The 10 Best Young Players to Keep an Eye On

Written by Chris Baxter
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There is nothing more exciting than watching a young talented player explode into the scene. This year, the world of football has witnessed several emerging talents taking the football world by storm.

If you are a punter that uses the odds converter sports betting on your favourite platform, you must have seen these talented youngsters. Here is a list of ten of the best young players you should keep an eye on.

10. Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich (Canada)

The rise of Davies is a very inspiring story: from a refugee camp in Ghana to the UEFA Champions League final at the age of 19. Bayern signed the left-back in January 2019 as a backup. However, injuries to Lucas Hernadez and Niklas Sule paved the way for the young left-back. He has scored three goals and provided nine assists in the previous season.

9. Alexander Isak – Real Sociedad (Sweden)

Alexander Isak signed for Real Sociedad from Borussia Dortmund in July 2019. In the 2019/20 season, he was a backup striker and scored 16 goals in all competitions. His future looks bright, and it is only a matter of time before the 'big clubs' start fighting for his signature.

8. Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid (Brazil)

Vinicius received a lot of attention as the Brazilian wonder-kid that was signed by Real Madrid from Flamengo. Since making his debut, he has impressed the fans with his outstanding dribbling and speed. Last season, he managed five goals and four assists in all competitions. He has already scored two goals this season. As he continues to improve, his future looks bright.

7. Ansu Fati- Barcelona (Spain)

The Spanish teenager is among the best young players at Barcelona. He came from the La Masia academy. He made his debut last season. He is the youngest player to score for the club in the UEFA Champions League. Even though he was not a regular starter, he scored eight goals last season. Many fans believe he can rise to become a star for Barcelona.

6. Nicolo Zaniolo –AS Roma (Italy)

Zaniolo is another budding talent to grace Serie A this year. He moved to AS Roma from Inter Milan in 2018, and last season, he scored eight goals and provided three assists. He has become an integral part of the AS Roma squad as he continues his development.

5. Federico Valverde – Real Madrid (Uruguay)

Federico Valverde emerged as an important player for Real Madrid last season. He paid off the faith of his manager Zinedine Zidane by putting in convincing performances. At 22, he is Real's box-to-box midfielder. His strengths are his passing and defensive contributions.

4. Mason Mount – Chelsea (England)

Mount made his senior debut last season. Frank Lampard granted Mount a starting role at Chelsea. He had spent the previous season on loan at Derby County. He managed eight goals and six assists in the 52 matches he played in all competitions. Under proper management, he has the attributes to develop into one of the world's best players.

3. Dejan Kuluservski – Juventus (Sweden)

Dejan had an impressive season in 2019/20 that was lauded by fans and pundits. He spent last season on loan at Parma. But Juventus signed him in January 2020. His natural position is the right-wing but can also play on the left side. In the 36 matches he played, he scored ten goals and provided nine assists. He also emerged as the best young player of the season in Serie A. Now at Juventus playing alongside the best in the world, he has the opportunity to develop into a top player.

2. Mason Greenwood – Manchester United (England)

Mason Greenwood has become an essential player in Ole's Manchester United. He has risen from the Academy to become a senior player in the club. Last season, he scored ten goals in thirty-one games in the EPL and five goals in seven matches in the UEFA Europa League. His confidence in front of goal and ability to beat defenders mean he has the ingredients to develop into a great player.

1. Erling Braut Haaland – Borussia Dortmund (Norway)

Erling Haaland has emerged as the hottest prospect in European football. His ability saw him attract the attention of great European Football Clubs. He joined Dortmund from RB Salzburg in the winter transfer. He managed sixteen goals in eighteen matches. Last season ended with the young striker managing forty-four goals in forty games. This season he has already scored eight goals in ten appearances.

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