MATCH scouts have picked out 20 of the best Under-21 talents playing in Europe’s top leagues!

ERLING HAALAND

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Club: B. Dortmund
Age: 20
Position: Striker

Where better to start than the 2020 Golden Boy winner and all-round goalscoring machine – Erling Haaland! He missed all of December due to a hamstring injury, but now he’s ready to get back to what he does best – busting nets! His goals are gonna be key to helping Dortmund challenge Bayern for the title and go far into the Champo League!

PEDRI

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Club: Barcelona
Age: 18
Position: Att. midfielder

With Ansu Fati out injured for the first few months of the year, we’ll be turning our attention to another Barca boy wonder – Pedri! The Spanish side slapped a massive £361 million release clause on the attacking midfielder’s head, so they clearly rate him mega highly. We can’t believe Real Madrid once rejected him!

MASON GREENWOOD

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Club: Man. United
Age: 19
Position: Forward

Man. United’s academy is arguably the best in the country – they’ve produced more footballers currently playing in Europe’s top five leagues than any other English club! Their most exciting current homegrown hero is England wonderkid Greenwood, who could become a club legend in the next decade!

RYAN GRAVENBERCH

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Club: Ajax
Age: 18
Position: Midfielder

The all-action midfielder became Ajax’s youngest-ever player at 16 years old and 130 days back in 2018! In the space of just over two years, he’s gone from an exciting wonderkid to an established started – and that’s why he’s being scouted by all the top clubs in Europe this season!

JEREMY DOKU

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Club: Rennes
Age: 18
Position: Forward

The Belgium speedster joined Rennes from Anderlecht last summer and has ben tearing up Ligue 1!

 

PHIL FODEN

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Club: Man. City
Age: 20
Position: Midfielder

The England midfielder has got a huge year ahead, with a place in England’s Euros starting XI up for grabs!

JUDE BELLINGHAM

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Club: B. Dortmund
Age: 17
Position: Midfielder

The Dortmund demon is another England midfielder who’ll have his eyes on making the Three Lions Euros squad!

JAMAL MUSIALA

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Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 17
Position: Att. midfielder
The fact that a 17-year-old is already getting game time in Bayern’s star-studded squad says it all about his ability!

YOUSSOUFA MOUKOKO

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Club: B. Dortmund
Age: 16
Position: Striker

Since joining Dortmund’s youth system in 2014, the Germany U20 international has scored 141 goals in his first 88 matches – including 13 in just four appearances for the club’s U19 side in 2020-21! That’s why he was promoted to the senior side recently to become the youngest-ever Champions League debutant!

DEJAN KULUSEVSKI

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Club: Juventus
Age: 20
Position: Midfielder

Any fans of Juventus will notice how often Cristiano Ronaldo tries to find Kulusevski with a pass – that’s because the Portugal megastar totally trusts his young team-mate! That’s a huge sign of the Sweden international’s ability on the ball, and something you’ll see if you watch the Italian champs this year!

WESLEY FOFANA

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Club: Leicester
Age: 20
Position: Centre-back

Defenders normally peak when they’re in their late twenties, so just imagine how good Fofana’s gonna be by 2030! Not many players settle into Premier League footy as quickly as the France centre-back has, and we don’t think it’ll take too long before he gets called up to his country’s senior squad!

GABRIEL MARTINELLI

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Club: Arsenal
Age: 19
Position: Forward

We’re so pumped to finally see Gabriel Martinelli back in action after missing six months with a serious knee injury! His style of play has been compared with Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo R9 – which is mega praise – but his solo goal against Chelsea last year proves he’s got the potential to become a star!

ALPHONSO DAVIES

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Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 20
Position: Left-back

The Canada international is arguably the best player on the planet in his position – and he’s only 20 years old! He’s still learning how to improve his game, but we don’t think he’s far off perfection! With incredible pace and the ability to dribble at speed with the ball at his feet, he’s an epic attacking weapon!

FERRAN TORRES

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Club: Man. City
Age: 20
Position: Winger

A couple of months are selling Torres for bargain bucks, the Valencia president said he regretted the deal. Well, duh! Since joining Man. City, the speedster has made his senior international debut for Spain, scored a hat-trick against Germany and became the youngest-ever Spanish star to score in three straight CL appearances!

ILLAN MESLIER

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Club: Leeds
Age: 20
Position: Goalkeeper

If any of you have been playing Football Manager on Xbox over Christmas, you’ll have seen how good the Leeds goalkeeper gets after a few seasons! He’s already shown that he’s capable of producing world-class saves, and we think he’s gonna be worth massive bucks in a few seasons time!

MARCO KANA

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Club: Anderlecht
Age: 18
Position: Midfielder

The Belgium Under-21 international can play as a defensive midfielder on as a CB – and has been called the next Vincent Kompany!

JADON SANCHO

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Club: B. Dortmund
Age: 20
Position: Winger

It’s so easy to forget that Sancho is still just 20 years old – he’s already achieved so much for Dortmund!

EDUARDO CAMAVINGA

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Club: Rennes
Age: 20
Position: Midfielder

Rennes’ No.10 opened his account for France with an overhead kick last October, and he’s no strange to the outrageous!

YUNUS MUSAH

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Club: Valencia
Age: 18
Position: Midfielder

The Arsenal youth academy product has already made his debut for USA and is bossing it in La Liga!

BUKAYO SAKA

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Club: Arsenal
Age: 19
Position: Winger/Left-back

Saka is already a regular in the Gunners side, so he’s only gonna get better as the year goes on!