The future is bright for the stars of NxGn 2019, but how exactly will they progress? Football Manager gives a glimpse at a possible future…
The best teenagers in the world have been named, with Jadon Sancho topping the NxGn list for 2019.
The Borussia Dortmund winger has starred for club and country over the past year and is expected to progress even further in the next few seasons.
In order to find out exactly how the English wonderkid could progress, Goal simulated the next 10 seasons in Football Manager 2019, seeing Sancho and his peers go on to dominate world football.
He rejected a new contract from Chelsea, deciding to leave on a free transfer in the summer of 2025 and drop to the Championship to join Brighton. England’s second tier proved to be the best home for Hudson-Odoi, who won the Championship while on loan with Burnley in 2019-20 and then achieved promotion through the play-offs with Brighton in 2026.
The Premier League proved too large a step up for the winger again after Brighton’s promotion and he left ahead of the 2027-28 season to join Celtic for £5.5m ($7.3m). Hudson-Odoi was also part of the same England team that won the European U-21 Championship in 2021 and bagged a goal in the 4-1 win over Belgium in the final.
However, that was his last taste of international football as he never progressed to the level to be considered for the senior squad and watched as a fan as they won the 2026 World Cup in North America.