Football Manager Wonderkids: Who should you sign?  by  stevendepolo
The Football Manager series is one of the most popular sport games on the planet and the 2016 edition, which is due for release on November 13th, is expected to be one of the best-selling versions so far. As with all of the previous Football Manager games, there are plenty of talented youngsters who are well worth signing in order to bolster your team. While anybody could tell you that Raheem Sterling and Memphis Depay are top talents, we've taken a look at some of the lesser known youngsters who could go on to be a future world-class star.

Mile Svilar (Anderlecht)

Mile Svilar has been noticed on the last couple of editions of Football Manager and has impressed dynasty managers with his maturity and calmness. In the UEFA Youth League, he conceded just nine goals in nine appearances at just 15 years old - impressive stuff, right?

Svilar is playing above and beyond his paygrade at both club and international level. Against opponents who were up to four years older than him, he led Anderlecht to the semi-finals of the competition before losing to Shakhtar Donetsk. However, he played a key role in their victory over former tournament winners Barcelona in the round of 16 and is one of the top rated, young goalkeepers on the game.

Labelled as the next Thibaut Courtois, he's certainly worth keeping an eye on.

Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax)

Matthijs de Ligt is an incredibly tall, versatile centre-back who can also play in defensive or central midfield. At 15 years old, he's still incredibly raw but has grown up in one of the best academy setups in world football. He has already played for the Dutch under-17 national team in a major championship and is one of the top defensive prospects in Europe.

The Netherlands are currently struggling defensively and they failed to qualify for next summer's European Championship. While De Ligt may not be able to help the Netherlands in the short term, his upside in the future is exceptional and it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see him play a key role for the national team in the future. In fact, he is the type of player who could have a major impact on their success and if he reaches his potential, he could be an influence on the Netherlands’ standings in the international football betting markets in the future.

It's only a matter of time before this physical star will be converted into a defensive midfielder and could be handed his first-team debut this season. He's another one of the top prospects to watch.

Tyler Roberts (West Brom)

Traditionally, West Brom have produced some of the greatest players on Football Manager and their youth system has produced yet another gem in the 2016 series. Tyler Roberts is an incredibly quick striker with plenty of upside potential. Roberts won't be a threat to Wayne Rooney's England goalscoring record, however, as he chose to play for the Welsh national side.

Playing and training alongside Gareth Bale has stood Roberts in good stead to grow and improve further in the future and it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see Tony Pulis offer Roberts some game-time throughout the season. He is yet to receive his first-team debut but could feature throughout the year - something that would only boost his attributes in the game.



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Football Manager 2017 Blog: Football Manager Wonderkids: Who should you sign?
Football Manager Wonderkids: Who should you sign?
Look at some of the lesser known youngsters who could go on to be a future world-class star in Football Manager 2016
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