This post was written for us by German FM content creator and superstar FMZweierkette. He shares with us his 5 German players to sign on FM23.
The Bundesliga is known for giving youth a chance and there are exciting new talents lurking in the clubs academies every year. Here I want to introduce you to five players, both well-known and lesser-known that you should keep an eye on in Football Manager 2023 during your scouting tour in Germany.
Youssoufa Moukoko (17), Borussia Dortmund
After a transfer summer that saw Haaland, Sesko, Lucca and Adeyemi change clubs, there’s only one Wonderkid striker left for FM players to pick up: Youssoufa Moukoko hasn’t signed a new contract yet at Dortmund and therefore you could with a bit of luck even get him on a free transfer. Moukoko is the youngest debutant and goal scorer in the history of the Bundesliga. As everyone will know, Moukoko comes with a LOT of potential and already is a clinical finisher. The physical side of his game isn’t shabby either – just his mental’s (Decisions 7, Off the Ball 9) need to improve. But hey – he is still 17 years old and could well lead your attack for 15 to 20 years.
Luca Netz (19), Borussia Mönchenglabach
Luca Netz is just 19 years old but already in his second season as a regular starter for Borussia Mönchengladbach. The left-back possesses a good amount of pace and stamina and likes to utilize both to bomb forward down his flank. As an added bonus he is a capable corner taker. If you’re looking for a talented left back ready for game time and with lots of potential for the future, you definitely should send your scouts to Gladbach.
Paul Wanner (16), Bayern Munich
Jamal Musiala just made his break through at Bayern Munich, but they already have the next offensive midfielder with loads of potential in their youth ranks: Paul Wanner, 16, left-footed and quite versatile. His Vision, Flair and Technique make him a joy to watch, on top of that he is quite fast and agile. Yet he has still a long way to go until he qualifies as a starter at Bayern, which may offer you the opportunity to get him on a loan and lure him away that way.
Anton Stach (23), Mainz 05
Everyone loves an allrounder, right? Let me introduce you to Anton Stach, 23, a defensive/central midfielder from Mainz, who has already debuted for the National team and well could become part of Hansi Flick’s world cup squad. But what does Stach offer that might win him a place alongside Kimmich, Gündogan and Goretzka? First of all he can play nearly everywhere and secondly, he has no real weaknesses. His work ethic is as outstanding as his height and both make him the tower in battle for Mainz. A professional personality rounds that off, so – to put it briefly – he is every manager’s dream. Even if his potential might not be enough for the likes of City, PSG and Bayern – I wouldn’t mind having him in the squad there, too.
Dennis Seimen (16), VfB Stuttgart
Finally, I want to kill two birds with one stone. A list of German players without a goalkeeper and without a player from the Stuttgart academy would not be complete. So here is Dennis Seimen, a tall keeper who is comfortable coming off his line. At 16 years he of course has some work to do, but he comes with all the skills required to step into the footprints of other goalkeepers formed at Stuttgart like Odysseas Vlachodimos, Bernd Leno and Timo Hildebrand.
Let me know in the comments or over on Twitter @FMZweierkette which German talents you are most looking forward to manage in Football Manager 2023. Auf Wiedersehen!
Some great recommedations by FMZweierkette! his website is https://fm.zweierkette.de/ Will you be signing any of these players? let us know on our discord or twitter.