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Football Manager 2024 Best Scouts

Lists of the best scouts in Football Manager 2024

If you want to find the best talent before anyone else on Football Manager 2024, you need to assemble a crack team of scouts. This page focuses on some of the best scouts in FM24.

For more FM24 tips, check out our talent lists and player profiles. Scroll down to see our lists.

Who are the best wonderkids in Football Manager 2024?

Here are the highest potential rated players in FC 24 Career Mode.

1. Erling Haaland – Manchester City – Age 22 – ST – 91 Overall/94 Potential

2. Vinicus Jr. – Real Madrid – Age 22 – LW – 89 Overall/94 Potential

3. Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich – Age 20 – 86 Overall/93 Potential

4. Pedri – FC Barcelona – Age 20 – CM – 86 Overall/92 Potential

5. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – SSC Napoli – Age 22 – LW/RW – 86 Overall/92 Potential

6. Florian Wirtz – Bayer Leverkusen – Age 20 – CAM/CM – 85 Overall/91 Potential

7. Jude Bellingham – Real Madrid – Age 20 – CAM/CM – 87 Overall/91 Potential

8. Rodrygo Goes – Real Madrid – Age 22 – RW/LW/ST – 85 Overall/91 Potential

9. Gavi – FC Barcelona – Age 18 – CM/LW – 83 Overall/90 Potential

10. Bukayo Saka – Arsenal – Age 21 – RW/RM – 86 Overall/90 Potential

11. Phil Foden – Manchester City – Age 23 – LW/RW – 85 Overall/90 Potential

12. Alex Balde – FC Barcelona – Age 19 – LB/RB – 81 Overall/89 Potential

13. Rasmus Hojlund – Manchester United – Age 20 – ST – 76 Overall/89 Potential

14. Gabri Veiga – Al-Ahli – Age 21 – CM/CAM – 78 Overall/89 Potential

15. Eduardo Camavinga – Real Madrid – Age 20 – CDM/CM/LB – 82 Overal 89 Potential

16. Enzo Fernandez – Chelsea FC- Age 22 – CM/CDM/CAM – 83 Overall/89 Potential

17. Xavi Simons – RB Leipzig – Age 20 – CAM/LW/RW – 80 Overall/89 Potential

18. William Saliba – Arsenal – Age 22 – CB – 83 Overall/89 Potential

19. Aurelien Tchouameni – Real Madrid – Age 23 – CDM/CM – 84 Overall/89 Potential

20. Sandro Tonali – Newcastle United – Age 23 – CDM/CM – 86 Overall/89 Potential

21. Matthijs de Ligt – Bayern Munich – Age 23 – CB – 86 Overall/89 Potential

22. Warren Zaire-Emery – Paris Saint-Germain – Age 17 – CM/CDM – 75 Overall/88 Potential

23. Antonio Silva – SL Benfica- Age 19 – CB – 78 Overall/88 Potential

24. Fabio Miretti – Juventus – Age 19 – CM/CAM – 75 Overall/88 Potential

25. Alejandro Garnacho – Manchester United – Age 19 – LW/LM – 75 Overall/88 Potential

26. Ansu Fati – Age 20 – Brighton – LW/ST – 78 Overall/88 Potential

David Trezeguet

Another former Juventus great is in need of work. This time, it’s Ballon d’Or winner Pavel Nedved. Like Trezeguet, he brings to the table a wonderful combination of scout attributes, but differs in his scouting knowledge range to his former home country/countries of Czechia and Slovakia.

His wages are on the high side, but he is undoubtedly one of the best scouting options in FM24.

Francis Cagigao

Another perennial member of FM ‘best scouts’ lists is former Arsenal scout Francis Cagigao. Above everything else, the best attribute that Cagigao brings to the table is probably his extensive knowledge of England, Spain, and an array of South American countries, such as Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

The only downside is he is likely to demand a role as chief scout to join your club, and his wages are also rather high.

Roberto Marta

Roberto Marta looks like he could be the go-to option for a high quality, cheap, low reputation scout for players managing lower level clubs in FM24. The big stumbling block however, will be the €475,000 compensation fee to lure him out of his contract with Atalanta.

Outside of that, his only real weakness is his lack of knowledge of countries outside Italy. However, with amazing adaptability, he should be able to broaden his horizons if you need him to.

Jim Lawlor

Jim Lawlor’s 17-year tenure as a scout at Manchester United came to an end earlier in 2022, and in FM24 he’s ready and looking for work. With his high reputation, he isn’t going to be accessible for everyone, but if you’re a big club that needs an English scout, he’s the one for you.

While his adaptability is good, it’s not as good as others on this list who you should consider if you are looking for scouts to work in countries other than England and Northern Ireland, but you can’t argue with his maxed out Judging Player Ability and Potential stats

Juarez Fischer

Juarez Fischer is going to be a very popular FM24 scout pick. Perhaps the most popular. 20 Judging Player Ability, 20 Judging Player Potential, extensive knowledge of Brazil, a 0.5 star reputation, and a very affordable wage.

Picking him up is simply a no-brainer. The only barrier to entry is a €190,000 compensation package you will need to pay to release him from his current contract.

How important are scouts in Football Manager 2024?

There aren’t many things in Football Manager more important than finding the best scouts. Everyone wants to fill their squad up with the best wonderkids from all over the planet, whether they be Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, or Oceania. 

Finding new players is perhaps even more crucial to your team’s progression than perfecting the best tactic or finding the best coaches, allowing you to improve the current ability of your squad, or prepare it for the future by bringing in young players to develop over time.

Bear in mind staff stats can be highly variable across save, so we have not listed each scout’s individual attributes below.

What makes a good scout in Football Manager 2024?

Judging player abilityjudging player potential and adaptability are the three important attributes for scouts in Football Manager. The first two is the quality of their assessments, and adaptability dictates how flexible your scout is in his assignments.

To have an instant impact, you must consider what countries your scouts are familiar with in and try to find scouts that can expand your world knowledge.

What are the best regions to scout in Football Manager 2024

Central Europe, Western Europe, South Europe, South America (South), and South America (North) are the five best regions to scout in FM24.

That said, there are plenty more. Scandinavia will produce a number of high-level talents at affordable prices, as will various different regions of Africa. Spread your scouts far and wide.

What are the best clubs to scout in Football Manager 2024

It’s worthwhile scouting the academies of the biggest clubs: Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Lyon, Real Madrid. Sometimes there are bargains to be had, and some good release clauses at the Spanish clubs.

There are a lot of good deals on offer scouting other clubs with great academies: Palmeiras, Boca Juniors, Dinamo Zagreb, Independiente del Valle, Le Havre, Slavia Prague, Benfica, and so on.

Francis Cagigao, formerly of Arsenal, is one of the best scouts to sign in Football Manager 2024.

Make the most of the staff search tool, where you can specify your searches to suit your specific needs. Set the minimum judging ability/potential attributes to 17 to find some of the best scouts in the game.

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