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Football Manager 2019 wonderkids - Which players to buy

Football Manager 2019 wonderkids - Which players to buy

By Sam Jones

Football Manager 2019 wonderkids - Which players to buy

By Sam Jones - 1st Nov 2018

The soccer starlets that you need in your team

Football Manager 2019 wonderkids - Which players to buy

Football Manager 2019 has a host of handy features in its transfer market and scouting sectors that will help players search the globe for the next superstar - but if you want a head-start on the competition, we've got something that might be of interest to you.

Each year, a number of promising young footballers move into the professional game, destined to reach the biggest leagues and competitions in the world. Critics, experts and scouts have a good understanding of what makes a great player, even at a young age, so it's important to snap up young talent with potential - sometimes for an absolute bargain!

With help from our friends over at fmmobile.net, we've put together a list of the Football Manager 2019 wonderkids that you'll want in your squad. Don't forget to pre-purchase now before launch at midnight (November 2nd) to get 20% off!

Strikers and forwards

Check out the top five rated wonderkids in the strikers and forwards category.

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Pietro Pellegri (AS Monaco)

Age: 17

Value: £1m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Fiete Arp (Hamburger SV)

Age: 18

Value: £3m

Potential: ★★★★★

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/e0a4df56c9894b25386011558269dddeb71611a3_mbappe.png?auto=compress,format

Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain)

Age: 19

Value: £67m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Age: 20

Value: £1m

Potential: ★★★★★

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/94fd12074a1c56189dfcb2a333bb488a4bd22797_rui-pedro.png?auto=compress,format

Rui Pedro (FC Porto)

Age: 20

Value: £194k

Potential: ★★★★★

Wingers and attacking midfielders

Here are the top five rated wonderkids in the wingers and and attacking midfielders category.

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João Félix (Benfica)

Age: 18

Value: £1m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Pedro Neto (Sporting Clube de Braga - on loan to Lazio)

Age: 18

Value: £178k

Potential: ★★★★★

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Phil Foden (Manchester City)

Age: 18

Value: £30m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Rodrygo (Santos Futebol Clube)

Age: 17

Value: £2m

Potential: ★★★★★

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/19dbab27f4d0732af374845ae0b3fbb256a2d609_junior.png?auto=compress,format

Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid)

Age: 17

Value: £4m

Potential: ★★★★★

Central midfielders

Next up, the top five rated wonderkids in the central midfield category.

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Houssem Aouar (Olympique Lyonnais)

Age: 19

Value: £8m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Carles Aleñá (FC Barcelona)

Age: 20

Value: £2m

Potential: ★★★★★

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/1fa0296f6820d70cbafcafba71559c4e02a2cdd1_paqueta.png?auto=compress,format

Lucas Paquetá (Clube de Regatas do Flamengo)

Age: 20

Value: £9m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Arthur (FC Barcelona)

Age: 21

Value: £32m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Benjamin Henrichs (AS Monaco)

Age: 21

Value: £8m

Potential: ★★★★★

Defensive midfielders

Looking for your central men to drop back, here are the top five rated wonderkids in the defensive midfielders category.

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Mickaël Cuisance (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Age: 18

Value: £4m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Arne Maier (Hertha Berlin)

Age: 19

Value: £5m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Amadou Diawara (Napoli)

Age: 20

Value: £18m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Manuel Locatelli (A.C. Milan - on loan to U.S. Sassuolo)

Age: 20

Value: £6m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Renato Sanches (FC Bayern München)

Age: 20

Value: £13m

Potential: ★★★★★

Centre-back defenders

Here are the top five rated wonderkids in the centre-back defenders category.

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Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax)

Age: 18

Value: £7m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Dan-Axel Zagadou (Borussia Dortmund)

Age: 19

Value: £4m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig)

Age: 19

Value: £7m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Filip Benkovic (Celtic)

Age: 20

Value: £8m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Dael Fry (Middlesbrough)

Age: 20

Value: £5m

Potential: ★★★★★

Full-back and wing-back defenders

Our penultimate category looks at the top five rated wonderkids in the full-back and wing-back defenders.

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Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid - on loan at Borussia Dortmund)

Age: 19

Value: £6m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Gian-Luca Itter (VfL Wolfsburg)

Age: 19

Value: £2m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Age: 19

Value: £28m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Éder Militão (FC Porto)

Age: 20

Value: £5m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Felix Passlack (Borussia Dortmund - on loan at Norwich City)

Age: 20

Value: £3m

Potential: ★★★★★

Goalkeepers

Finally, here are the top five rated wonderkids in the goalkeepers category.

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Gianluigi Donnarumma (A.C Milan)

Age: 19

Value: £19m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Alex Meret (Napoli)

Age: 21

Value: £5m

Potential: ★★★★★

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Fábio Silva (FC Porto)

Age: 15

Value: £9k

Potential: ★★★★★

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Alban Lafont (ACF Fiorentina)

Age: 19

Value: £5m

Potential: ★★★★★

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João Victor (Sport Club Internacional)

Age: 17

Value: £18k

Potential: ★★★★½

Pre-purchase your Football Manager 2019 Steam key now to get 20% off before launch on November 2nd!

Football Manager 2019 wonderkids - Which players to buy

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