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Football Manager 2012 Wonderkids and Young Players to Buy

Updated on October 22, 2011

Football Manager 2012 Returns with a Bang

Football Manager 2012 returned with a bang, with many new updates and potential wonderkids. As a football manager addict myself, I know the first thing I want to when joining a team is to identify possible wonderkids. After all, that's how you are going to make money right? If only if Arsene Wenger's ideology worked just as well in the real world. Anyhow, in this article, we are going to identify a few possible wonderkids in Football Manager 2012. Feel free to add your own by using the comment form at the bottom.

Let's first identify the goalkeepers. In the past, many of you would have went for the likes of Igor Akinfeev and Guilllermo Ochoa. Well, it now looks like we have more than a few to add to the potentials list. The first player I would like to discuss is Thibaut Courtois. Some of you would know that he was snapped up by Chelsea not too long ago for a sum of around eight million pounds. Chelsea spent that money for a reason. He is only 19 years of age but he has already started a few league games for Atletico Madrid, where he is on loan. For a professional footballer that young, you would be shocked to know that he is nearly two meters tall! He has a body frame of 1.98 meters. He would do well to protect your goal from any oppositions, whether that would be Leeds or Manchester United. In my opinion, he would do well to be your first choice keeper.

If you have the money then you may want to go for a solid goalkeeper, in the form of David De Gea. Yes, Manchester United spent a lot of money on this Spaniard so you would do well to buy him for less than thirty million pounds. At a tender age of twenty, he has already shined for one of football's biggest clubs in the world. The one issue you would need to fix in order for De Gea to become a world class goalkeeper is his dead ball handling skill. David De Gea is known to not do too well when it comes to handling crosses, corners, and free kicks.

Now let's move on to the defensive positions. First up is Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. He is a French football player and his transfer fee was purportedly to be in the range of ten million euros. Quite a sum for an unproven player. That said, he already scored for Real Madrid against Rayo Vallecano, making him the youngest foreign player to have scored for Real Madrid in a competitive match.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos is probably a familiar name for most Football Managers. He has been identified as a wonderkid for the past two or three editions of football manager. He has worked out for some, but have not worked out so well for others. You need to train him well in order to turn him into a world class defender. Some of you would be tempted to get the likes of Phil Jones and Mateo Musacchio but if you want a cheaper alternative then Papadopoulos may be your man.

In the midfield position, you would do well to coax Jack Wilshere or Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal, not that it should be too hard anyways with Arsenal's current plight. They are more than certain to become great footballers in the future. You may also want to have a look at Danilo from Santos, David Alaba from Bayern, and Eden Hazard from Lille.

Last but not least, in the striker position, there are many players to choose from. If you want more exposure in the Asian community then you may want to have a look at Son Heung Min, an 18 years old Korean striker in HSV. Other strikers worth mentioning are Iker Muniain, Romelu Lukaku, Leandro, and Carlos Fierro. Of course, there are many more potential wonderkids out there in the world of Football manager but that is up to you to find ;) Good luck and please feel free to leave any comments below. Also, you can make your game experience more exciting by linking it to a plasma vs LCD TV.


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