FourFourTwo's 84 Best Football Manager 2017 wonderkids... by budget: Under £20m

Mid-ranking club with big aspirations? This lot should see you good for the future – and make you a giant profit further down the line

Throughout this week on we're bringing you our budget-based list on the 84 best wonderkids in Football Manager 2017 (seeing as you all liked our 2016 guide so much).

In this section we've picked out 15 of the world's best youngsters who you can pick up between £11-20m. 

15. Gabriel Jesus

Available for: N/A (joining Man City)
Starting value: £9.5m
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Need to know: Brazilian high-flier joining Manchester City for £27m in January after shining with Palmeiras and, eventually, the senior national team. You’ll never get him for less than £20m on Football Manager but he doesn’t really have a true value yet, so just enjoy him if you’re Manchester City boss. Almost averaging a goal per game for Brazil in World Cup qualification, having helped the U23s to Olympics gold in the summer. 

14. Mauricio Lemos

Available for: £11m
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Need to know: Las Palmas’s 20-year-old Uruguayan centre-back linked with a move to Barcelona recently. He only signed a new five-year contract in May, but it was most likely mere financial protection for both him and his current club before a big move. 

13. Zé Gomes

Available for: £11.5m
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Need to know: Real name José Gomes, the teenage Benfica forward was born in Guinea-Bissau but is representing his adopted nation having arrived in Portugal as a 13-year-old. Top-scorer in the summer’s U17 European Championship with seven goals. 

12. Rodrigo Bentancur

Available for: £11.5m (release clause)
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Need to know: Elegant Boca schemer previously mulled over by Real Madrid. The 19-year-old central midfielder will likely be a Juventus player soon, though, with CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirming in September that the Bianconeri will exercise their first-refusal option to buy Bentancur (gained from the sale of Carlos Tevez in 2015).