The Football Stars of Tomorrow
For the past decade, the footballing world has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. We’ve also witnessed the likes of, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Sergio Aguero, Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane, Eden Hazard etc.
With Messi turning 33 on the 24th of June and Ronaldo 35, we’re in 2020 now and have entered a new decade. Who will be the next big thing to take centre stage in world football?
Here are three stars, that you might not have heard of, today, but will hear about tomorrow.
Now it’s easy to throw in the likes of, Haaland, Sancho, Havertz, Martinez, Mbappe, etc. Therefore, I’m going to list three players that you might not have heard of, who certainly have what it takes.
1. Ansu Fati – Barcelona
Nationality: Spain- Born in Guinea-Bissau
Out of the three that are mentioned, you probably will recognise Fati the most. Ansu just had to be mentioned.
Born in 2002, Fati made his debut last September as a 16-year-old. After making an instant impact, Fati has got the world talking about him already.
Head coach Quique Setién has got to be careful not to rush a talented youngster like Fati.
His winner at Inter Milan in November saw him become the youngest ever scorer in the Champions League. He recently signed a contract extension which will see his release clause rise to €400 million when he turns 18. From the looks of it, Barca believes that they have a future Ballon d’Or winner waiting in the wings.
The likes of Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have expressed interest in the La Masia graduate. He’s already scored five goals in a Barcelona shirt.
Fati’s blistering pace and his ability on the ball is second to none. When you watch him play, his opposing fullbacks don’t stand a chance.
At the age of 17, you can tell that Fati has a real footballers brain, and if Barca plays their cards right, Fati will have the world at his feet in years to come.
2. Eduardo Camavinga – Rennes
Nationality: French (Born in Angola)
The 17-year-old has already established himself as a first-team regular at Rennes. Camavinga made his debut against Angers, last season, at the age of 16. He became the youngest player to make an appearance for the club.
Camavinga sits just in front of the defence and is a phenomenal operator of that position. For a 17-year-old, it’s very rare that we see a player so composed on the ball, with a little bit of elegance in his game.
He’s the perfect definition of a modern-day midfielder. Camavinga is strong, quick, and is always at the right place at the right time to recover possession of the ball.
Many fans will remember his performance against PSG, whereby he completely ran the midfield and showed great maturity for such a young player.
The French have always been gifted with talented midfielders, Zidane, Pogba, Kante, Petit, the list goes on, and Camavinga is one to keep your eye on.
French coach, Didier Deschamps holds high praise of the youngster and believes that he’s a “very good thing” for the future of French football.
Already an established French U21 international, Real Madrid and Liverpool have already expressed their interest in Camavinga. The future looks bright for Eduardo Camavinga.
3. Reinier Jesus – Real Madrid
Club: Real Madrid
From the likes of Roberto Carlos, Kaka and Ronaldo, the Los Blancos faithful have witnessed many great Brazilians to put on the famous Real Madrid shirt, but could Reinier be the next big thing?
It’s no surprise that Zidane has secured the services of yet another talent from Brazil. Just look at Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior.
After signing Reinier this year, the Flamengo president was disappointed in how cheaply they sold him for. The fee was believed to be around £26 million.
The 18-year-old made his debut, for Flamengo last season, he went on to score 6 times in 14 appearances for the Brazilian side.
At 6’1, Reinier is a great dribbler of the ball, and it is very difficult to dispossess him once he is in his stride. His passing is exquisite and is worth the watch because he has all the ingredients to succeed at Real.
Zidane has recently spoken about getting Reinier training with the first time.
Being compared to Kaka already is a real compliment. Over to you, Reinier.
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