With official Champions League licences, improved match AI, and significant recruitment changes, Football Manager 2023 is here and better than ever. The new experience matrix makes it more crucial than ever to make plans for a squad’s future.
Players under the age of 21 who have the potential to excel at their position are frequently referred to as wonderkids. Football Manager has always placed a strong emphasis on discovering and developing the next big talent, and this year is no exception.
Pedri – AM
A legend in the making at the age of 19 Every manager’s fantasy player is Pedri. He works extremely hard and is quick, clever, and creative. He reads the game similarly to current manager and Spanish legend Xavi, who has advanced Pedri with his coaching.
The Spanish international is a fantastic playmaker who can play in midfield or up front and will always find space on a football field. His price reflects his superior technical skill compared to others his age.
His future is extremely promising, as evidenced by his market value of €100 million. A team will have a world-class midfielder for many years if they can pry him away from Barcelona.
Harvey Elliot – AMR
Harvey Elliot, a lifelong supporter of Liverpool, is one of the most intriguing English midfielders in the world. Since making his debut in the EFL Cup, the versatile Liverpool player has been the subject of a lot of hype.
He entered the competition at the youngest age ever—just 15 years old. He was also the youngest player to represent Fulham in the Premier League, playing at the age of 16. He is a very adaptable player who can fill any position in attacking midfield.
Liverpool was drawn to him by his talents, and they signed him in 2020. Nevertheless, he hasn’t had the best time at the Premier League giants and has found it difficult to get regular playing time.
With a market value of just €35 million, he is a great signing for any team looking for a versatile attacking midfielder who can become world-class with the right coaching.
Ansu Fati – AML
Ansu Fati is an attacking prodigy from Barcelona’s esteemed academy who is frequently referred to as the next Lionel Messi. He is a flexible forward from Spain who can operate anywhere in the attack.
Ansu Fati possesses the elite technical skills that Barcelona academy graduates are known for, but what really sets him apart is his combination of physicality and nearly unmatched technique.
The Spanish international is poised to become one of the greatest players to ever represent Barcelona, following in Lionel Messi’s footsteps. With a market value of €50 million, it would be worthwhile to sign the next Messi, but he could be persuaded to accept a better offer.
Endrick – ST
Endrick, a 16-year-old Brazilian striker who plays for Palmeiras in the top division of his country, epitomises the term “wonderkid.” Large teams from all over the world have become interested in him. Many think he can follow in the footsteps of Ronaldo and Romario, two Brazilian icons.
The South American players are known for their flair and skill, and the Brazilian prodigy is no exception. His shooting prowess and outstanding work rate, however, are what truly set him apart.
With so many prestigious clubs linked to him, his market value of just €15 million makes whichever team signs him a bargain. Endrick is the epitome of a wonderkid and has the potential to rank among the world’s top strikers.