Master League : PES 2016 Wonderkids Must Have
1.Jordon Ibe (Liverpool)
One of the Premier League’s hottest young prospects, Ibe was recalled from his loan deal at Derby midway through the 2014/15 season. He showed flashes of his potential through a handful of first team appearances, hitting the post in a Merseyside derby and winning a crucial penalty against Tottenham.
Ibe came up through the Wycombe Wanderers youth system, before signing for Liverpool in 2012. He has playing experience in both the Championship and League One, but is yet to enjoy a sustained spell of Premier League football.
2.Martin Odegaard (Real Madrid)
The 16 year old made waves on social media, and his virtual self is sure to boast an inflated set of stats despite his critical lack of experience. degaard accrued 23 appearances at hometown club Strømsgodset, scoring five goals in the process, but remains a very raw talent. However, he is an undeniably impressive prospect, capable of becoming a major creative force in world football.
The Norwegian made his first team debut on the final day of the 2014/15 La Liga campaign, coming on for Cristiano Ronaldo in a substitution many will see as potentially symbolic – if he does indeed live up to his massive potential.
3.Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)
One of Chelsea’s brightest young prospects, 19 year old Loftus-Cheek certainly has the physical presence to dominate Premier League midfields for years to come. He currently has three Premier League appearances, all coming in the midst of Chelsea’s triumphant 2014/15 season, but could struggle to break into a squad packed with talent. He appears instead to be one for the future.
Standing a powerful 6’3″, Loftus-Cheek is very technically gifted, and enjoys playing a deep-lying playmaker role. The best bet for his career could be to seek a loan move elsewhere, allowing him to develop and gain experience away from the highly competitive Chelsea senior squad. Whichever path his career takes, he is well equipped to rack up playing time in your Master League team.
4.Benjamin Mendy (Marseille)
Already an established part of the Marseilles first team, Mendy is an attack-minded defender with all the attributes expected of a modern-day full back. He has considerable experience for a 21 year old too, with over 100 league appearances for both Le Havre and Marseilles. He has also featured regularly in the French international youth system, representing his country at various levels – although he is yet to earn a senior cap.
Quick, determined, and always willing to whip a cross into the box, the young Frenchman is a dynamic presence on the pitch – both virtually and in real life.
5.Divock Origi (Liverpool)
Like Jordon Ibe, Origi is a young, attack-minded member of the Liverpool squad who should be set for big things. The Belgian has just returned from a season-long loan at previous club Lille, where he continued to showcase his rapid pace and willingness to take on defenders.
Fans of Liverpool and the Belgian national team alike will be hoping that Origi comes good – although another loan deal may beckon, considering his numerous rivals in the Anfield senior squad (including Danny Ings, Christian Benteke and Mario Balotelli).
6.Alen Halilovic (Barcelona)
Impossibly quick-footed, nimble, and difficult to knock off the ball, he arguably resembles a blond Lionel Messi – albeit one who prefers to play as an attacking midfielder, rather than a role up top.
The young Croatian may only be 19 years old, but he’s already helped former club Dynamo Zagreb to consecutive top flight championships (as well as a Super Cup victory). He is yet to make an appearance for Barcelona’s senior squad, but was a regular member of the B squad last season. He also has seven international caps, and is the youngest player ever to play for Croatia.
7.Ezequiel Ponce (Newell’s Old Boys)
One of the more unknown quantities on this list, Ezequiel Ponce only has 24 Argentinian league appearances to his name – but has secured a move to Roma in December 2015, a transfer confirmed by both clubs. He made his debut at just 16, showing enough potential in the two years since to tempt one of Europe’s top clubs into taking a risk.
Despite not yet playing at the highest level, Ponce appears to be the complete package. He has strength, pace, power, and aerial ability. Even if he fails to come good in Seria A, he should be a gem when PES hits the shelves.
8.Alessio Romagnoli (A.C. Milan)
A lean, mobile defender, Romagnoli recently impressed in a season-long loan with Sampdoria, and could well break into the Roma first team this year. As a player who came up through the team’s youth ranks, he has demonstrated a professionalism and mental toughness rarely seen in such inexperienced players.
Thrust into the starting line-up at just 17 years of age, he dealt with the weight of expectation admirably, and has continued to develop well thanks to his 30 appearances for Sampdoria. Alongside his promising physical attributes, including his height and strength, the Italian is most impressive in the way he reads the game. Demonstrating a maturity far beyond his years, he could become the next great Italian centre back.
9.Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Bayern Munich)
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s departure to Manchester United may have left a hole in the Bayern Munich midfield, but a solution could already be within their ranks. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is a highly-rated midfielder with the ability to pick a pass, dominate with strength, and generally run the show from the middle of the park.
The 20 year old already has seven caps (and one goal) for Denmark, and is certainly one to watch over the course of the new season. He has already enjoyed a successful loan spell with Augsburg, during which he showed Bayern what they were missing, setting up the only goal of the late-season clash.
10.Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Angel Correa has already overcome a lot in his career, even at the tender age of 20. The Argentinian required heart surgery, a procedure which delayed his move to Atletico Madrid. However, the club now have Correa within their grasp, and could have quite a player on their hands.
The forward was part of San Lorenzo’s Copa Libertadores winning team, and has also enjoyed success with his national under-20 side. A Sky Sports report likened him to countryman Carlos Tevez (and even all-time great Diego Maradona) for his tenacious determination, willingness to drop deep, and stocky build.
Another PES 2016 Wonderkid Worth Signing :
- Daley Sinkgraven – Ajax
- Jose Gimenez – Atletico Madrid
- Gabriel Barbosa – Santos
- Kurt Zouma – Chelsea
- Jose Luis Gaya – Valencia
- Hector Bellerin – Arsenal
- Paulo Dybala – Juventus
- Arkadiusz Milik – Ajax
- Domenico Berardi – Sassuolo
- Aymeric Laporte – Athletic Bilbao
- Youri Tielemans – Anderlecht
- Marquinhos – Paris Saint-Germain
- Mateo Kovacic – Real Madrid
- Hakan Calhanoglu – Bayer Leverkusen
- Memphis Depay – Manchester United
- John Stones – Everton
- Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
- Gianluigi Donnarumma – A.C. Milan
- Anthony Martial – Manchester United
- Paul Pogba – Juventus
- Nicola Leali – Juventus
- Raphael Varane – Real Madrid
- Kingsley Coman – Juventus
- Oliver Torres – Atletico Madrid
- Max Meyer – Schalke 04
- Gideon Zelalem – Arsenal
- Luke Shaw – Manchester United
- Leroy Sane – Schalke 04
- Niklas Sule – Hoffenheim
- Ruben Neves – FC Porto