Norway has produced many fine footballers over the years. From Solskjaer to Riise, Carew to Pedersen, Norway now has a fine crop of young players all playing across some of Europe’s top leagues as well as some still in the Eliteserien. Here are my top 5 wonderkids to sign from the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun‘ on Football Manager 21.
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Top Norwegian wonderkids on Football Manager 21:
5. Oscar Bobb
Bobb may not be the most well-known youngster on this list but he is certainly one to look out for in FM21. At just 17, Bobb has broken into Man City’s development squad for the PL2 this season. Playing on the right, Bobb is a pacey winger with great delivery. He had a solid potential of 144 in FM20 and, following his progression through the development squad, will be expected to improve further in FM21.
4. Håkon Evjen
Following a win of Eliteserien Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year for FK Bodø/Glimt in 2019, Evjen signed for AZ in 2019 and has already made three senior appearances for the club. Another winger, Evjen is known for his incredible dribbling ability and had a well respected 156 potential on FM20. Following his move and subsequent senior appearances, surely he will be an exciting prospect this year.
3. Jans Petter Hauge
Despite a measly 119 potential on FM20, Hauge produced the season of all seasons to secure a move to AC Milan last week. Scoring 17 goals in 21 games, Hauge was on high alert from some of Europe’s top clubs. He won’t be available in the first season on FM21, although maybe a loan deal could be possible. However, he will have a massive upgrade and I fully expect him to be a serious contender for any club two or three seasons in.
2. Sander Berge
Norway’s cultured central midfielder enjoyed a superb half-season following his then record move to Sheffield Utd. Berge had an incredible 165 potential in FM20 and could potentially get a small upgrade for FM21. He won’t come cheap due to his role at a Premier League club but, you should tempt him away, at the age of 22, he could be a mainstay for your team for years.
1. Erling Håland
Was this ever in doubt? Håland is the ultimate Football Manager wonderkid and FM21 will surely be no different. Following his move to Dortmund in January, he will be even more expensive but perhaps even more deadly. His record of 15 goals in 17 games for the BVB could potentially mean his ludicrous 178 potential could even increase further. He is a masterful striker and is well on his way to becoming one of Norway’s finest ever players as well as entering Football Manager folklore.
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