want to invest in. We’ve earmarked our stand-out player in each category too but, if you’d prefer to sign any of the others listed below, we won’t judge you.
FM20 wonderkids: goalkeepers
It would be remiss of us to include Gianluigi Donnarumma in this list. He’s the best of the bunch, after all, but his price might be too high for your club. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, you’d do well to look at Osasuna’s Ivan Martinez. He shouldn’t cost too much and, with a few loan moves under his belt, he’d be a superb custodian for you for seasons to come. A five-star rated goalkeeper that you should check out – and at the age of 17 you’ll get years of work out of this chap.
|Gianluigi Donnarumma||20||AC Milan||Italy||£29m|
|Manuel Gasparini||17||Inter Milan||Italy||£105,000|
|Marcus Dewhurst||18||Sheffield United||England||£130,000|
|Alessandro Plizzari||19||AC Milan||Italy||£575,000|
FM20 wonderkids: full-backs
There are a few names you’ll be familiar with here, but our stand-out candidate is Josha Vagnoman. The wing-back’s versatility allows him to play on both flanks, so he’ll be a great addition to your squad. He might cost a bit more than the listed price, but he’s got plenty of potential to grow into and will be a solid investment. If you want a pacy defender with good work rate and crossing, he’s your guy.
|Josha Vagnoman||18||Hamburger SV||German||£1.4m|
|Gian-Luca Itter||20||SC Freiburg||German||£2.1m|
FM20 wonderkids: centre-backs
Want a centre-back option who’ll be a top player for over a decade? Atletico Madrid’s Nehuen Perez is the one for you. He won’t be cheap, and he’s out on loan at the start of every save. However, you can negotiate with Atletico and agree to buy him at the end of the season. With solid numbers in all of the typical centre-back attributes, the 18-year-old is one to keep an eye on. He has great determination too so he’s certain to improve. Defenders are increasingly pricey, so this really isn’t a bad investment.
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FM20 wonderkids: midfielders
There are lots of wonderkid midfielders this year, but Eduardo Camavinga is our number one choice. The 16-year-old defensive midfielder, who can also play in the centre of the park, is a superb all-rounder and you’ll be able to mould him into any player you want. He’s on £10,000-a-week at Rennes, so he might be a tad expensive to sign. If you land him, though, he’ll run your engine room for the next 20 years.
|Kai Havertz||20||Bayer Leverkusen||German||£34.5m
|Sergio Gomez||18||Borussia Dortmund||Spain||£2.3m
|Phil Foden||18||Manchester City||England||£34.5m
FM20 wonderkids: wingers
Wingers are normally the second most-expensive players to buy in real life and Football Manager. Why not get a cheap wideman with bags of potential straight away then? Lyon’s teenage sensation Rayan Cherki is one to watch if you don’t want to pay the big bucks for an established name. A forward who can play across the attacking line and with amazing flair, technique, and determination. Definitely one to snap him up as soon as possible.
|Vinicius Junior||18||Real Madrid
|Jadon Sancho||19||Borussia Dortmund
FM20 wonderkids: strikers
You’ll know most names in this section, but those household names will cost eye watering amounts to lure away. Try and get your hands on Inter’s Sebastiano Esposito instead. The powerful frontman is already a decent striker and, with the right guidance, will be a defender’s nightmare for seasons to come.
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Get him now while there’s no bidding wars for his services and you’ll get a marksman with superb physical and mental attributes for his age.
And there’s the complete list of FM20 wonderkids to start acquiring for your lower league project. A perfect group of chaps to compliment your FM 20 tactics.
Of course we will be updating this Football Manager 2020 guide shortly with the full potential stats as soon as the FM20 in-game editor launches, but for launch day this should suit your needs.
While you may have heard of some of these starlets, we’ve tried to look around a bit and dig up some unknown gems so you can pretend you know all about Brasileiro Série B and Norwegian Eliteserien like you’ve got a subscription to Mundial.