The 67th season of Europe’s top club competition, the UEFA Champions League, is about to begin. There are 32 teams and hundreds of players who will keep football fans attentive to their development. ESPN.com recommends the best young values to pay attention to in this edition of the most attractive club tournament in the world.
He is only 18 years old but has already accumulated a couple of shooting seasons in the Stade Rennais first team in Ligue 1 in France. Real Madrid just paid $ 36 million to sign him. Will Ancelotti dare to line him up?
Ajax is recognized at European level for having a golden quarry and Ryan Gravenberch is one of the tests. At the age of 19, he is already a figure in their National Team and several giants in Europe want him to do so.
Cameroonian footballer, naturalized German. Play forward and She is, at 16, the youngest of all Dortmund’s promises.
If you did not believe that Dortmund is ready for the kids’ assault on the Champions League, here they have another name to follow. Jude is only 18 years old and is the prototype of a modern player, very technical and a physical marvel. In England they compare him to Steven Gerrard.
Jamal was born on February 26, 2003 (age 18), in Stuttgart, Germany. And guess what? Of course, He is the youngest debutant in the history of FC Bayern München in the Bundesliga and has just had his first minutes with the senior team.
These names are just a sample. Next year we will probably be talking about other young talents who have been asking for a clue, like the French Rayan Cherki (18 years old, from Lyon) and Wesley Fofana (20 years old, in Leicester FC), the 19 year old Spanish Sergio Arribas (Real Madrid), or the Roma boy Riccardo Calafiori (18 years old). Also the Austrians and the Catalans expect a lot from Yusuf Demir (18 years, Barcelona) and the Romanians from whom he already signed for Juventus, Radu Drăgușin (18). More projects? Of course there is !: Wahid Faghir from Denmark (18 years old); Icelandic Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson (18); the Senegalese Abdallah Sima, (20 years old, in Slavia in Prague) and even the German Florian Wirtz (18, Leverkusen).