Football Manager 2018: 25 Wonderkids You Need To Sign

The kids are alright.

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Alan Hansen was proven spectacularly wrong when he declared that you can't win anything with kids in relation to Sir Alex Ferguson's famous Class of '92, and there's a take-home lesson in there for Football Manager fanatics.

Nurturing homegrown talent and rearing your own fresh-faced fledglings for the future is vital, but bringing in wonderkids who ready to make an impact within a couple of seasons is even better if you're hoping to emulate the feats of 1990s Manchester United; and let's face it, why wouldn't you want to do that?

In Football Manager terms, the definition of a wonderkid is a talented youngster no older than 20 with sky-high potential ability. Whether that potential is ever realised is often down to you, but unearthing these gems is the first step.

Obvious examples are Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe and AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, but there is also more obtainable young talent out there, if you know where to shop.

From rising Brazilian stars, to future England internationals, these are the wonderkids of Football Manager 2018 who should be on your radar.


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