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10 young footballers to follow during the 2020

Actually they are almost unknown, but we bet it will be the year of their consecration

10 young footballers to follow during the 2020 Actually they are almost unknown, but we bet it will be the year of their consecration

The new decade began with two great deals involving two talents that had been talked about for some time: after being courted by many top European clubs, Erling Haaland signed for Borussia Dortmund, while Juventus won the competition with Inter Milan for the Swedish of Macedonian origin Dejan Kulusevski, one of the main surprises of the first round of the Serie A. But in addition to the two players born in 2000 there are many other youngsters who have all the credentials to shine in the next months in Europe. Some (we think about Ansu Fati, Mason Greenwood and Sebastiano Esposito) have already managed to show off during important events, but among the most promising there are many others ready to explode, so we have chosen the 10 that will definitively burn during the 2020.


Alexander Nübel

nationality: German
born: September 30, 1996
position: goalkeeper
club: Schalke 04

He is no longer so young, but he's definitely the best German goalkeeper for the future: it's no coincidence that he was just bought by Bayern Munich, who booked him for the next summer to replace Neuer. A deal that is very reminiscent of that regarding the 33-year-old German goalkeeper, who was bought by the Bavarians from Schalke 04 nine years ago.


Todd Cantwell

nationality: English
born: February 28, 1998
position: offensive midfielder
club: Norwich

The English one is a generation that continues to bring out young talents: six goals and two assists in the first twenty games played in the Premier League are the business card of this English midfielder who plays for Norwich City and who has already received the nicknames of 'The Dereham Deco' and 'The Norfolk Nedved'. If his club does will not reach the salvation at the end of the season, we are confident that he will remain in the top flight.



Adolfo Gaich

nationality: Argentinian
born: February 26, 1999
ruolo: striker
club: San Lorenzo

The last great promise of Argentine football is on the launching pad towards Europe: this San Lorenzo striker who remembers some great South American goleadors and who has already turned 20 has obviously been linked to many Italian clubs, but could start his trip in the continental football in Belgium, and precisely with Club Brugge.



Myron Boadu

nationality: Dutch
born: January 14, 2001 
position: forward
club: AZ Alkmaar

He will turn 19 on the next 14 January but he's already one of the most dangerous strikers of the Eredivisie, after have scored more than 10 goals with AZ Alkmaar even before the end of the first round. Boadu, born in Holland from Ghanaian parents, even risks earning the call-up to Euro 2020, after scoring his debut last November with the major squad.



William Saliba

nationality: French
born: March 24, 2001
position: centre-back
club: Saint Etienne

After last season's exploit, Arsenal decided to invest almost € 30 millions on this centre-back originally from Cameroon, deciding to leave it to grow up for another season at Saint Etienne. In addition to the many positive feedbacks from those who have seen him play, another clue to his abilities emerges from his identity card, since he was born in Bondy as another predestined, Kylian Mbappé.



nationality: Brazilian
born: January 19, 2002
position: offensive midfielder
club: Flamengo

After Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo, Real Madrid is ready to buy the next best Brazilian talents, so the formality of the signing from Flamengo is only a formality, just a matter of price (€ 35 euro millions). Reinier, who missed the Under-17 World Cup last October, plays as a midfielder and has already put himself on display during the last Brazilian league won by the Rossoneri team.



Amad Traore

nationality: Ivorian
born: July 11, 2002
position: right winger
club: Atalanta

In football, as we know, there is no transitive property, but if there is something that in recent years we have learned it's the value of the Atalanta youth sector. The last to be launched by coach Gasperini is this young and fast winger (brother of Sassuolo's midfielder, Hamad) who has already managed to find the first goal in Serie A, just 17 years old, in the 7-1 win against Udinese last October.



Adil Aouchiche

nationality: French
born: July 15, 2002
position: offensive midfielder
club: Paris Saint-Germain

Unlike Reinier, Aouchiche was one of the great protagonists of the last Under 17 World Cup, but also of the category European Championship, during which he often demonstrated a clear superiority towards his peers. Growing up thanks to the lessons of Thiago Motta, a few days ago he scored with the PSG in the French Cup, and who knows if he can also find space in Ligue 1 in a few months.



Fabio Silva

nationality: Portuguese
born: July 19, 2002
position: forward
club: Porto

It's no coincidence that there are six Portuguese on the list of 50 footballers to be observed in 2020 according to UEFA, including Porto's new offensive crack, which the Dragoes did not hesitate to launch him in the first team. After winning the Youth League in 2019, Fabio Silva has already become a concrete option in the attack of the Portuguese club, who during the 2020 could increase his minutes in order to quickly increase his value.



nationality: Spanish
born: November 25, 2002
position: offensive midfielder
club: Las Palmas

FC Barcelona had to speed up their time to pick him up from Las Palmas, the team he stayed in to play in the Segunda Division until he officially moved to the Blaugrana squad next summer. Important comparisons, especially the one with Andres Iniesta because of his position on the field, bothered him.