Skip to Content

Best Young CM FIFA 23 Wonderkids – Best Young Central Midfielders to Sign in Career Mode

Guide Contents

FIFA 23 is finally here! To celebrate, we’ve updated our Best Young CM FIFA 22 list with the newest top young Central Midfielders that we think will have the highest potential in the game on release. Keep in mind that these ratings are predicted and not final.

To be classed as a Wonderkid, players must be 21 years old or younger.

Best Young CM FIFA 23 Wonderkids – Best Young Central Midfielders to Sign in Career Mode

Looking for FIFA 23 ratings? Check out our Best Young CDM FIFA 23 guide.

With that said, let’s get into it! Here is our best young CM FIFA 23 guide. Rating the top 60 best wonderkid Central Midfielders to sign in FIFA 23 career mode.

60

Lewis Bate (63 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: Leeds United (2021 ~ 2024)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: England
  • Wage: €4K
  • Value: €1.3M
  • Position(s): CDM, CM

The 18-year-old is currently on loan to Oxford United from his club Leeds United. He’s extremely good when it comes to passing, and rest assured that he can score whenever the possibility is given to him. The 83 potential just shows that he is a great asset to have on your team, so make sure to sign him if you’re looking for a cheap and potential young CDM or CM!

59

Dário Essugo (65 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: Sporting CP (2021 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 17
  • Nationality: Portugal
  • Wage: €500
  • Value: €1.7M
  • Position(s): CDM, CM

Dario is currently playing in Portugal, and he has a deal with Sporting CP until 2025. The 17-year-old has 83 potential on his head, meaning that he’ll likely move to a bigger market once the opportunity is presented to him. With his playmaking and passing abilities, he’s truly a gem to have in your rotation!

58

Maurits Kjaergaard (65 OVR / 83 POT)

Maurits Kjaergaard
  • Team: FC Red Bull Salzburg (2019 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Denmark
  • Wage: €2K
  • Value: €1.8M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM, ST

Maurits is very popular for his versatility, and he has been able to highlight that in the Austrian league, playing for one of the strongest teams, FC Salzburg. His contract is ending in 2026, and with him being 18 years old then, he’ll be an attractive piece for the high-market teams. Rest assured, he’ll provide lots of strength to your offense if you give him enough chance, which is highlighted by his 83 potential points.

57

Paulo Bernardo (68 OVR / 83 POT)

Paulo Bernardo
  • Team: S.L. Benfica (2020 ~ 2027)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Portugal
  • Wage: €3K
  • Value: €2.9M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM

Paulo is currently trying to make a case as one of the best young CAM and CM in Portugal, playing for Benfica. He is 19 years old, so he still has a lot ahead of him, and with the team offering him a contract until 2027, they made a clear case when it comes to his availability! At just 19 years of age, he has already been a strong factor in Benfica’s success, which is another reason why you need to consider adding him to your rotation.

56

Anouar Ait El Hadj (69 OVR / 83 POT)

Anouar Ait El Hadj
  • Team: RSC Anderlecht (2019 ~ 2024)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Belgium
  • Wage: €6K
  • Value: €3.3M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM, RM

Another versatile young player could be found in El Hadj. He is currently playing in Belgium, more precisely in Anderlecht, and could be on the move with his contract ending in 2024. The versatility itself, along with the playmaking abilities and the potential, should be enough to convince you to sign this youngster!

55

Marko Bulat (69 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: Dinamo Zagreb (2021 ~ 2027)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Croatia
  • Wage: €500
  • Value: €3.3M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Dinamo Zagreb is the team Bulat is making a case for himself as CM or CDM that could play in the highest leagues. At just 19 years of age and 83 potential on his head, Bulat’s deal with Dinamo Zagreb is until 2027, showing that the Croatian team wants to build a long-term relationship with Marko. One reason more to add him to your roster, I guess!

54

Alan Varela (70 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: Boca Juniors 2020 ~ 2026
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Argentina
  • Wage: €5K
  • Value: €3.6M
  • Position(s): CDM, CM

Varela is one of the players that is looking to make it big by starting in South America, in this case in Boca Juniors. He is 19 years old and his contract is ending in 3 years, making him eligible to go to Europe and build himself a career! With 83 potential and 70 OVR, Varela can be a proper back-up for your position if you give him enough chances!

53

Quinten Timber (70 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: FC Utrecht (2021 ~ 2024)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: Netherlands
  • Wage: €7K
  • Value: €3.8M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

The 20-year-old is playing in the Netherlands, more precisely in Utrecht, and his deal is ending in 2024. The 83 potential, along with the 70 OVR, is making him one of the best potential and young CM and CDM not just in the Netherlands but in the whole of Europe! He deserves a chance on your team, that’s for sure!

52

Carlos Alcaraz (70 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: Racing Club (2020 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Argentina
  • Wage: €4K
  • Value: €3.7M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM, LM

Another player that is looking to make his entrance in Europe by playing in Argentine first is Alcaraz. The versatility of this player has brought the attention of teams like Arsenal and Tottenham, and the 83 potential is proving that he can “walk the talk” when it comes to it!

51

Fabricio Díaz (71 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: Liverpool Fútbol Club (2019 ~ 2023)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Uruguay
  • Wage: €500
  • Value: €4.1M
  • Position(s): CDM, CM

Díaz is only 18 years old, and with 71 OVR alongside 83 potential, he could be on the move soon rather than later since his deal with Liverpool Futbol Club ends in 2023. He does have high playmaking abilities and can score in difficult situations, which is a huge plus for an 18-year-old guy!

50

Antonio Blanco (71 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: Real Madrid CF (2020 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Wage: €51K
  • Value: €4.5M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Antonio Blanco is a 20-year-old guy that is currently playing in the best team in the world, Real Madrid. He still hasn’t received a proper chance to prove himself, but the team has made a 5-year contract on his name back in 2020, proving that the 71 OVR and 83 POT aren’t a coincidence! With $4.5 million on his head, he could be a gem to your rotation without a hesitation!

49

Daniel Samek (72 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: SK Slavia Praha (2021 ~ 2023)
  • Age: 17
  • Nationality: Czech Republic
  • Wage: €500
  • Value: €4.5M
  • Position(s): CDM, CM

The Czech Republic hasn’t failed to produce great talents, and Samek is one of the guys that could be the next big thing that comes out of this country. The 17-year-old’s contract is expiring next year, and the 83 potential alongside the 72 OVR score are good enough for the $4.5 million buyout on his head! Rest assured he’ll provide quality gameplay once you add him to the roster!

48

Eliot Matazo (72 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: AS Monaco (2019 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Belgium
  • Wage: €18K
  • Value: €5M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

AS Monaco has been one of the best clubs in France in the past, but now they are known for producing individual talents. One of these talents is Matazo, who is 19 years old and has a contract with the team until 2026. With 83 POT and 27 OVR, along with the $5 million in his contract, he’s truly a hot-topic in Europe!

47

Yunus Musah (73 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: Valencia CF (2019 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: United States
  • Wage: €9K
  • Value: €6.5M
  • Position(s): RM, CM, LM

Another youngster that could be added to your rotation with just 18 years of age can be found in Musah. He is currently playing in Valencia, and the team wouldn’t want to get rid of this versatile, young player without a proper compensation. This is why he is earning $6.5 million in the team, and with his qualities, we must say that he has earned every penny of it!

46

Mohamed Ihattaren (73 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: Ajax (Dec 31, 2022 On Loan)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Netherlands
  • Wage: €28K
  • Value: €6.5M
  • Position(s): CAM, RW, CM

Mohamed is 19 years old, and although he is currently on loan in Ajax, the versatility in his profile as well as his decision-making in-game is what makes him so special. He has high potential points, 83, and the 73 points in his OVR profile are talking for themselves! Another gem that your team could benefit from!

45

Nicolas Seiwald (74 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: FC Red Bull Salzburg (2020 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: Austria
  • Wage: €18K
  • Value: €9M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Seiwald plays in Salzburg, and we all know how good the team is in producing young talents. He is playing on the CM and CDM position, and the team has locked him in until the 2026 season, by paying him 18k euros weekly and 9 million euros on his contract! Truly a gem, right?

44

Yacine Adli (76 OVR / 83 POT)

  • Team: FC Girondins de Bordeaux (Jun 30, 2022 On Loan)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: France
  • Wage: €26K
  • Value: €15M
  • Position(s): CM, CAM

Although his OVR doesn’t speak for itself on 64, Adli is an 18-year-old player that has 84 potential, meaning that only sky’s the limit if he’s given the right chance. He’s shown sparks of potential while playing for Bordeaux, and the fact that his contract is worth 15 million euros shows how good he can be given the right chance.

43

Hannibal Mejbri (64 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: Manchester United (2020 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Tunisia
  • Wage: €7K
  • Value: €1.6M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM

At just 18 years of age, Mejbri has been able to be spotted from United as a potential and decent young player, which is why the team has signed a deal until 2026 with him. He could be signed for a bargain in your team, as his contract is worth 1.6 million euros and he’s earning 7k euros per week! Truly a blessing in disguise, we must say!

42

Alex Scott (66 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: Bristol City (2021 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 17
  • Nationality: England
  • Wage: €1K
  • Value: €2.1M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM, RM

At just 17 years of age, Scott has been able to make himself a case as one of the best young players in the Championship. With 84 potential and 66 OVR, he has shown great moves, passing and shooting abilities whenever he was given the chance. Rest assured that he’ll be a hot-topic once his contract expires in 2025, or even prior to that!

41

Martin Baturina (67 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: Dinamo Zagreb (2021 ~ 2027)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Croatia
  • Wage: €500
  • Value: €2.6M
  • Position(s): CM, CAM

Martin is playing for Dinamo Zagreb in his home country of Croatia, and he is yet another youngster who looks to make a case for himself as a versatile and dependable CM or CAM. Dinamo has locked him until 2027, which is why the 2.6 million euros in his contract speak enough for himself! If you need a great passing and shooting CM, this is the guy for you!

40

Kenneth Taylor (71 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: Ajax 2018 ~ 2027
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Netherlands
  • Wage: €6K
  • Value: €4.4M
  • Position(s): CM

The 19-year-old CM is currently playing in Ajax, a team that is very good in producing talents that decide to either play for the team or move into bigger markets. Taylor is locked in until the end of the 2027, meaning that with the 84 potential and 71 OVR, he could only grow from here on!

39

Luka Sučić (72 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: FC Red Bull Salzburg (2019 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Croatia
  • Wage: €7K
  • Value: €5.5M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM, RM

Luka is currently playing in FC Red Bull Salzburg, and has been there since 2019 onwards. The youngster can truly provide great passing, shooting and dribbling abilities, which is why he is one of the hottest pieces in Salzburg to take! Although is deal is ending in 2025, high-market teams could snatch him earlier for 5.5 million euros, the money that you’ll need to sign him in your team!

38

Aster Vranckx (72 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: VfL Wolfsburg (2021 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Belgium
  • Wage: €13K
  • Value: €5.5M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Another 18-year-old player that is desperately looking to make a case for himself, but this one is doing it successfully in the Bundesliga in Wolfsburg. With 84 potential and 72 OVR rating, Aster’s 5.5 million euros are nothing when it comes to what kind of player you’ll receive in your team! Rest assured that he’ll prove himself once you give him the chance to do so!

37

Ilaix Moriba (73 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: Valencia CF (Jun 30, 2022 On Loan)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Guinea
  • Wage: €17K
  • Value: €6.5M
  • Position(s): CM

Although Moriba isn’t as versatile as his colleagues, the 84 potential and the 73 OVR rating are enough to give you a solid center piece in your midfield. At just 18 years of age, he is currently playing in Valencia and is on loan there, so if you want to have him, you’ll have to pay 6.5 million euros for his services!

36

Amadou Onana (73 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: LOSC Lille (2021 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Belgium
  • Wage: €13K
  • Value: €6M
  • Position(s): CDM, CM

Onana is playing in one of the few good teams in France, which is LOSC Lille. He is locked in until 2026, as the team recognized his passing and playmaking abilities in 2021 and decided to put 6 million euros on his head! Apart from that, Onana can score goals and he could be a good backup in these positions in your team!

35

Manuel Ugarte (74 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: Sporting CP (2021 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: Uruguay
  • Wage: €9K
  • Value: €9M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Ugarte is the young and potential CM in Sporting CP, and the team has put 9 million euros on his head until the end of the 2026 season. He has shown great potential and has been nothing short of spectacular whenever he was given the chance, which is highlighted by the 84 POT and 74 OVR ratings!

34

Khéphren Thuram (76 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: OGC Nice (2019 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: France
  • Wage: €23K
  • Value: €16.5M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Thuram-Ulien is currently playing in Nice, and the team has really invested in him as their CM and CDM. Although he is just 20 years of age, he is worth 16.5 million euros, which isn’t much considering the fact he has 84 POT and 76 OVR. He could score, pass, assist and organize plays with ease, which is why you really need to consider having him in your rotation!

33

Mohammed Kudus (76 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: Ajax (2020 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: Ghana
  • Wage: €12K
  • Value: €16.5M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM

Another 20-year-old that is worth same as Thuram-Ulien, who plays a bit different when it comes to the defensive part. Kudus is a bit more offensive-minded, which is why he’s been pivotal in Ajax’s offense and that’s why he has 76 OVR and 84 POT! Ajax has locked in this gem until 2025, so the 16.5 million euros are really “worth” when it comes to signing this player!

32

Unai Vencedor (76 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: Athletic Club de Bilbao (2018 ~ 2027)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality:
  • Wage: €19K
  • Value: €16.5M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Yet another defensive midfielder that plays in highly competitive league, this time in Spain. The 16.5 million euros that are on his head make him one of the most wanted assets out there, and with the amazing dribbling, passing and tackling abilities, Vencedor could be snatched soon rather than later from high-market clubs! Make no mistake, he is the real deal for your rotation!

31

Oliver Skipp (77 OVR / 84 POT)

  • Team: Tottenham Hotspur (2018 ~ 2024)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: England
  • Wage: €49K
  • Value: €19.5M
  • Position(s): CDM, CM

Skipp has proven himself as a reliable and strong defensive midfielder, which is why he received such a chance in Tottenham, one of the strongest teams in the Premier League. He has a contract until 2024, and his tackling skills along with the stamina and tenacity make him one of the most wanted CDM’s in the league! Who could blame the teams, right?

30

Alfie Devine (60 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Tottenham Hotspur 2021 ~ 2024
  • Age: 16
  • Nationality: England
  • Wage: €1K
  • Value: €775K
  • Position(s): CAM, LM, CM

Devine is another asset that Tottenham has, but this one is more offensive compared to Skipp. However, the 16-year-old has shown great potential and great mindset, which given the fact that he is playing in the Premier League could benefit him a lot. Devine is a great shooting and dribbling individual, and with the 85 POT, he could blend extremely well in your rotation! Plus, he comes very cheap, for just 775k euros!

29

Zidan Sertdemir (62 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Bayer 04 Leverkusen (2021 ~ 2024)
  • Age: 16
  • Nationality: Denmark
  • Wage: €1K
  • Value: €1.2M
  • Position(s): CM, CAM

Bayer Leverkusen possesses a gem in Zidan, as the young Turkish player is full of potential. At just 16 years of age and 85 potential, he can be truly a great addition and a backup for your midfield and for the offensive mindset of your team. Don’t miss the chance to sign him if you can!

28

Sidney Raebiger (62 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: RB Leipzig (2021 ~ 2023)
  • Age: 16
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Wage: €1K
  • Value: €1.2M
  • Position(s): CM, CAM

Another 16-year-old with 85 potential on his name can be signed in Sidney. He has the same qualities as Zidan, and is able to complete passes, dribbles and finish off hard situations with ease. Leipzig has him under the end of the 2023 season, and he could be yours for 1.2 million euros, which is nothing considering the fact that he is just 16 years and sky’s the limit for him!

27

Pierre Dwomoh (62 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Royal Antwerp FC (2021 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 17
  • Nationality: Belgium
  • Wage: €500
  • Value: €1.2M
  • Position(s): CM, CAM

Pierre is currently playing in Belgium for Antwerp, but has drawn the attention of high-caliber clubs due to the fact he’s just 17 years old and showed great progress in Belgium. Pierre has 85 potential and can be the missing piece to your puzzle called midfield. He has a lot of room to grow, and if given the space, he won’t disappoint you for a single bit!

26

Charlie Patino (64 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Arsenal (2020 ~ 2023)
  • Age: 17
  • Nationality: England
  • Wage: €2K
  • Value: €1.8M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Not many 17-year-olds can brag about playing in the Premier League, let alone Arsenal. Patino is one of those, and rest assured that he’s earning his money with the 85 potential and the amazing defensive presence he brings to his team. He is currently estimated at 1.8 million euros, and our opinion is that is a bargain price for a player of his caliber!

25

Kacper Kozlowski (68 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Royale Union Saint-Gilloise (Jun 30, 2022 On Loan)
  • Age: 17
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Wage: €3K
  • Value: €3M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM

Kozlowski is currently playing in Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, and has 3 million euros on his head as a “bounty-price” for claiming him in your team. At 17 years of age, he’s shown great potential and is able to transform impossible situations to goals, which is why you need to consider having him in your team as a back-up or even a starter in some occasions!

24

Gianluca Busio (71 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Venezia FC 2021 ~ 2024
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: United States
  • Wage: €8K
  • Value: €4.4M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Busio is making a case for a strong midfielder and defender in Italy, more precisely in Venezia. His contract is valid until 2024, but if you want to buy him out, you’ll need around 4.4 million euros. At just 19 years of age and 71 OVR rating, Busio has been brilliant when given the chance in his team. This is why he has 85 potential and this is why he is the real deal for your team!

23

Adam Karabec (72 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: AC Sparta Praha (2020 ~ 2023)
  • Age: 17
  • Nationality:
  • Wage: €500
  • Value: €5.5M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM, LM

Karabec is just 17 years old but is full of versatility and potential. He currently plays in Sparta Praha, and his price is around 5.5 million euros. Due to his versatility, he is a great addition to your offensive skillset, and he could blend well with your teammates by passing and providing goal-scoring chances! Make sure to consider him as your next signing!

22

Santiago Simón (74 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: River Plate (2021 ~ 2024)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Argentina
  • Wage: €9K
  • Value: €9M
  • Position(s): RM, CM

Simon is making a case for a strong midfielder in Argentina, more precisely in River Plate. The 9 million euros on his contract may sound like a bit too much, but with his experience gained at just 19 years of age, 85 potential and 74 OVR rating, only sky’s the limit for this youngster! Rest assured that you’ll be provided with a great playmaker in Simon!

21

Jacob Ramsey (74 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Aston Villa 2017 ~ 2027
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: England
  • Wage: €37K
  • Value: €9M
  • Position(s): CM, CAM

Ramsey has been a pivotal part of Aston Villa’s season in the Premier League, and he is under contract with this team until 2027. Jacob is 20 years old, he has 74 OVR rating and with the 85 potential on his name, your team will be blessed with an amazing offensive strategist and organizer of the game!

20

Nico González (75 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Valencia CF (Jun 30, 2023 On Loan)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Wage: €55K
  • Value: €12M
  • Position(s): CM

Gonzalez is currently on loan from Barcelona to Valencia CF until 2023. At 19 years of age, he has plenty of experience in the big leagues already. He’s under contract with Barcelona until 2026, so if you want to have this gem in your rotation, you’ll have to extract 12 million euros from your budget. It doesn’t seem like easy money to give, but Nico is worth every penny of it!

19

Kouadio Koné (76 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Borussia Mönchengladbach (2021 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 21
  • Nationality: France
  • Wage: €20K
  • Value: €16.5M
  • Position(s): CM

Another great player that lacks versatility but is a pivotal centerpiece in his team is Kone. He plays in Borussia Monchengladbach, and if you want to have him in your rotation, the 76 OVR and 85 POT player is available for 16.5 million euros! The playmaking, passing, and dribbling will be nothing you’ll have to worry about if you have Kone on your team!

18

Orkun Kökçü (78 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Feyenoord (2017 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality:
  • Wage: €10K
  • Value: €27.5M
  • Position(s): CM, CAM

Orkun is currently playing in the Netherlands, more precisely in Feyenoord and he is here until 2025. The team has invested a lot in him, which is why they are looking for 27.5 million euros in his contract! But the 20-year-old is not only full with potential, which is 85, but he also has 78 OVR rating, which is amazing for a player at his age. The offensive presence will never be the same with Orkun in your team!

17

Carney Chukwuemeka (64 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: Aston Villa (2021 ~ 2023)
  • Age: 17
  • Nationality: England
  • Wage: €2K
  • Value: €1.8M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM

Carney is playing in Aston Villa, and the team isn’t looking for a huge amount of money to sell the 17-year-old midfielder, only 1.8 million euros. The 86 POT itself should be enough for you to sign this youngster, as he could develop into a solid centerpiece and offensive midfielder if you provide him enough space.

16

Arda Guler (66 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: Fenerbahçe SK (2021 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 16
  • Nationality: Turkey
  • Wage: €2K
  • Value: €2.3M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM, RW

Arda is a 16-year-old versatile player that currently plays in his homeland for Fenerbahce, but could be in your team for 2.3 million euros. He can provide decent passes, score from impossible situations and is extremely intelligent for his age. That is why he is wanted from top-caliber teams, with his 86 potential and his great vision of the game!

15

Samuele Ricci (71 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: Torino F.C. (Jun 30, 2022 On Loan)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Wage: €16K
  • Value: €4.4M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Samuele is playing in Torino F.C but is on a loan here, and he could bless your midfield and the defensive presence in your team for 4.4 million euros. Ricci is extremely strong individual who makes his presence known, and if you need young and potential player for this position, consider Ricci as one of them!

14

Octavian Popescu (72 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: FCSB (Steaua) (2020 ~ 2024)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Romania
  • Wage: €6K
  • Value: €5.5M
  • Position(s): LW, RW, CM

Popescu is playing in Steaua until 2024, but his versatility has put him high on the market of wanted players. Not only is he a good midfielder, but he can also play on both left and right side of the field, something that not many 18-year-olds know at his age.

13

Fábio Carvalho (73 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: Fulham 2018 ~ 2022
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Portugal
  • Wage: €15K
  • Value: €7M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM, RM

At just 18 years of age, Carvalho is playing in the Premier League with Fulham FC and has made his case known for being one of the best young versatile midfielders out there. Fabio has 86 potential and with the 73 OVR, it goes to show that he can only grow from here on!

12

Ivan Ilić (74 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: Hellas Verona (2021 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality:
  • Wage: €17K
  • Value: €10M
  • Position(s): CM

Ilic is a 20-year-old midfielder that plays in Hellas Verona, and the team is looking for 10 million euros in his contract. He is able to organize the game with ease, pass the ball precisely and make a steady presence in the midfield. The 74 OVR and 86 POT speak enough for themselves, so make no mistake that he is worth signing in your team!

11

Curtis Jones (75 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: Liverpool (2018 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: England
  • Wage: €57K
  • Value: €12.5M
  • Position(s): CM

At just 20 years of age, Jones has made himself a valuable asset in Liverpool. The potential, passing and dribbling skills, vision as well as attacking the perimeter are just some of his strongest assets, which means that he can provide a very good and well-needed boost to your team! For 12.5 million euros, he could be all yours!

10

Harvey Elliott (73 OVR / 87 POT)

  • Team: Liverpool (2019 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: England
  • Wage: €23K
  • Value: €7M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM, RW

Elliott is one of the brightest assets that Liverpool currently has, and he’s proven that with his versatility along with his extreme physicality and stamina. It seems like he never gets tired and is constantly pushing for scoring, assisting, or making plays for goal-scoring situations. Therefore, Liverpool has put 7 million on his head in 2019, with the contract being valid until 2025. 87 POT and 73 OVR aren’t something to be overlooked!

9

Enzo Fernández (78 OVR / 87 POT)

  • Team: Benfica (2022 ~ 2027)
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: Argentina
  • Wage: €14K
  • Value: €23M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

If you paid any attention to the Summer 2022 transfer window, you’ll have heard of Enzo Fernández. A player seemingly linked with every big club in Europe, Fernández is a midfielder and a rock defensively.

Fernández started his career with Argentinian giants River Plate, but his real quality came when he earned a transfer to Benfica. He won his first game for the Portuguese club, even scoring a half volley from outside the penalty box! His form helped Benfica win their next five consecutive games, keeping 3 clean sheets and earning Enzo Fernández the Primeira Liga’s Midfielder of the Month award.

Don’t worry about keeping an eye out for this central midfielder, all of Europe’s biggest clubs already are!

8

Nicolò Rovella (75 OVR / 88 POT)

  • Team: Juventus 2021 ~ 2024)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Wage: €25K
  • Value: €23M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Nicolò Rovella dribbles like the ball is taped to his feet and can sprint for a full 90 minutes, it’s no wonder Italian superclub Juventus has invested so much into him. Currently, he’s on loan at newly promoted club Monza and is hoping to keep them in Serie A.

Rovella has had plenty of experience at an international level, playing in 40 youth games for Italy. He was also a big influence at the 2018 U17 Euros, where he helped the mediterranean country to a silver medal.

What sets Nicolò Rovella apart from other players on this list is his vision, he can find passes like none other. The Azzurri first team are sure to play better when this wonderkid hits their squad!

7

Gavi (79 OVR / 88 POT)

  • Team: FC Barcelona (2020 ~ 2023)
  • Age: 16
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Wage: €14K
  • Value: €24M
  • Position(s): CM, LW, RW

Barcelona has found a gem in Gavi, who an is extremely fast and agile midfielder that can play on both left and right sides if that’s needed from him. The versatility in him only adds to his resume, and with 89 POT and 77 OVR, make no mistake that he should be high in your list if you need a strong presence in the midfield!

6

Eduardo Camavinga (79 OVR / 89 POT)

  • Team: Real Madrid CF (2021 ~ 2027)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: France
  • Wage: €48K
  • Value: €37M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

One of the most promising young players on the planet, it comes as no surprise that Eduardo Camavinga tops our list of best young CDM wonderkids. He started his career in France at Rennes and in the summer of 2021 earned a dream transfer to Los Blancos, Real Madrid.

In what can be seen as the highlight of his career, Eduardo Camavinga was pivotal in the defeat of Manchester City in the 21/22 Champion’s League season. Coming off the bench in the 75’ minute, he ran circles around City’s midfield giving Madrid the edge they needed to win.

If you’re looking for the central midfielder of a generation, Eduardo Camavinga is your guy.

5

Ryan Gravenberch (79 OVR / 89 POT)

  • Team: Ajax (2018 ~ 2023)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Netherlands
  • Wage: €11K
  • Value: €33M
  • Position(s): CM

Ryan is a player that is building himself a case in Ajax, and rest assured, it’s a successful case. Gravenberch has 90 POT and 78 OVR, and although he isn’t as versatile as his colleagues, the 33 million that Ajax are looking for him say enough about his quality as a player. Therefore, if you need a center piece to build your midfield around, Gravenberch is the real deal!

4

Florian Wirtz (82 OVR / 91 POT)

  • Team: Bayer 04 Leverkusen (2020 ~ 2027)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Wage: €24K
  • Value: €64M
  • Position(s): CAM, CM

One of the most naturally gifted central attacking midfielders in the world, Florian Wirtz already has the ability to dictate the flow of a game. He’s another promising player in the Bundesliga, creating the best of chances for his teammates at Bayer Leverkusen. At only 19 years of age he already has four senior appearances for his native country Germany, with many more to come!

As a player, Wirtz’s best abilities are on the ball. His dribbling is already elite, world class for a 19 year old and his passing range is immense. Not many players have vision like he does, Florian Wirtz can find passes other midfielders simply can’t.

Another high end player, Florian Wirtz is perfect for any Career Mode squad who wants a CM for the future and the present!

3

Jamal Musiala (81 OVR / 90 POT)

  • Team: FC Bayern München (2020 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Wage: €26K
  • Value: €37M
  • Position(s): LM, CAM, CM

It’s almost shocking how good he is, Jamal Musiala is the type of central attacking midfielder you want for your club! Another Bundesliga regular, this Bayern Munich player is already attracting a ton of attention. Germany called him up for his senior debut back in March of 2021 and it’s easy to see why!

Jamal Musiala is everything you want in your CAM, he’s fast enough to play on the wing and can see the whole game like a defender. Musiala’s ball skills are second to none, he’s more balanced than a 7 on the pH scale and has more agility than a tiger! His height allows him to fight for every ball in the air as well.

He’s not cheap, but he’s worth the price. Get Jamal Musiala for your Career Mode squad if you’re looking for one of the very best!

2

Jude Bellingham (84 OVR / 91 POT)

  • Team: Borussia Dortmund (2020 ~ 2025)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: England
  • Wage: €25K
  • Value: €64M
  • Position(s): CM, LM

Currently one of the most sought-after players in the world, Jude Bellingham is world-class already. Playing in Germany for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, this young Englishman is already attracting attention from the biggest clubs in Europe. He’s fast, intelligent and hard-working. Exactly what every team needs on their left flank!

Already having his #22 retired at his boyhood club in Birmingham, it’s not an exaggeration to say Jude Bellingham exudes potential. He’s got 15 caps for the Three Lions, with many more to come. On the pitch, Bellingham is a box-to-box midfielder with an eye for goal, scoring in the 22/23 Champion’s League against Premier League winners Manchester City!

If you have a lot of money to spend and want a player who will be good for you right away, Jude Bellingham is the next star from Dortmund to make a splash in your squad.

1

Pedri (85 OVR / 93 POT)

  • Team: FC Barcelona (2020 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Wage: €66K
  • Value: €88.5M
  • Position(s): CM

What can we say about Pedri that hasn’t been said before? The chance that he received in Barcelona under Xavi was truly a blessing for him, and he managed to grab it and use it perfectly well! Pedri is now a pivotal piece of Barcelona’s midfield and is constantly involved in their starting XI.

Strikers and wings would be nothing without his command, as many resemble him with Xavi and Iniesta in their golden days. With 92 potential, Barcelona is seeking astonishing 88.5 million euros, but the long-term investment in this 18-year-old, who has an 85 OVR rating too, should be made without any hesitation!

Best Young CM FIFA 23 Wonderkids

Here’s our complete list of the best young CM FIFA 23 Wonderkids! To qualify as a “Wonderkid,” the player must be under 21 years old and have a Potential (POT) score of 83 or higher.

PlayerOVRPOTAgeClub
Pedri859319FC Barcelona2026No
Jude Bellingham 849119Borussia Dortmund2025Yes
Jamal Musiala 819019Bayern Munchen2026No
Ryan Gravenberch 798920Bayern Munchen2027Yes
Eduardo Camavinga 798919Real Madrid2027Yes
Gavi 798818FC Barcelona2026No
Nicolo Rovella 758820AC Monza2024No
Fabio Miretti 728719Juventus2026No
Enzo Fernandez 788721Benfica2027No
Martin Baturina 708619Dinamo Zagreb2027No
Carney Chukwuemeka 648618Chelsea2028Yes
Ivan Ilic 768621Hellas Verona2026No
Gianluca Busio 738620Venezia2025No
Kouadio Manu Kone 778621Borussia M'gladbach2025Yes
Orkun Kokcu 798621Feyenoord2025No
Mateus Fernandes 668518Sporting CP2023No
Maximo Perrone 708519Velez Sarsfield2023No
Charlie Patino 648518Blackpool2023No
Nico Gonzalez 758520Valencia CF2026No
Nicolo Fagioli 738521Juventus2026No
Elliot Anderson 678519Newcastle United2024No
Kenneth Taylor 738520Ajax2027No
Jacob Ramsey 758521Aston Villa2027Yes
Manuel Ugarte 778521Sporting CP2026No

And that was our best young CM FIFA 23 guide. Looking for more FIFA Wonderkids guides? Check out these:

FIFA 23 Wonderkids:

FIFS 22 Wonderkids:

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 can be played on PC via Steam.