In the modern game, having brilliant full-backs is absolutely vital – just look at Liverpool.

Having elite stars on either side of your defence can turn an average team into world beaters both in attack and defence – and it’s the same on Football Manager 2020.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s talents cost £45million

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s talents cost £45million

These days we all love seeing a right-back marauding down the flank and whipping a cross into a primed centre forward, while it’s also fun watching the more skillful one drive into the box with their dribbling before cutting the ball back to a waiting teammate.

They can get you goals out of nothing and they can also be vital when keeping them out at the other end, offering protection to centre-backs.

But who should you be looking to land now, if not after a season or two?

Thankfully the folks over at the excellent FMScout.com have figured out the best wonderkids around, although you might have to be in charge of a hefty budget to afford their transfer fees.

So which starlets should you be signing? Find out below.

*Some players may not be available on every game to due to differing database sizes


Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Value – £52m

Wage – £75,000 per week

Role – Complete wing-back

Key attribute – Crossing = 17

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been in a league of his own when it comes to right-backs

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Trent Alexander-Arnold has been in a league of his own when it comes to right-backs

Takehiro Tomiyasu (Bologna)

Value – £5.75m

Wage – £15,000 per week

Role – Full-back

Key attribute – Tackling = 14

Max Aarons (Norwich)

Value – £18.75m

Wage – £20,000 per week

Role – Wing-back

Key attribute – Determination = 17

Max Aarons celebrates after providing the assist for Norwich

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Max Aarons celebrates after providing the assist for Norwich

Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid – on loan at Borussia Dortmund)

Value – £20m

Wage – £49,500 per week

Role – Wing-back

Key attribute – Pace = 18

Reece James (Chelsea)

Value – £22m

Wage – £60,000 per week

Role – Full-back

Key attribute – Crossing = 16

Reece James has been on Chelsea’s books since he was six

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Reece James has been on Chelsea’s books since he was six

Guga (ATM/Atletico Mineiro)

Value – £2.9m

Wage – £8,250 per week

Role – Full-back

Key attribute – Stamina = 15

Facundo Mura (Estudiantes LP)

Value – £1.7m

Wage – £4,100 per week

Role – Full-back

Key attribute – Determination = 19

Darren Bent has taken charge of Liverpool on Football Manager and made BIG changes

Lee O’Connor (Celtic – on loan at Partick Thistle)

Value – £115,000

Wage – £7,000 per week

Role – Full-back

Key attribute – Natural Fitness = 16

Moussa Wague (Barcelona – on loan at Nice)

Value – £15.25m

Wage – £8,000 per week

Role – Wing-back

Key attribute – Acceleration = 17

Moussa Wague could be the heir to Dani Alves

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Moussa Wague could be the heir to Dani Alves

Jayden Bogle (Derby County)

Value – £5m

Wage – £3,000 per week

Role – Wing-back

Key attribute – Dribbling = 14

Sergino Dest (Ajax)

Value – £4.7m

Wage – £2,200 per week

Role – Wing-back

Key attribute – Technique = 15

Sergino Dest has had a fantastic breakthrough this season

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Sergino Dest has had a fantastic breakthrough this season

Rodrigo Pinheiro (Porto)

Value – £22,000

Wage – £55 per week

Role – Wing-back/Full-back

Key attribute – Off the ball = 12

Mert Muldur (Sassuolo)

Value – £4.2m

Wage – £10,000 per week

Role – Full-back

Key attribute – Positioning = 15

Mert Muldur has broken into the first-team this season

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Mert Muldur has broken into the first-team this season

Josha Vagnoman (Hamburger SV)

Value – £1.3m

Wage – £14,750 per week

Role – Wing-back

Key attribute – Natural Fitness = 17

Diogo Dalot (Manchester United)

Value – £17m

Wage – £35,000 per week

Role – Complete wing-back/Wing-back

Key attribute – Crossing = 15

Diogo Dalot is not a regular starter at Old Trafford with Aaron Wan-Bissaka ahead of him

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Diogo Dalot is not a regular starter at Old Trafford with Aaron Wan-Bissaka ahead of him

Emerson (Barcelona – on loan at Real Hispalis/Real Betis)

Value – £9m

Wage – £17,750 per week

Role – Wing-back

Key attribute – Off the ball = 16

Yan Valery (Southampton)

Value – £10.75m

Wage – £20,000 per week

Role – Wing-back

Key attribute – First touch = 14

Yan Valery has been out with illness for parts of this season

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Yan Valery has been out with illness for parts of this season

Tomas Tavares (Benfica)

Value – £1.4m

Wage – £3,200 per week

Role – Complete Wing-back/Wing-back

Key attribute – Natural fitness = 15

Ismael Casas (Malaga)

Value – £180,000

Wage – £1,500 per week

Role – Full-back

Key attribute – Decisions = 15

Colin Dagba (Paris Saint-Germain)

Value – £1.8m

Wage – £8,250 per week

Role – Wing-back

Key attribute – Teamwork = 14

Colin Dagba is on the fringes of the PSG XI

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Colin Dagba is on the fringes of the PSG XI

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