FourFourTwo's 84 Best Football Manager 2017 wonderkids... by budget: for unlimited spending

Cash to splash? Good: this lot will burn holes in your wallet, but boy do they get exciting... 

We've chosen 84 of Football Manager 2017's brightest under-21-year-olds with the best potential to bring you long-term glory – but handily for you, arranged them by budget so you know exactly who you'll be able to swoop for. 

Our first instalment, though, is for the most expensive youngsters – but they've all got their price tags. Dig in...

31. Ousmane Dembele

Available for: £36m
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Need to know: Silky attacking midfielder – usually out wide – who joined Borussia Dortmund from Rennes for almost £13m in the summer. Now a fully fledged France international and playing regularly in the Bundesliga for his new club under Thomas Tuchel. His potential is huge. 

30. Giovani Lo Celso

Available for: £36m
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Need to know: One of Argentina's greatest youth hopes, Lo Celso has shone at Rosario Central so much that PSG have made him theirs (but then loaned him back to his old club until January). The attacking midfielder impressed for the Albiceleste's Olympics team in the summer. 

29. Adalberto Penaranda

Available for: £37m
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Need to know: Striker snapped up by Watford for £9m in the January transfer window and since farmed out to two Pozzo-owned sides on loan (Granada, and then Udinese where he'll reside for the 2016/17 campaign). Shot to prominence aged 18 with the former last year in La Liga when he scored four goals in as many games from December-January. 

28. Kai Havertz

Available for: £37m
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Need to know: Only 17 but already part of Bayer Leverkusen's first-team squad with Bundesliga and Champions League minutes under his belt. Will need scouting to uncover his full stats from the start, but you're looking at a central midfielder with fine playmaking potential. 

27. Alex Grimaldo

Available for: £37m
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Need to know: Impressive left-back who has found his feet at Benfica, where first-team football is his. The Spain U21 international was schooled in La Masia but never featured for Barcelona, and has attracted the attentions of both Manchester clubs in real life. 

26. Lucas

Available for: £37.5m (release clause)
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Need to know: Not yet a shoo-in for a spot in Diego Simeone's first team – there's some serious competition in Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez and Stefan Savic – but that will come in time for the France-born 20-year-old who only broke into Atletico Madrid's team in the second half of last season. 

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