The cheapest wonderkids to sign on Football Manager 2022

Donley is a future star
Donley is a future star / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

With money tighter than ever in Football Manager 2022, hunting wonderkids can be a bit tricky.

With teams prepared to demand astronomical figures for their prized youngsters, it's important to find those future superstars who can still be picked up for pocket change. It's your lucky day, because we've done the hard work for you.

Here are the cheapest wonderkids available on FM22 after the Winter Update.


Ben Nelson
Nelson could be a star / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Ben Nelson

One of very few defenders on this list, centre-back Nelson boasts 13 heading and 12 marking, so he's going to be a real rock in academy football.

Giorgio Scalvini

Scalvini is already a man-mountain at just 17 years old. Standing at 194cm, he's got the highest current ability of anyone on this list.


Isaac Babadi
Babadi looks like a top creator / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Isaac Babadi

Babadi, a 10 who is comfortable in a deeper role as well, is already blessed with some excellent passing skills.


An attacking midfielder with a nice blend of height and agility, Arthur can't move to Europe until 2023 but should be a handy little player by the time he does.

Tom Bischof

Bischof is one of the better players on this list right now. He'll star in academy football and should be ready to take over the world in a few years.

Hugo Felix

The younger brother of Joao is making waves at Benfica as well. Use him as a 10 or as more of a central midfielder.

Tobias Gulliksen

You might have to tweak your database a little to get Gulliksen to show up, but it's worth the effort. The Norway youngster is a great option in midfield or on the left.

Antoni Milambo
Milambo has already made his senior debut / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Antoni Milambo

Milambo is 16 years old but already looks like an elite creator. 14 first touch, 14 passing, 14 technique, 14 vision and 14 pace - even if he doesn't live up to his potential, he's going to be great.

Rafael Luis

A deep lying playmaker who is happy to be deployed at the base of your midfield, Luis is a tall, elegant creator.

Guilherme Santos
Sporting CP

He's not the tallest, but Santos is still happy battling in central midfield and using his 12 passing to get out of tricky situations.

Williot Swedberg
Hammarby IF

Swedberg always ends up getting picked up by a top side in a year or two because his club never demand too much to sell him.

Pablo Torre
R. Santander

Barcelona have just won the race to sign Torre in real life, and you can follow their lead for a bargain fee on FM22.


Julian Rijkhoff
Dortmund have a long list of strikers / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Julian Rijkhoff
Borussia Dortmund

With Erling Haaland and Youssoufa Moukoko stealing the headlines at Dortmund, you should swoop to bring in Rijkhoff. He's got some great stats for a poacher.

Jayden Addai

Just 15 when the game gets underway, Addai is one of the most intriguing prospects in Europe. He's got nice dribbling stats already and could be unstoppable by the time he hits senior football.

Jamie Donley

Tottenham know a thing or two about producing strikers. The latest prospect to get excited about is Northern Ireland youth international Donley, who has great athleticism and a keen eye for goal at just 16.

Momodou Jaiteh

16-year-old Jaiteh has some excellent technical and physical stats but still needs to work on his mental attributes if he is to become one of the world's best strikers.

David Kalokoh

Left winger Kalokoh projects to be an excellent left winger and boasts some excellent well-rounded stats at this early stage of his career.

Rodrigo Ribeiro
Ribeiro is an intriguing prospect / Gualter Fatia/GettyImages

Rodrigo Ribeiro
Sporting CP

Primarily a striker, Ribeiro has some really nice stats and looks as though he'd make an excellent transition to a winger later in his career.

Jevon Simons

Soon to be 16, Simons isn't the quickest winger but is one of the taller ones and can use his 15 agility to make up for that.

Chaka Traore

Comfortable on both wings, Traore already has a whopping 15 dribbling, so he's going to cause problems even if he doesn't reach his full potential.

Jason van Duiven

With higher passing than finishing, Van Duiven looks like he could be your false nine of the future.