With the nation on lockdown due to the Coronavirus, football fans up and down the country are desperate for football to continue, and the virtual version of the beautiful game has dramatically increased in popularity.
Football Manager lets the player engulf themselves in the world of management, putting you on the side-lines and in the firing line.
The pressures of making sure every minute detail is up to scratch are what makes the game so attractive, and of course, having a squad packed full of world-class talent would also help.
So if you're looking for the new kid on the block who could send you team up the leagues to football greatness then you are in the right place.
Here are five wonderkids you should sign on Football Manager 2020.
Sandro Tonali – Brescia
First up is Italian powerhouse Sandro Tonali, currently plying his trade in the Serie A for struggling side, Brescia.
In reality, the Italian international is on his way to 100 appearances for his club side since making his appearance back in 2017.
The 20-year old does come with a price tag of around £8 million, with a considerable wage of £7,700-a-week.
Tonali, who has been likened to maestro Andrea Pirlo, is the man to take charge of the midfield and become a club legend under your reign.
His current ability will start at 125 and with a potential of 150-180, he is an incredibly attractive option to bring into your side.
The midfielder’s strongest asset in his work rate, closely followed by his passing and first touch.
Florent Da Silva – Lyon
Florent Da Silva is next up, the starlet attacking midfielder currently playing his football in Ligue 1 for Lyon is someone all FM players should look to bring into their sides.
The 17-year-old is valued at a humble £86,000 with a weekly wage of £550, making him an incredible option for those with a budget on the smaller side.
Da Silva who has represented his country at an under-16 level begins with an ability of 86 but with a potential of 140-170 he is a must-buy for all those looking for a long-term candidate to boost their attack.
The Frenchman’s top three attributes are determination, passing and technique making him an ideal choice.
Emanuel Vignato – Chievo (Bologna)
Right-winger, Emanuel Vignato, is another young talent that will bolster your chances of becoming an international success.
The 19-year-old Italian who is currently playing for Serie B side Chievo, on loan from topflight side Bologna.
Vignato who has been linked with a real-world move to the Premier League comes with a price tag of just under £1 million and a wage of £1,500 per week.
The Italian under 20 international has an eye-catching potential of 150-180 making him a great option to bring some flair into your attacking setup.
Fabio Silva – FC Porto
If you're looking for a player that will turn into a talisman in seasons to come, then Fabio Silva is your man.
The 17-year-old is a big prospect in Portugal and has been on Benfica’s books before changing allegiances to bitter rivals Porto.
Silva who has 5-star potential can be leading your attacking line for a sum of just over £1 million, but with his wage of £60-a-week, he will not be making a big dent in the club’s finances.
The youngster has a great potential of 150-180 so it would be an absolute no brainer to welcome into your club with open arms.
Marcus Dewhurst – Sheffield United
If you are in the hunt for a shot-stopper that could earn legendary status, then young Englishman Marcus Dewhurst is the keeper you need.
The 19-year-old who belongs to Sheffield United, could be an unbelievably cheap and worthwhile investment for you to make early on as he is valued at only £140,000 with a wage of £250 per week.
Dewhurst begins at an ability of 80 but has the potential to rise to an incredible 140-170, so he is set to bring the success whilst keeping the goals out.
The keepers top three stats in the first summer consist of reflexes, kicking and handling. The essentials for any keeper trying to make a name for themselves.
Those are the five wonderkids that you should sign up whilst you have the chance, they are destined to make your team one of the best around. What manager would turn down a side packed full of future stars? Hopefully, not you.
This article was written exclusively for golear.co.uk