FM14 Wonderkids To Watch – Neal Maupay

FM 2014 Wonderkids

written by Johnny Karp

Neal Maupay

Neal Maupay

Club: Nice

Position: ST

Age: 16

Nationality: French

Compared to: Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney

Neal Maupay is half French, half Argentinian, and his talent seems to have been quite obvious right away. He started his career at a small French club called US Valbonne and then was signed by top-flight side Nice in 2007. At the age of 16 years and 32 days he was given his debut in Ligue 1, on 14 September 2012. He scored 3 goals for Nice in his debut season in the French top flight, definitely not bad for a 16-year old. Unfortunately he suffered a pretty bad injury, ruptured cruciate ligament, had to go through surgery and will probably be back on the pitch around October.

This Football Manager 2014 wonderkid was compared to his fellow Argentinians Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero, he surely has the technique and speed, but also to Wayne Rooney for his unusual strength for his young age. Probably most of the big clubs in Europe are keeping an eye on him but there were no reports of concrete offers so far. All we know is that Nice offered him a professional contract and that he signed it. His transfer value might be around 15 million pounds but it’s hard to say due to that injury.

Check out the video below to see some of the skills that he has demonstrated in Ligue 1 this season:

Neal Maupay stats

Nice > Appearances: 15 / Goals: 3

Nice II > Appearances: 8 / Goals: 7

France Under 16 > Appearances: 13 / Goals: 6

France Under 17 > Appearances: 6 / Goals: 2

What should we expect from this Football Manager 2014 wonderkid? We already know that he was a sensation in FM 13, but unfortunately you couldn’t see him in your game unless you had loaded the French league or a custom database including French players. Most probably that won’t be the case in FM 14, he will surely be available because his talent is difficult to ignore.

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  • comment avatar HOK July 27, 2013

    Will he be better than what he was in FM13? If that’s possible.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp July 28, 2013

      Don’t know, we have to wait for the new game and see.

  • comment avatar einarzzz July 31, 2013

    Can Schrijvers make it to this list? :)

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp July 31, 2013

      Not sure, we’ll think about it.

  • comment avatar Francesco September 6, 2013

    will he be good on fm 13??? becoause i want to sign him but im not sure at all about his grown (is the word right?)

    Sorry for my not perfect english… im italian

  • comment avatar Sovilhelm October 28, 2013

    He was so fking good in fm13

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 28, 2013

      He was, unfortunately wasn’t available unless you had France loaded.

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