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Ansu Fati e other minors footballers very talked about

Barça's talent born in 2002 is not the only Under 18 that has already been shown around the world

Ansu Fati e other minors footballers very talked about Barça's talent born in 2002 is not the only Under 18 that has already been shown around the world

A week ago on the occasion of the home match between FC Barcelona and Betis Seville had made its debut with the Blaugrana squad becoming, at only 16 years 9 months and 25 days, the second youngest ever to play an official match with the Catalans, making happy also Leo Messi, who despite his absence on the pitch wanted to celebrate the historic moment with a beautiful photo posted on Instagram. Seven days later, Ansu Fati set another incredible record, that of scoring with Barça in the league even before the various Messi, Bojan Krkic and Pedro, all almost early enough to score. An exploit useful to fix the score on the 2-2 in the away match against Osasuna, something that almost nobody (maybe only his Under 19 coach, the former Barça goalkeeper Victor Valdes) would have imagined a short time ago and that makes him enter directly on the podium of the youngest La Liga scorers, after Fabrice Olinga and Iker Muniain. Around the world, however, the baby striker originally from Guinea Bissau and born in 2002, is not the only one to have shown up so early: in addition to Ansu Fati we tell you about other minors that we currently talk about a lot, and that could represent the future of football.

João Pedro

position: striker
club: Fluminense
nationalità: Brazilian
born: 26/9/2001

Not to be confused with Pedro, who has just moved from Fluminense to Fiorentina: but on the other hand, all the great football talent scout already know him well because he's one of the most promising players in South America, so promising that he has already bothered some of his most famous compatriots like Robinho and Neymar. The Pozzo's Watford, already months ago has anticipated everyone and bought it for a something like 20 million euros (but will remain in Brazil until 2020), a price that could became a real bargain.


Mason Greenwood

position: striker
club: Manchester United
nationality: English
born: 1/10/2001

He has already made his debut in the Champions League and in the Premier League, and surely the Inter fans will be remember him, after the goal that he scored during the summer friendly match against the Italian team: the new product of the Manchester United Academy is a striker who knows how to kick very well with both feet. The departures of Lukaku and Sanchez and a less crowded attacking spots could guarantee a few more minutes in the first team during the entire season.


Ander Barrenetxea

position: left winger
club: Real Sociedad
nationality: Spanish
born: 27/12/2001

The best Basque talent in circulation plays for Real Sociedad, he made his debut and scored with the first team already during the last season and for this reason from San Sebastian they have already begun to compare him to Antoine Griezmann, not only for the position in the field but because he grew up right in the ranks of the Txuri-urdin. With the Spanish Under 19 national team he has just won the European title, he is also the youngest ever to have scored a goal against Real Madrid in La Liga.

Mohammed Ihattaren

position: midfielder
club: PSV Eindhoven
nationality: Dutch-Moroccan
born: 12/2/2002

On the list released by UEFA which contains the 50 young players to follow next season there is obviously his name, compared to Mesut Ozil. But in the PSV Eindhoven squad, the Dutch left-handed with Moroccan descent player often plays as a pure winger, and has already scored three times from August, both the Europa League and in the Eredivisie. In Holland they simply hope that it will not end the many talents that exploded soon and never really blossomed.

Jeremy Doku

position: winger
club: Anderlecht
nationality: Belgian
born: 27/5/2002

He'is not the only great prospect of Vincent Kompany's Anderlecht, who started badly in the league but was very talented. Ghanaian, he plays as an offensive winger and often prefers to start from the left side. Together with him the Belgian club that launched Lukaku and Tielemans can count on another great promise, already seen at work during the recent European Under 21, the 18-year-old Yari Verschaeren, who made his Jupiler League debut on the same day of Doku.

Sebastiano Esposito

position: striker
club: Inter
nationality: Italian
born: 2/7/2002

He was the youngest ever born in 2002 to play in European cups, already last season during Inter-Eintracht Frankfurt. Then in the summer he was one of the most beautiful surprises of Conte's first Inter friendlies, which has lined him up so many times even against much more valued opponents. The hope is to see him again with the Nerazzurri, who in the past have often sell their talents too easily.


Eduardo Camavinga

position: centrocampista centrale
club: Rennes
nationality: French-Angolan
born: 10/9/2002

The latest product from the Rennes youth sector, which only a few years ago had already launched Ousmane Dembélé, this baby midfielder son of Congolese parents but born in Angola, and in possession of French citizenship, was - incredible but true - the MVP of the recent Ligue 1 challenge between Rennes and PSG won by the Rouges et Noirs. Enough because his name, already known to the best European talent scouts, has begun to circulate everywhere.

Harvey Elliott

position: forward
club: Liverpool
nationality: English
born: 4/4/2003

There are two huge records about the very young English offensive midfielder: he was the youngest ever to have made his debut in the English League Cup (15 years and 174 days) and in the Premier League (16 years and 30 days) with the Fulham jersey. In the summer, then, the pressing of the big European clubs was too strong to keep him and the Cottagers sold him to the highest bidder, Liverpool.

Naci Ünüvar

position: offensive midfielder
club: Ajax
nationality: olandese
born: 13/6/2003

On this offensive playmaker of Turkish origin for which only a few videos and some reviews are already made, there is still the trademark of Ajax: he is, according to the experts, the new rising star of the Dutch club academy, even more than Ryan Gravenberch. He was already on fire, despite his young age, during the 2018 edition of the Future Cup (of which he was named the MVP) and in the Youth League, managing to score at only fifteen years.