The Top 10 Wonderkid Strikers in Football Manager 2021

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Finding that striker who can charge your team to glory for the next 10 years is a life (and money) saver in Football Manager.

Snapping up a wonderkid striker should be your first port of call.

Latest - FM21 Winter Update is here!

We are updating our lists off the back of the FM21 Winter Update.

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RESTART - The changes in the winter update may force you to start over!

With transfers, new ratings and new wonderkids - it's the biggest update of the season on FM21!

The Best Wonderkid Strikers in FM21

Let's run you through all the best wonderkid strikers in FM21.

Wonderkids in FM are aged 19 or younger when you start a save (July 2020) and in this instance, their natural position is a striker.

High current ability (CA) is nice, but we are looking for the biggest potential ability (PA) possible. You can see a player's CA & PA in the FM21 Editor

Most teenagers in FM21 will have a PA range, which means they won't always hit their peak potential. How you develop their talents will play a big part in their ability to reach that ceiling.

Yousouffa Moukoko (CA 115 - PA 170-200)

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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK - Moukoko arrives in the Winter Update

Age: 15

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Best attributes: 15 finishing, 15 first touch, 15 agility

Value: £1.1 million

Wage: £6,000 a week

Perhaps the best wonderkid in FM history, Yousouffa Moukoko is simply a must-buy in FM21.

The Dortmund starlet may only have a handful of games in senior football, but you must do anything you can to bring him to your club.

Mason Greenwood (CA 140 - PA 172)

SECOND SEASON SYNDROME - A trickier campaign at Old Trafford has seen Greenwood's PA drop
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SECOND SEASON SYNDROME - A trickier campaign at Old Trafford has seen Greenwood's PA drop

Age: 18

Club: Manchester United

Best attributes: 17 pace, 16 finishing, 16 acceleration

Value: £30 million

Wage: £25,000 a week

He was one of the top 10 wonderkid strikers on FM20, and he remains in the list on FM21.

The Manchester United man is valued at around £30M - significantly cheaper than the likes of Mbappe and Haaland, and is comfortable playing on the right wing.

Myron Boadu (CA 141 - PA 150-180)

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NEXT GEN - Will Boadu soon make a move to one of Europe's big five leagues>

Age: 19

Club: AZ Alkmaar

Best attributes: 17 acceleration, 15 pace, 14 anticipation


Value: £7.8 million

Wage: £9,250 a week

Another teenager worth looking at to lead the line is AZ Alkmaar forward Myron Boadu.

The 19-year-old is significantly cheaper than Greenwood, with some impressive physical stats such as 17 acceleration and 16 pace, you should be able to sign him for around £40 million.

Jamal Musiala (CA 126 - PA 150-180)

Musiala FM21 winter update
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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE - Musiala has since announced he wishes to represent Germany

Age: 17

Club: Bayern Munich II

Best attributes: 14 dribbling, 14 movement, 14 acceleration

Value: £3.1 million

Wage: £800 a week

Bayern has developed some serious talent over the years, with Jamal Musiala in line to be next.

Whether you opt to take charge of the German giants and bring Musiala through the ranks, or if you're going to pick him up at another club, the youngster will be full value for the game time.

Joao Pedro (CA 124 - PA 150-180)

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THE TIME IS JOAO - The Brazilian has eight goals for Watford this term

Age: 18

Club: Watford

Best attributes: 14 anticipation, 14 acceleration, 14 dribbling

Value: £6.3 million

Wage: £20,000 a week

There's a big affinity between FM and Watford, but there is more to it than meets the eye.

Brazilian teenager Joao Pedro is one of the brightest young talents you can go after to lead your line in FM21. With a PA of 150-180, you may need to pay as much as £30 million to secure him.

Karim Adeyemi (CA 120 - PA 150-180)

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PRODUCTION LINE - Adeyemi looks to be the next dangerous youngster to come through RB Leipzig

Age: 18

Club: RB Leipzig

Best attributes: 16 acceleration, 16 pace, 16 determination

Value: £1.1 million

Wage: £7,000 a week

If you're after a lightning fast striker to leave centre backs in their wake, then take a look at Karim Adeyemi.

The German has raw pace and has the potential to take his game to the next level with a PA of 150-180.

Fabio Silva (CA 115 - PA 150-180)

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SILVA STAR - The summer signing has struggled to find the net for Wolves

Age: 18

Club: Wolves

Best attributes: 15 determination, 14 composure, 14 consistency

Value: £1.1 million

Wage: £7,000 a week

Fabio Silva arrived at Wolves last summer as one of the wonderkids to watch, but despite an injury to first-choice striker Raul Jimenez, the Portuguese has struggled.

Aged 18, there's still time for the U19 international to show his worth, with perhaps a loan move required to get the youngster firing.

Fernando Nino (CA 127 - PA 140-170)

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EL NINO - Could this Spanish wonderkid be the one for you?

Age: 19

Club: Villarreal

Best attributes: 16 finishing, 14 movement, 14 heading

Value: £1.1 million

Wage: £7,000 a week


With less than 30 professional appearances to his name, it's been a fantastic start to Fer Nino's career.

The teenage forward already has 10 goals for Villarreal and will be pushing for a starting spot next term.

Kaio Jorge (CA 127 - PA 140-170)

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SAMBA STAR - Could Kaio Jorge be the next Brazilian to crack Europe?

Age: 18

Club: SAN (Santos)

Best attributes: 14 finishing, 14 work rate, 14 team work

Value: £1.1 million

Wage: £3,000 a week

Pele, Neymar, Robinho - Santos has some production line - could Kaio Jorge be next?

The young forward has over 50 appearances for the club, but with just nine goals, he needs to refine his ability in the box.

Eddie Salcedo (CA 22 - PA 140-170)

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SCOUT IT OUT - Keep tabs on how Salcedo performs on loan at Verona

Age: 18

Club: Hellas Verona (on loan from Inter Milan)

Best attributes: 15 flair, 14 anticipation, 14 determination

Value: £1.1 million

Wage: £5,000 a week

Clearly sought after, Eddie Salcedo swapped Genoa for Inter Milan in 2018 after just three senior appearances.

For the last two seasons, he's been on loan at Hellas Verona but with just two goals in 20 appearances - he's another man who needs to be more composed in the area.

READ MORE: FM21: The Ultimate Wonderkid Formula - Leagues, Clubs, Nationalities & more

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