07.02.2021 - Finding and developing wonderkids can be one of the most rewarding aspects of online football management gaming. Here are four rising stars that every manager should take a look at acquiring when beginning a new save.Meslier with Talent and sell-on Potential
Starting between the sticks, Leeds United goalkeeper Ilan Meslier is worth considering as a shot-stopper with plenty of potential. A good all-round keeper with impressive reflexes and agility, the 20-year-old has the stats to become a top keeper for any team.
A goalkeeper like Meslier will only tend to go up in value in a successful team, and the sell-on potential could be great. The Frenchman has certainly impressed in the Premier League with Leeds, who are 2.20 with bet365 in the betting to finish in the top half of the table this season. Meslier looks an exciting prospect for any new save and will give a solid defensive foundation.
Standard Starlet worth Considering
Standard Liege’s no-nonsense defender Zinho Vanheusden has been earning plenty of plaudits for his efforts in Belgium, and is seen as one for the future. A player who might not come particularly cheap from Liege, the talented centre-back might well be worth the investment going forward.
Already capped by the Belgian national side under manager Roberto Martinez, Vanheusden is a name worth remembering and could be on his way to becoming the next Vincent Kompany. Along with keeper Meslier, and possibly alongside some more experienced defenders, the 21-year-old Vanheusden would be a positive addition to the backline.
A Real Betis Bargain to be had with Lainez
Moving further up the field, rising star Diego Lainez has the potential to be a great acquisition, with this pacey winger looking set to have a big future. A 20-year-old who will be able to provide assists and chip in with goals through a campaign, expect Lainez to climb sharply in value with a new team.
Already with a handful of caps for the Mexican national side, it won’t be too many seasons into the game before some of the big clubs might come calling for Lainez. A relatively cheap player rising through the ranks in La Liga after impressing in his homeland, this wonderkid has the dribbling and technical stats to attract plenty of admiring managers.
Inter’s Esposito Worth a Punt
Sebastiano Esposito might be still learning the ropes out on loan with Venezia, but the Inter Milan starlet has the ability to go far in the game. A forward who might not have the best finishing stats, his all-round game is still something to be admired for an 18-year-old.
While fellow young strikers Erling Braut Haaland at Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood will have extravagant price-tags, Esposito could prove to be another bargain who can acquire some significant value through the seasons.
As you can see these four players will provide a solid backbone in any new save and the potential sell-on value means they should seriously be considered.