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Top Ten Under 21 year old players who's market value is on the rise Ligue 1:

 

  1. Houssem Aouar
  2. Boubacar Kamara
  3. Malang Sarr
  4. Rafael Leao
  5. Jules Kounde
  6. William Saliba
  7. Colin Dagba
  8. Faitout Maouassa
  9. Boubakary Soumare
  10. Timothy Weah

Data is taken from transfermrket market values.

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There we go I had a spare hour and a half so I scrolled through EPL, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 & Liga Nos players sorted by under 21 year old and market value. I did not include players who were static in value or reducing in value. Only players whos market value is on the increase. data was from transfermrket. Peace out.

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Real Madrid sign Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for initial €65m

  • Serbian striker joins Madrid on six-year contract
  • Eintracht’s Fredi Bobic: ‘This is a good and important transfer’

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Tue 4 Jun 2019 12.46 BSTLast modified on Tue 4 Jun 2019 13.26 BST

 

Luka Jovic has moved to Real Madrid on a six-year deal.

After a season of struggle for Real Madrid, their summer rebuild has continued with the acquisition of Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt on a six-year deal.

The Serbian forward will cost an initial €65m before add-ons. “Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt have agreed the transfer of Luka Jovic, subject to a medical,” the Spanish club confirmed on Tuesday. “The player will be tied to the club for the next six seasons, until 30 June 2025.”

Jovic joined Eintracht on loan from Benfica in 2017, with the club eventually agreeing to make the move permanent at the end of the past season, in which he scored 17 goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances, as well as 10 in 14 Europa League games.

“From a sporting point of view selling Luka Jovic is a big blow,” said the Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director, Fredi Bobic. “His explosiveness and capacity to score goals propelled us into Europe and we have benefited from more than just his goals in the past two years. 

“But it was clear that there was a limit to what kind of bid we could refuse. For Eintracht Frankfurt this is a good and important transfer. We wish Luka all the best in the future. He has all the attributes to have a great career. And we are proud that we have supported him on his way.”

Meanwhile, the former Madrid and Spain coach Julen Lopetegui – sacked by both last year – has been appointed as Sevilla’s new head coach.

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Germany union of professional footballers Bundesliga team of the season:

 

Two under 21 players in there are Jadon Sancho & Luka Jovic.

 

Also:

Player of the season:

  1. Marco Reus (31.4%)
  2. Luka Jovic (20.9%)
  3. Kai Havertz (12.4%)

 

Newcomer of the season

  1. Jadon Sancho (51.0%)
  2. Luka Jovic (16.3%)
  3. Kai Havertz (13.7%)

 

 

source: https://www.spielergewerkschaft.de/de/VDV/Aktuelles/Detail/1055/Aktuelles-|-Meldung-|VDV-11-2018%2F2019.htm

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Juventus wrap up deal for Atletico Madrid target

 

Juventus have reached a €15m (£13.3m) agreement with Sassuolo for promising young centre-back Merih Demiral, claims Gianluca Di Marzio.

 

Sassuolo only signed Demiral from Turkish outfit Alanyaspor in January but the 21-year-old thoroughly impressed in the second half of last season.

 

Juventus reached an agreement with Sassuolo at the start of the year to have the first option on Demiral this summer.

 

Despite the fact Atletico Madrid were pondering a €25m (£22.2m) bid for the Turkey international, Juventus have taken up their option of first right of refusal.

 

Juventus wrap up deal for Atletico Madrid target

 

 

It remains to be seen whether Juventus will keep Demiral for next season or loan him back to Sassuolo for one more year.

 

Sassuolo only won two of the 14 league matches Demiral started last season but he still finished the campaign with an impressive WhoScored rating of 7.11.

 

Demiral even scored two goals for Sassuolo and finished the campaign as the club’s highest WhoScored rated player in Serie A.

Source: whoscored.

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2 minutes ago, sirmarkhughes said:

Juventus wrap up deal for Atletico Madrid target

 

Juventus have reached a €15m (£13.3m) agreement with Sassuolo for promising young centre-back Merih Demiral, claims Gianluca Di Marzio.

 

Sassuolo only signed Demiral from Turkish outfit Alanyaspor in January but the 21-year-old thoroughly impressed in the second half of last season.

 

Juventus reached an agreement with Sassuolo at the start of the year to have the first option on Demiral this summer.

 

Despite the fact Atletico Madrid were pondering a €25m (£22.2m) bid for the Turkey international, Juventus have taken up their option of first right of refusal.

 

Juventus wrap up deal for Atletico Madrid target

 

 

It remains to be seen whether Juventus will keep Demiral for next season or loan him back to Sassuolo for one more year.

 

Sassuolo only won two of the 14 league matches Demiral started last season but he still finished the campaign with an impressive WhoScored rating of 7.11.

 

Demiral even scored two goals for Sassuolo and finished the campaign as the club’s highest WhoScored rated player in Serie A.

I saw him few times and is really a great prospect, when Sassuolo took in january there were already rumors about Juventus "option" on him, like for Romero.

It seems that Demiral stays at Juventus for grow, and Romero remains at Genoa for an year more, but the next coach has to decide.

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34 minutes ago, zsp2 said:

I saw him few times and is really a great prospect, when Sassuolo took in january there were already rumors about Juventus "option" on him, like for Romero.

It seems that Demiral stays at Juventus for grow, and Romero remains at Genoa for an year more, but the next coach has to decide.

Weird stuff and awful business for Sporting...everybody knew that he was a great prospect and they loaned him out to Alanyaspor with a 3.5 M optional clause. Their fans cant believe it.

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On 6/4/2019 at 2:07 AM, sirmarkhughes said:

There we go I had a spare hour and a half so I scrolled through EPL, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 & Liga Nos players sorted by under 21 year old and market value. I did not include players who were static in value or reducing in value. Only players whos market value is on the increase. data was from transfermrket. Peace out.

Great work. Do you want to do other countries like Russia, Belgium and The Netherlands or can I do this ?

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1 hour ago, thorgan lesar said:

Great work. Do you want to do other countries like Russia, Belgium and The Netherlands or can I do this ?

You can do any you please mate, the more contributions the better. That goes for anybody wishing to add any articles, statistics, transfers etc of under 21 players. Mi casa es su casa.

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I have found an article on thebleacher report by Marcus Alves.

Very decent read and write up on seven Brazilian youngsters who look good to make the move to Europe. The whole article is very well written although at times it comes across as slightly fantastical. Nevertheless here is what Marcus had to say:

 

RENAN LODI, 21, LEFT-BACK

 

Renan Lodi (R) of Brazil's Athletico Paranaense vies for the ball with Matias Suarez (L) of Argentina's River Plate during a Recopa Sudamericana 2019 first leg football match at the Arena da Baixada stadium, in Curitiba, Brazil, on May 22, 2019. (Photo by
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Club: Athletico Paranaense

Brazilian he's compared to: Alex Sandro

Potential destinations: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Real Madrid, Napoli and Zenit

 

"He's like an airplane," summarised Paulo Vinicius Coelho, one of Brazil's most respected pundits after witnessing another masterclass from Renan Lodi during Athletico Paranaense's 2-0 win over Fluminense in early November.

That night, he scored the opener and set up the second, but his impact went way beyond that. The No. 12 stole the show with his explosive runs up the left flank, his breathtaking speed and precise crosses.

While most Brazilian full-backs are hailed for the attacking part of their game, Lodi is also solid defensively. Last year, he was a key member of the side that secured the Copa Sudamericana title. After lifting the trophy, head coach Tiago Nunes couldn't contain himself. "This boy is a monster," he said.

 
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Despite still lacking experience, Athletico Paranaense have already turned down a €18 million offer from Atletico Madrid, as per UOL Esporte, but an improved bid is expected and an offer of around €25 million should get him to Spain.

The full-back is also at the centre of a club vs. country row. He was called up to the under-23 squad for the Toulon Tournament that has just started in France, but Athletico have refused to let him play. The Brazilian FA responded by banning him from Brasileirao games, but despite this setback, he is tipped to make his debut for the senior national team after the Copa America this summer.

Teixeira's verdict: "Renan Lodi is a product of Athletico's youth system. Since an early age, there was a lot of excitement about him. He's an athlete with incredible power, a long stride, very interesting technical capacity. He's the typical Brazilian full-back—the kind that goes forward with much power and quality. He's another name that in [a] short time will be making noise worldwide."

 

         

MATHEUS HENRIQUE, 21, DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER

 

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 27: Matheus Henrique of Gremio celebrates after scoring the first goal of his team during the match Gremio v Sport Recife as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018, at Arena do Gremio on October 27, 2018, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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Club: Gremio

Brazilian he's compared to: Arthur Melo

Potential destinations: Barcelona, Shakhtar Donetsk and Monaco

In mid-May, Gremio's hot prospect Matheus Henrique posted a video sent by Barcelona's centre-back Gerard Pique on his Instagram story. He quickly took it down, though, after it started spreading on social media. In the video, Pique said, "Hope to see you soon in Europe." That was enough for the Brazilian's club board to suspect that they were losing another player to the Catalan giants after having already seen Arthur Melo depart.

It wasn't an unreasonable conclusion. With Matheus, Gremio are confident they've got a star in the making. The club have even held training sessions behind closed doors to protect him from European representatives.

Scouts will get a chance to watch him at the Toulon Tournament in France, though. He started Brazil's first game against Guatemala, a 4-0 win on Sunday.

The comparisons with his predecessor Arthur are fair, but Matheus is considered an even more complete midfielder. Like Arthur, he dictates the tempo of the game with his outrageous passing but seems more comfortable moving forward and breaking into the box.

"The difference is that I attack more [than him], especially because I started as a midfielder who could also play on the flanks," Matheus has said.

Teixeira's verdict: "Matheus Henrique has a curious history. He was very young when he played the Copa Sao Paulo tournament for Nacional in 2013 and was immediately recruited by Gremio. He spent some time there but did not stay long [and] was released a while after and signed for Sao Caetano. He debuted for their first team, and then Gremio decided to bring him back. He's a dynamic player, very active in the game, currently touted as the new Arthur in Porto Alegre. He has a refined class, is very fast, slim, a box-to-box player."

 

          

ANTONY, 19, WINGER

 

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAY 05: Antony of Sao Paulo controls the ball during a match between Sao Paulo and Flamengo for the Brasileirao Series A 2019 at Morumbi Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Miguel Schincariol/Getty Images)
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Club: Sao Paulo

Brazilian he's compared to: David Neres

Potential destinations: Arsenal, Lyon and Ajax

It's not the sort of move you expect from a 19-year-old youngster with fewer than 50 professional matches, but Sao Paulo's highly-rated winger Antony surprised everyone by releasing an ebook about his career at the end of April. And he even got Tottenham forward Lucas Moura to write the preface. Spurs' Champions League semi-final hat-trick hero shares the same agent as the teenager and has been advising him recently.

After Eder Militao, David Neres and Casemiro, Antony is tipped to be the next big thing to come out of Cotia, the most impressive academy in South American football.

In a recent interview with UOL Esporte, Fortaleza manager Rogerio Ceni, a legend of the club, predicted Antony to be "the best newcomer of the Brazilian league." He helped his team reach the Sao Paulo State Championship final and has been heavily linked with a move to Europe this summer.

 
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Sao Paulo have been criticised for letting Antony travel for the Toulon Tournament while the Brazilian League is still ongoing—media and fans are saying they are prioritising a sale, but the team's board have insisted he will only leave for his buyout clause, which is a chunky €50 million.

The left-footed winger possesses electric pace and ability to beat defenders with ease. He has all the attributes to emulate Moura and fulfill his potential on a bigger stage.

Teixeira's verdict: "Antony is a magical player—he's the player you expect to do different things, very technical, inventing dribbles, an absolute pleasure to watch playing. Above all, he's really intelligent and promising. I think he's one of the brightest stars of Brazil's new crop of youngsters and has everything to burst on the world scene with his skills."

 

           

ERIC RAMIRES, 18, CENTRAL MIDFIELDER

 

Brazil's Bahia Ramires celebrates a goal which was later cancelled by the VAR during their Copa Sudamericana football match against Brazil's Atletico Paranaense at Arena Fonte Nova stadium, in Salvador, Brazil on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Arisson MARINH
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Club: Bahia

Brazilian he's compared to: Ramires

Potential destinations: Arsenal, Atletico de Madrid and Borussia Dortmund

It says a lot about Eric Ramires' potential that he's touted to become the most expensive player ever sold by Bahia—the club that produced the likes of Daniel Alves and Anderson Talisca.

The 18-year-old starlet made his senior debut in September, but it didn't take long for him to impress. A week after his first appearance, he humiliated former international Felipe Melo to setup a goal against Palmeiras and introduce himself to the country's football fans. He has not stopped since then.

 
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The versatile midfielder, nicknamed, as you might have guessed, after the former Chelsea and Benfica star, rose to prominence with some fine displays in the Brazilian league last season, drawing interest from European powerhouses.

Arsenal are among the sides who have been watching him closely and inquired about his €10 million price-tag.

"It's very good to know that Arsenal have come here to watch me play," he said recently.

It doesn't come as a surprise at all. Ramires has a remarkable calmness and a bold self-assurance for a player born in 2000. He's also technically gifted, blessed with brilliant ball control and an eye for a pass.

Teixeira's verdict: "Ramires is a typical player from the north east of Brazil, with very interesting technical ability, dribbling [and is] very good in one-on-one situations. He secured a starting place at Bahia at a very early age, doing really well in big games and showcasing his talent on more than one occasion."

 

        

PEDRO, 21, FORWARD

 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05: Pedro (F) of Fluminense celebrates a scored goal against Bahia during a match between Fluminense and Bahia as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018 at Maracana Stadium on August 05, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by
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Club: Fluminense

Brazilian he's compared to: Fred

Potential destinations: Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Sevilla, Porto and Bordeaux

Last season, while watching Fluminense take on Internacional from a box at the Maracana stadium, Brazil's head coach Tite could not contain himself as Pedro collected the ball with his back-to-goal, spun away from his marker and almost scored. "Joga muito, joga muito [‘quality play, quality play', a mantra he repeats whenever he watches someone playing well]," Tite was spotted saying.

A few days later, Pedro earned his first international call-up and featured on the front cover of Spanish newspaper AS after being linked with Real Madrid. He has all the attributes to be the target man Brazil have been searching for.

 
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However, a long-term knee injury sidelined him for seven months.

Pedro's now back and remains on Tite's radar. The 57-year-old reportedly recommended his inclusion in the squad for the Toulon Tournament. With Gabriel Jesus not in his best form, Pedro could become the front man Brazil so badly missed in the World Cup.

Manchester United are the latest club linked with Pedro, as per Globo Esporte, and it is worth nothing that one of his agents, Stefano Castagna, is based in the UK and helped broker Alisson Becker's move from Roma to Liverpool.

Teixeira's verdict: "Pedro is the sort of No. 9 that we haven't seen in Brazilian football for a long time—a striker that occupies the box with immense resources to finish with his right foot, left foot, head. He's extremely intelligent, anticipates centre-backs, scores goals, assists [and] has very good positioning."

 

             

BRUNO GUIMARAES, 21, CENTRAL MIDFIELDER

 

CURITIBA, BRAZIL - MARCH 14: Bruno Guimaraes of Athletico PR controls the ball in the air during a match between Athletico PR and Jorge Wilstermann, as part of Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2019 at Arena da Baixada on March 14, 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Pho
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Club: Athletico Paranaense

Brazilian he's compared to: Fernandinho

Potential destinations: Chelsea, Watford, Shakhtar Donetsk and Lille

A former water polo goalkeeper, super-agent Giuliano Bertolucci is the go-to guy for Brazilian players wanting a big move. He's been recently involved in Eder Militao's €50 million move to Real Madrid and David Luiz's new two-year deal with Chelsea, but there's much more to come this summer with David Neres, Philippe Coutinho and other in-demand clients. Among them is Bruno Guimaraes, a holding midfielder who has been outstanding for Athletico Paranaense.

He was pivotal in the 3-0 thrashing of Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores this season, providing an assist and receiving a standing ovation as he was replaced in the second half.

 
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Since early this year, his entourage has welcomed representatives from Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk and other clubs in their box at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba. They were all interested in confirming the potential of the 21-year-old who plays like a veteran.

Strong, tall and two-footed, Guimaraes is the complete package—he can tackle but also find the right pass to split a team.

Teixeira's verdict: "Having come through the youth ranks of Sao Paulo-based Osasco Audax, it didn't take long for Bruno to secure a starting spot at Athletico. He's had an impressive development after shining during the Copa Sudamericana title last season. He's very consistent, always plays the same way, hardly has a bad game. He can defend, attack, contribute in the buildup."

 

             

JEAN LUCAS, 20, DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER

 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 31: Jean Lucas (R) of Flamengo struggles for the ball with of Bahia during a match between Flamengo and Bahia as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018 at Maracana Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda M
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Club: Santos (on loan from Flamengo)

Brazilian he's compared to: Cesar Sampaio

Potential destinations: Juventus, Valencia and Porto

Brought on loan from Flamengo, Jean Lucas' arrival at Santos was announced on social media with a photo of him wearing the club's jersey under a suit. An elegant midfielder, he was part of the same generation as Vinicius Jr. and Lucas Paqueta but had to temporarily leave the Rio de Janeiro-based side this season to get more playing time and justify the hype around him.

There's something strangely old-fashioned about the 20-year-old's game. Jean Lucas stands out for his passing ability and long stride, sometimes breaking into the box like defensive midfielders used to do in the 1970s and 80s.

He has been developing impressively under the tutelage of Santos' Argentinean coach Jorge Sampaoli, who became one of his admirers at Vila Belmiro.

 
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Sampaoli is obviously not alone. Valencia and Juventus have already asked about him and had offers turned down by Flamengo.

Teixeira's verdict: "Jean Lucas has a technique that is sometimes very difficult to find in his position. His first job is to defend, but he's also superb in moving the ball between the lines, driving the team forward, assisting his team-mates, shooting from distance. He won a lot of trophies and enjoyed a successful history with Flamengo's youth teams."

       

Other players to keep an eye out for: Pedrinho (Corinthians), Jean Pyerre (Gremio), Alerrandro (Atletico Mineiro), Artur Victor (Bahia), Marcos Paulo (Fluminense), Nonato (Internacional), Marrony (Vasco), Leo Duarte (Flamengo), Kaio Jorge (Santos), Iago (Internacional).

 

 

 

source: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2839218-7-youngsters-from-the-brazilian-league-who-look-perfect-for-european-football

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Top Ten Under 21 years old players who's market value is on the rise Jupiler Pro League (Belgium)

1. Sander Berge ~ 21 years old, Norway
2. Zinho Vanheusden ~ 19 years old
3. Takehiro Tomiyasu ~ 20 years old, Japan
4. Giorgi Chakvetadze ~ 19 years old, Georgia
5. Victor Osimhen ~ 20 years old, Nigeria
6. Landry Nany Dimata ~ 21 years old
7. Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis ~ 21 years old, Nigeria
8. Moussa Djenepo ~ 20 years old, Mali
9. Jonathan David ~ 19 years old, Canada
10. Jhon Lucumi ~ 20 years old, Colombia

Data is taken from transfermarket market values.

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Top Ten Under 21 years old players who's market value is on the rise Premier Liga (Russia)

1. Nikola Vlasic ~ 21 years old, Croatia 
2. Fedor Chalov ~ 21 years old
3. Ilzat Akhmetov ~ 21 years old
4. Arnor Sigurdsson ~ 20 years old, Iceland
5. Ayrton Lucas ~ 21 years old, Brazil
6. Ivan Oblyakov ~ 20 years old
7. Shapi Suleymanov ~ 19 years old
8. Ivan Ignatjev ~ 20 years old
9. Kristijan Bistrovic ~ 21 years old, Croatia
10. Aleksandr Maksimenko ~ 21 years old

Data is taken from transfermarket market values.

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Top Ten Under 21 years old players who's market value is on the rise Eredivisie (The Netherlands)

1. Matthijs De Ligt ~ 19 years old
2. Steven Bergwijn ~ 21 years old
3. Kasper Dolberg ~ 21 years old, Denmark
4. Noussair Mazraoui ~ 21 years old, Morocco
5. Ritsu Doan ~ 20 years old, Japan
6. Hassane Bandé ~ 20 years old, Burkina Faso
7. Mohammed Ihattaren ~ 17 years old
8. Donyell Malen ~ 20 years old
9. Ryan Gravenberch ~ 17 years old
10. Maximiliano Romero ~ 20 years old, Argentina

Data is taken from transfermarket market values.

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TOP 20 WONDERKIDS IN EUROPES TOP FIVE LEAGUES

 

He didnât rest on his laurels after an incredible World Cup. Heâs hit 27 goals in Ligue 1 this season, while also making seven assists. It makes even better reading when you consider he plays alongside Neymar and Edinson Cavani â what a player!

  • 1-Kylian Mbappe
  • 2- Nicolas Pepe
  • 3-Jadon Sancho
  • 4-Yousef Atal
  • 5-Leroy Sane
  • 6-Rodrigo
  • 7-Ousmane Dembele
  • 8-Joelinton
  • 9-Aaron Wan-Bissaka
  • 10-Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • 11-Allan Saint-Maximin
  • 12-James Maddison
  • 13-Ibrahim Konate
  • 14-Wilfred Ndidi
  • 15-Ibrahim Sangare
  • 16-Serge Gnabry
  • 17-Timo Werner
  • 18-Fabian Ruiz
  • 18-Luka Jovic
  • 20-Kai Havertz

 

Some of these players are over 21.

source: https://talksport.com/football/529159/best-wonderkids-europe-top-five-liverpool-arsenal-leicester/

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