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Football Manager 2021: 15 Wonderkids You Must Watch Out For

Prepare for the future without breaking the bank.

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Few things in the Football Manager franchise are as satisfying as signing a wonderkid and watching them blossom into an absolute world-beater.

Some clubs are fortunate enough to have fantastic academies so that you can develop players from within, but some others are a little less fortunate and may require rigorous planning for the future.

Although FM may use more particular parameters like personality, professionalism and reputation that all contribute to being a wonderkid, to the more general community the only two requirements are that you are under the age of 21 and you have a high potential.

If you came to this list expecting to see the likes of Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho, think again.

These players are already borderline world-beaters and will cost you far too much to justify their inclusion. When a player costs £90,000,000, they aren't a wonderkid, they're either an established superstar or you've vastly overpaid.

With all of that being said, let's see some lesser-known talents who you probably will be able to afford in the next instalment of the game.

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