Five wonderkids to consider for Man City on FM16

Even if you are loved up by the idea of Kelechi Iheanacho as City’s next star, it will be hard to resist splashing the cash on youngsters once you are City boss.

City have taken a lot of criticism for their failure to use their academy in the last few years, but they have begun to show a willingness to invest a lot of money in the latest wonderkids.

If you’re going to take the reigns of England’s richest football club, we expect you may well adopt the same philosophy and look for more transfers like Patrick Roberts.

The Sky Blues have the resources to spend money on some of Europe’s biggest names, but, as with any FM save, you might be best served to bide your time with some highly talented youngsters.

Last year Gabriel Barbosa was the star, but FM16 has even more options for the next Neymar.

Here are FIVE wonderkids that you should consider at City…

Tin Jedvaj

Tin Jedvaj

With Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta entering the twilight of their careers’, any additional option at right-back is welcome at the Etihad.

Jedvaj would be best as a centre-back, but a bit of defensive versatility never did anyone any harm and this starlet might be the perfect man to replace Martin Demichelis in the City squad whilst offering quality backup for Kompany and Otamendi.

The class of Kompany would make the City captain the ideal man to tutor Jedvaj.

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish

Grealish may keep going out drinking, but fortunately that doesn’t impact his brilliance on Football Manager.

Whether he fancies playing for England or Ireland, Grealish is going to set you back over £25 million in your City save, but any home-grown players is a must-target for the oil-funded club.

Whilst Rodwell and Sinclair may have flopped, Grealish is the ideal player to provide support for David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne and he can produce moments of magic thanks to his stunning dribbling and technique ratings.

Balde Keita

Balde Keita

Signing Keita from Lazio is not going to be the cheapest signing you will ever make, but this forward may well be one of your best ever Football Manager acquisitions.

When you see Keita move for big money to another club (he has moved to Dortmund on my latest save), his goal scoring record will often be rather indifferent.

However, any self-respecting FM addict will know that the inside forwards score plenty of your goals and Keita will be no different if you can give the Spaniard the correct service.

Riechedly Bazoer

Riechedly Bazoer

You’ll have to pip PSG to the signing of Bazoer, but this Dutchman could provide you with a top class player in several positions.

Bazoer is comfortable at centre-back, defensive midfield or central midfield, and will always become a world-class star in which even position you feel to be most suitable for the youngster.

Unfortunately, you will need to part with around £20 million to secure this defensive rock, but the versatility should justify such an addition. However, Bazoer would be best as a defensive midfielder in City’s squad.

Donis Avdijaj

Donis Avdijaj

Avdijaj may only be 5’6, but the German is another superb talent to come out of Schalke’s academy.

Within a few seasons, Avdijaj will have finishing, dribbling and first touch ratings of above 15 and he may well be the forward to succeed Sergio Aguero in your save.

As wonderful as Aguero is, his consistent injuries and high price tag may lure you into a sale and Avdijaj will be able to give you at least a decade of quality performances.

As with so many German players, Avdijaj can play in a number of positions and even retraining him as a natural number 10 is an option.