FM24 Best Wonderkids to sign – Top youngsters in Football Manager 2024

FM24 Best Wonderkids to sign – Top youngsters in Football Manager 2024
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Football Manager 2024 season has begun, and that means it’s time to start scouting the FM24 wonderkids. Signing the best talent is not only crucial, but exciting too. This makes it doubly important to know who to splash your cash on.

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For now though, check out the best FM24 Wonderkids below.

FM24 best Wonderkids

We won’t bombard you with all the information at once! The FM database is extensive to say the least, so we will break it down by position.

These youngsters are exciting in real life, so whether they slot into your team or start in your academy, you need to know who they are.

The potential ability, or PA, on the right side of the tables is a guide of just how good they can be, given the right development.

All wonderkids have a high potential ability, so it is up to you to train the best young players and equip them with the desired attributes in the game.

Wonderkid Goalkeepers

There is really just one name to look out for between the sticks this season. AZ Alkmaar’s Rome-Jayden Owusu-Oduro is going to be the next big thing.

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The Dutch teenager is definitely an early pick as he will rocket in value.

PlayerAgeTeamNationPotential
Rome-Jayden Owusu-Oduro19AZ AlkmaarNetherlands85
Bart Verbruggen20BrightonNetherlands84
Guillaume Restes18ToulouseFrance84
Dennis Seimen17VfB StuttgartGermany83
Bartosz Zelazowski18NicePoland82

For a more complete list and breakdown of the best young goalkeepers, take a look at the best GK to sign in FM24. This should help you choose your next number one!

Wonderkid Right Backs

England’s first appearance in the wonderkids list is Man City’s Rico Lewis. He is our top pick for this season, mainly due to his versatility and technical ability.

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Portugal sensation Goncalo Esteves is another to keep a close eye on.

PlayerAgeTeamNationPotential
Ivan Fresneda18Sporting CPSpain89
Michael Kayode18FiorentinaItaly87
Rico Lewis18Man CityEngland87
Tino Livramento20NewcastleEngland86
Malo Gusto20ChelseaFrance83

For a more complete list and breakdown of the best young right backs, take a look at the best RB to sign in FM24. This will assist you in narrowing down your options!

Wonderkid Centre Backs

Benfica and Ajax are almost synonymous with producing talented footballers. Antonio Silva and Jorrel Hato are in that bracket, and both are set to become brilliant central defenders in FM24.

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Pay attention to Italian international Giorgio Scalvini too as he is set to make it to the very top.

PlayerAgeTeamNationPotential
Giorgio Scalvini19AtalantaItaly86
Levi Colwill20ChelseaEngland85
Antonio Silva19BenficaPortugal85
Castello Kukeba20RB LeipzigFrance85
Jorrel Hato17AjaxNetherlands84

For a more complete list and breakdown of the best young centre backs, take a look at the best CB to sign in FM24. This should whittle down your shortlist to the very best.

Wonderkid Left Backs

Left backs are very ‘in’ these days. Gone are your stay at home full-backs. Now we want athletic and technical players who are more offensively inclined.

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Step forward Alejandro Balde. The Spanish superstar is already a brilliant player, so will cost a hefty fee in FM24.

PlayerAgeTeamNationPotential
Valentin Barco18Boca JuniorsArgentina87
Alejandro Balde19BarcelonaSpain86
Amar Dedic20RB SalzburgBosnia84
Milos Kerkez19BournemouthHungary84
Destiny Udogie20TottenhamItaly82

For a more complete list and breakdown of the best young left backs, take a look at the best LB to sign in FM24. Using this guide will guarantee you a top player.

Wonderkid Defensive Midfielders

The Premier League is home to some exciting young defensive midfielders. Chelsea’s Romeo Lavia is closer to the finished product than most, but that just means he will cost more!

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Blackburn’s Adam Wharton has shown great promise in his short career so far, so he is worth scouting.

PlayerAgeTeamNationPotential
Eduardo Camavinga20Real MadridFrance91
Warren Zaire-Emery17PSGFrance88
Stefan Bajcetic18LiverpoolSpain87
Romeo Lavia19ChelseaBelgium86
Adam Wharton19BlackburnEngland85

For a more complete list and breakdown of the best young defensive midfielders, take a look at the best DM to sign in FM24. Each player in this list is value for money, so get scouting.

Wonderkid Central Midfielders

We can’t put the likes of Barcelona’s Pedri and Gavi and Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham in this section.

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They are all well established first team players, and among the best in the world! Instead, English pair Harvey Elliott and Alex Scott will have high ceilings in Football Manager 2024.

PlayerAgeTeamNationPotential
Alex Scott19BournemouthEngland88
Harvey Elliott20LiverpoolEngland88
Archie Gray17LeedsEngland88
Assan Ouedraogo17SchalkeGermany88
Pape Matar Sarr20TottenhamSenegal87

For a more complete list and breakdown of the best young centre midfielders, take a look at the best CM to sign in FM24. From box to box superstars to midfield maestros, this list has it all.

Wonderkid Attacking Midfielders

Again, Germany internationals Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirtz are already top-class players. You don’t need us to tell you how good they are!

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Arguably Xavi Simons falls into that category too, but for those who don’t know him, he is an excellent young AM.

PlayerAgeTeamNationPotential
Arda Guler18Real MadridTurkey91
Junior Kroupi17LorientFrance90
Estevao16PalmeirasBrazil90
Noah Darvich16BarcelonaGermany89
Xavi Simons20RB LeipzigNetherlands86

For a more complete list and breakdown of the best young attacking midfielders, take a look at the best AM to sign in FM24. The talent in this list is frightening, and you better get your cash out for these guys.

Wonderkid Right Wingers

Lamine Yamal. That is the one name you need when looking for right-wingers. Asdie from him, Brazil is a hot spot for attacking talent and flair.

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Both Angelo and Kayky are relatively unproven thus far in their careers, but both will be among the top FM24 wonderkids. This could be the breakthrough season for Amad Diallo too after a promising spell in the Championship.

PlayerAgeTeamNationPotential
Lamine Yamal16BarcelonaSpain95
Nico Williams20Athletic BilbaoSpain90
Yeremy Pino20VillarealSpain90
Shea Lacey16Manchester UnitedEngland90
Angelo18StrasbourgBrazil87

Wonderkid Left Wingers

Manchester United’s Alejandro Garnacho is already a budding Premier League superstar. Spurs teenager Mikey Moore is also one to keep an eye on as he has an incredible potential ability in-game.

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Borussia Dortmund’s reputation for developing young talent has stretched to English winger Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, and he is certainly one to watch with his dribbling skills.

PlayerAgeTeamNationPotential
Mikey Moore15TottenhamEngland94
Ansu Fati20BrightonSpain90
Andreas Schjelderup19NordsjaellandNorway90
Joao Rego18BenficaPortugal89
Alejandro Garnacho18Manchester UnitedArgentina85

For a more complete list and breakdown of the best young RW and LW, take a look at the best wingers to sign in FM24. This list covers both left and right wingers, so all bases are covered.

Wonderkid Strikers

Ethan Nwaneri is unlucky to miss our top three, but he will be among the wonderkid strikers this year. Rasmus Hojlund’s promising start to life in Manchester will only grow his reputation too.

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Natural goalscorer Endrick will be the key player here though ahead of his proposed move to Real Madrid.

PlayerAgeTeamNationPotential
Endrick16PalmeirasBrazil94
Youssoufa Moukoko18Borussia DortmundGermany92
Evan Ferguson18BrightonIreland89
Shaqueel van Persie16FeyenoordNetherlands89
Rasmus Hojlund20Manchester UnitedDenmark88

For a more complete list and breakdown of the best young ST, take a look at the best strikers to sign in FM24. This list guarantees goals, but that also means high transfer fees too.

FM24 mobile Wonderkids

If you’re wondering about whether or not these wonderkids apply to FM24 mobile too, then you’re certainly in luck. While the game does play different to the full version, we can confirm that any of these players will be equally promising wonderkids in FM24 mobile, so be sure to pick them up on the go too!

Signing the top players isn’t the be all and end all though. You need to have the right backroom staff around you to succeed. Take a look at the FM24 best scouts and FM24 best assistant managers to make sure you have the best chance of success.

How much does FM24 cost?

Football Manager 2024 will cost £44.99 / $59.99 on PC and console.

Who is the best wonderkid in FM24?

Lamine Yamal has the highest potential in FM24, ahead of Jude Bellingham and Mikey Moore.