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

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.

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 10 best wonderkid Central Midfielders to sign in FIFA 23 career mode.

Scroll down to the bottom for a complete list of all CM wonderkids.


Martin Baturina (70 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: Dinamo Zagreb (2021 ~ 2027)
  • Age: 18
  • Nationality: Croatia
  • Wage: €500
  • Value: €4.1M
  • 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 4.1 million euros in his contract speaks enough for itself! If you need a great passing and shooting CM, this is the guy for you.


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!


Fabio Miretti (72 OVR / 87 POT)

  • Team: Juventus (2022 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Wage: €20K
  • Value: €5.5M
  • Position(s): CM, CDM

Fabio Miretti made his professional debut with Juventus U23 back in 2021 at only 17 years old. Since then, he’s been promoted to the first team and is a rising star in Serie A.

With a massive 15-point difference between his overall and potential ratings, this youngster could be an exceptional talent for your team in the future.


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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.


Pedri (85 OVR / 93 POT)

  • Team: FC Barcelona (2020 ~ 2026)
  • Age: 19
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Wage: €115K
  • Value: €104.5M
  • Position(s): CM

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

Strikers and wingers would be nothing without his command, as many resemble him with Xavi and Iniesta in their golden days. With 93 potential, Barcelona is seeking astonishing 104.5 million euros, but the long-term investment in this 19-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.

Pedri 859319FC Barcelona2026No
Jude Bellingham 849119Borussia Dortmund2025Yes
Jamal Musiala 819019Bayern München2026No
Ryan Gravenberch 798920Bayern München2027Yes
Eduardo Camavinga 798919Real Madrid2027Yes
Gavi 798818FC Barcelona2026No
Nicolo Rovella 758820AC Monza2024No
Fabio Miretti728719Juventus2026No
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
Charlie Patino 648518Blackpool2023No
Nico Gonzalez 758520Valencia CF2026No
Nicolo Fagioli 738521Juventus2026No
Elliot Anderson 678519Newcastle United2024No
Kenneth Taylor 738520Ajax2027No
Jacob Ramsey 758521Aston Villa2027Yes
Manuel Ugarte 778521Sporting2026No
Sidney Raebiger 628417Sidney Raebiger2025Yes
Edouard Michut 668419Sunderland 2025No
Quinten Timber 728421Feyenoord2026No
Nicolas Seiwald 758421RB Salzburg2026No
Curtis Jones 768421Liverpool2025Yes
Unai Vencedor 778421Athletic Club de Bilbao2027No
Khephren Thuram 778421OGC Nice2025No
Laurin Ulrich 608317VfB Stuttgart2026No
Paulo Bernardo 678320Benfica2027No
Zidan Sertdemir 628317Bayer 04 Leverkusen2024Yes
Marko Bulat 698320Dinamo Zagreb2027No
Eliot Matazo 728320AS Monaco2026No

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