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The wonderkids of Football Manager 2018 - Which players should you buy

The wonderkids of Football Manager 2018 - Which players should you buy

By Sam Jones

The wonderkids of Football Manager 2018 - Which players should you buy

By Sam Jones - 15th Nov 2017

Which young stars have the potential to be great players

The wonderkids of Football Manager 2018 - Which players should you buy

Entering the transfer market in Football Manager 2018 might be daunting at first, as you search for the right players to help your team progress in the league and cup competitions.

Do you look for experience and leaders to inspire your team to victory, or do you look to the upcoming generation to add pace and flair to the beautiful game. When it comes to younger players, it's important to look at their potential and how much they can grow as a player.

Finding the right individual talent or a group of 'gems' can result in transforming your team into a formidable force - as well as cashing in on big-money sales if you choose to let them leave the club.

With the help of statistics gathered from fmmobile.net, we've compiled a list of top rated wonderkids - aged 16 to 21 in the current game - to give you an idea on which players to buy. Here you will find the player's name, their current club (including loan moves), value and potential star rating out of five.

Strikers and forwards

Here are the top five rated wonderkids in the strikers and forwards category:

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/8cf7240ba8e8b4c264b4447b4842e533e30cc15d_mbappe.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 18

Value: £35.5m

Potential: ★★★★★

Ben Woodburn (Liverpool)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/e4ff3dd0292280a661f105a2922844bc782f0296_woodburn.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 17

Value: £12m

Potential: ★★★★★

Fabrice Hartmann (RasenBallsport Leipzig)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/3e256c41407a10ce02c8f86ef459ea1e1ed8f6cd_youthface.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 16

Value: £8.5m

Potential: ★★★★★

Andre Silva (A.C Milan)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/067eefed1992c37dddf22771aa34c3775d36b6eb_silva.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £37m

Potential: ★★★★½

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/f978a05e3f2249d4573011f3329a970ebda53971_jesus.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 20

Value: £36m

Potential: ★★★★½

Wingers and attacking midfielders

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

Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/f4357aa74197380a281214bc4d3f59ac2134f054_dembelebcf.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 20

Value: £83m

Potential: ★★★★★

Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/1a016a5dfa06f57d64ce0f2a065fa6ed3eba23c9_asensio.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £49.5m

Potential: ★★★★★

Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/eb12106bbf77d48bfe3694feb25ab858a5f7badc_locelso.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £14.5m

Potential: ★★★★★

Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/d8dd6a60ba351b68ecf7b71c3cdf627f850404cf_havertz.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 18

Value: £14.25m

Potential: ★★★★★

Anthony Martial (Manchester United)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/ebdeced231e9f6c4afb559e4bbc2fcd31027aebb_martial.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £32.5m

Potential: ★★★★½

Midfielders and defensive midfielders

Here are the top five rated wonderkids in the midfielders and defensive midfielders category:

Dele Alli (Tottenham)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/7ca6c7fdbdba0e5a3cd4476068c7bff076445d48_alli.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £51m

Potential: ★★★★½

Amadou Diawara (Napoli)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/93aa43a410c5318eb59a79f610a98eb2c786efab_diawara.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 19

Value: £24m

Potential: ★★★★½

Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/12ceb6ecee7e9b7d4984567c653c6eeb71fa5156_pellegrini.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £23.5m

Potential: ★★★★½

Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/14ebb11e0f49fc28de7006e237403425e581099b_ceballos.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 20

Value: £23m

Potential: ★★★★½

Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/43181d08672cc67abe43cb9b3d0b2705b7e7a920_bentancur.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 20

Value: £21.5m

Potential: ★★★★½

Centre-back defenders

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

Andreas Christensen (Chelsea)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/02016a6ed97467e52b88cdd65e059c4378cca37a_christensen.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £19.5m

Potential: ★★★★½

Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/87ac0f572fbd7d63a02172f9c4dd9ef086b444a6_sule.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £16m

Potential: ★★★★½

Jesus Vallejo (Real Madrid)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/5a7e8ae021feb1578ea55d744bfe007acdd3d93d_vallejo.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 20

Value: £15.5m

Potential: ★★★★½

Lucas (Atlético Madrid)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/aa995758c50b0a92ea9c9bea2f74a01f950f4579_lucas-hernandez.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £15.25m

Potential: ★★★★½

Wilfried Ndidi (Leicester City)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/93fa9e74388c0cd44ba309ed701b561681f3027d_ndidi.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 20

Value: £15.25m

Potential: ★★★★½

Full-back and wing-back defenders

Here are the top five rated wonderkids in the full-back and wing-back defenders category:

Alex Grimaldo (Benfica)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/78ed7a38cf423da87afd11b1e97adfa004b68a50_grimaldo.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £17.5m

Potential: ★★★★½

Alvaro Odiozola (Real Sociedad)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/1f642cb2ab10541e5c85f338ebc8131a815cbb68_odriozola.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £16.5m

Potential: ★★★★½

Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer Leverkusen)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/6629c516d0f8482928fb6689dfe5601aa4f84bf1_henrichs.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 20

Value: £16.5m

Potential: ★★★★½

Theo Hernandez (Real Madrid)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/9a1e33aea06f5fabd964c162b034614f574c1ff5_theohernandez.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 19

Value: £16.25m

Potential: ★★★★½

Felix Passlack (Hoffenheim)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/d3966778e3815b619c42601871d690342851c75e_passlack.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 19

Value: £15m

Potential: ★★★★½

Goalkeepers

Here are the top five rated wonderkids in the goalkeepers category:

Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/7ebb8be4d569df584a4436ff97e761bd55b8eec6_donnarumma.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 18

Value: £22.5m

Potential: ★★★★½

Ruben Blanco (Celta Vigo)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/e753ae5d03a825f61e65a5419a1fb9055ba9f7c5_blanco.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £11.75m

Potential: ★★★★½

Simone Scuffet (Udinese)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/69924c13f4b5f9a692f30a13c7ab6cd4ba53172a_scuffet.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 21

Value: £10m

Potential: ★★★★½

Alex Meret (SPAL)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/ef18c07be3c1429c5606c765418f8f74145e24c7_meret.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 20

Value: £9.25m

Potential: ★★★★½

Alban Lafont (Toulouse FC)

https://images.prismic.io/fanatical/dde44be35e2620abeb938535016dcc61c7e06318_lafont.jpeg?auto=compress,format

Age: 18

Value: £7m

Potential: ★★★★½

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