Fast Croatian will dominate at the back

If you have a solid defense and are hard to beat, it puts you in a very good position to go and win matches.

Finding young defenders in Football Manager 2022 will be very important, grabbing the talent that can bring together your players in the years to come.

Read on to find out who the best wonderkid center-backs are in FM22.

Define wonderkids

As many of you know, a wonderkid is a player under the age of 19 with high potential.

From players you can catch on loans to stars that you can spray mega money on, this list has your FM22 shortlists covered.

Josko Gvardiol (CA 135 – PA area 150-180)

POWER AND PACE – Gvardiol has the physicality to become special

Age: 19

Club: RB Leipzig

Value: £ 72- £ 88 million

Salary: £ 20,500 per week

Josko Gvardiol could have added one to the visitors’ lead if his free kick had gone just a little lower.

However, it is best to take the coffin with you, as you can pay up to £ 70 million for such a top talent.

Tanguy Nianzou (CA 128 – PA Range 150-180)

TOP GUY – Nianzou will be dominant at the back

Age: 19

Club: Bayern Munich

Value: 28-34 million pounds

Salary: £ 66,000 per week

A diamond hiding in the ranks of the German giant, Tanguy Nianzou looks set to become a prodigy again on FM22.

His unmatched physical stats make him an appealing opportunity for any club looking for a dominant midfield.

It’s hard to doubt that Nianzou is one of – if not the most – exciting wonderkid defenders in the game.

Goncalo Inacio (CA 136 – PA 157)

PORTUGUESE PRESENCE – Inacio is a solid all-rounder

Age: 19

Club: Sporting CP

Value: £ 20-26 million

Salary: £ 9,000 per week

An injury has put him out of the game at the moment, but until then Goncalo Inacio had worked hard and secured a solid starting place at Sporting.

If you bring him to your club, expect a solid, ball-playing center-back who can handle any situation.

Devyne Rencsh (CA 126 – PA Area 140-170)

WHEREVER MAN – Rensch can play all positions at the back

Age: 18

Club: Ajax

Value: £ 13-16 million

Salary: £ 16,250 per week

It’s always exciting to see the talent produced by Ajax, and Devyne Rensch becomes special.

He can play anywhere along the back line, and at 5’10 “you may prefer to place him to the right or in a back three.

Illya Zabarnyi (CA 125 – PA Range 140-170)

TOP PRICE – For such a talent, we think the offer price is fantastic

Age: 18

Club: Dynamo Kyiv

Value: 26-35 million pounds

Salary: £ 6,250 per week

Completely solid for everything you need defensively, Illya Zabarnyi will be one of the best choices in the game.

He could also be your choice if you can not afford Gvardiol, as he is less than half his price.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis (CA 122 – PA Range 140-170)

MANCHESTER MAN – You need to convince Taylor to leave his boys’ club

Age: 19

Club: Anderlecht (on loan from Manchester City)

Value: £ 15.5-25 million

Salary: £ 10,000 per week

Taylor Harwood-Bellis gets valuable playing time on loan from parent club Manchester City, unable to break into a newly reinforced backline.

If you are planning to take a step for him, it should be done sooner rather than later as he is set to become one of the best.

Timothee Pembele (CA 110 – PA Range 140-170)

ANOTHER SUPER GENERATION – France has had their defenses sorted for years

Age: 18

Club: Bordeaux (on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)

Value: £ 4.7-7.4 million

Salary: £ 4,900 per week

Timothee Pembele is a player who should definitely be on your shortlist.

Fast and dynamic, the young French defender is destined for great things, could you be the one tearing him away from Paris and developing him into a superstar in FM22?

Nnamdi Collins (CA 95 – PA Range 140-170)

PACE WITHOUT POWER – Collins will have to beat the weights

Age: 17

Club: Borussia Dormund

Value: 6.4-9.4 million pounds

Salary: £ 6,500 per week

Nnamdi Collins has certainly the speed to match any striker, but he may lack the strength to fight with players.

Still only 17, he can develop into one of the best if you get him to train well.

El Chadaille Bitshiabu (CA 92 – PA Range 140-170)

HOW HE WILL MEASURE – There is still a lot of development to be done for this giant

Age: 16

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

Value: 4-8.8 million pounds

Salary: £ 675 per week

It’s something of a mouthful and you may not have heard of him, but El Chadaille Bitshiabu may be the rock behind what your team needs.

He is still very young, so his development will require careful care, but at 6’5 “he can make sure that crosses do not reach their destination.

Wisdom Amey (CA 90 – PA Area 140-170)

GIVE YOUNG PEOPLE A CHANCE – As a 15-year-old, Amey needs a lot of training

Age: 15

Club: Bologna

Value: £ 210,000 – £ 2.1 million

Salary: £ 220 per week

The youngest on our list of 15, do not let his age deter you as Wisdom Amey could reach a very high ability.

He looks to be a strong, no-nonsense center-back and he can be part of your team for over 20 years.

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