And here are five more of our favourites from Football Manager 19 for you to snap up and mould into the stars of the future:
Edward Nketiah (Arsenal)
Chelsea’s management have been quietly kicking themselves since they let Edward Nketiah go from their under-14 side. Quickly snaffled by Arsenal, Edward battled back from his early disappointment and has been proving his wonderkid status ever since. The dual Ghanaian-British national grew up in south London, modelling his game on his boyhood hero, Thierry Henry. With an acceleration of 17, pace at 16 and his off-the-ball rating at 15, Edward’s growth could be substantial if he is handled correctly.
Current Ability: 125
Potential Ability: 140-170
Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
Ryan Sessegnon was scouted by Fulham from the age of eight, and has stayed with them ever since. With over 100 appearances already for Fulham, Ryan is tipped for the England squad. Alongside his twin brother, Steven, the boys developed their football skills playing on the concrete of a football cage in inner-city London. When it comes to reliability, Ryan is hard to top. With a natural fitness of 17, stamina of 16, and acceleration and pace of 15, Ryan would be a dependable pillar in any formation you choose.
Current ability: 137
Potential ability: 140-170
Ben Wilmot (Watford)
Ben muscled his way through the ranks of the Stevenage Academy before bagging a contract at Watford, weeks before his 18th birthday. With stats of 16 for jumping, 14 for strength and 12s for tackling and marking, combined with his huge scope for improvement, Ben is an absolute bargain for his measly price of £1.2 million.
Current ability: 111
Potential Ability: 150
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
Jadon is one of the UK’s most promising wonderkids. He joined Watford at the age of seven then moved to Manchester City at 14, before getting signed to Borussia Dortmund for £8 million. Born and raised in South London to Trinidadian parents, “The Rocket” honed his skills playing street football in back alleys. His stats, (agility of 18, acceleration of 17 and dribbling of 16) are enough to set him apart, but his potential will make him seriously hot property in the 2019 season.
Current ability: 137
Potential ability: 175
Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona)
This wonderkid of Mauritanian and Senegalese descent was recruited by Barcelona to fill the void left by Neymar. Although some argue he hasn’t justified his large transfer fee of £136 million, his 10 goals and 10 assists for Barcelona are still turning heads in the Premier League. With a pace and acceleration of 18 and flair of 17, Ousmane is a smart investment for the upcoming season.
Current ability: 162
Potential ability: 185
Have we overlooked any key wonderkids in Football Manager 2019? Are any of our wonderkids duds, or reached their full potential already? Who will get the call-up for your XI this season? Let us know in the comments section.
Missed part one of our top tips for mastering Football Manager 19? Check it out here.