FIFA 20: Career mode wonderkids with the highest potential

18 Sep

FIFA 20 is here and if you’re planning to get stuck into a game on Career Mode you’ll be desperate to land some top talent.
Everyone loves developing wonderkids and turning them into the best players on the planet, capable of demolishing every opponent you come up against.

Whether they’re to compliment the superstars already in your side and go from super subs to first-team heroes or whether you’re going to throw them in at the deep end, they can be a vital part of your squad.

But who are they players with the highest potential in FIFA 20? Thankfully EA Sports have let us in on the secret on their official website.

You can find you the top 20 below – so make sure you snap them up immediately.

20. Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Salzburg)

Current rating – 74

Potential rating – 89

19. Sandro Tonali (Brescia)

Current rating – 75

Potential rating – 89

Tonali has already featured in Italy squads
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18. Rodrygo (Real Madrid)

Current rating – 76

Potential rating – 89

17. Moise Kean (Everton)

Current rating – 76

Potential rating – 89

Moise Kean has joined Everton from Juventus
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16. Lucas Paquetá – (Milan)

Current rating – 79

Potential rating – 89

15. Houssem Aouar (Olympique Lyonnais)

Current rating – 81

Potential rating – 89

Aouar is a talented young midfielder who also offers versatility
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14. Lautaro Martínez (Inter)

Current rating – 81

Potential rating – 89

13. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Current rating – 83

Potential rating – 89

Alexander-Arnold is now a regular for England and Liverpool
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12. Luka Jović (Real Madrid)

Current rating – 83

Potential rating – 89

11. Phil Foden (Manchester City)

Current rating – 76

Potential rating – 90

There are high hopes for Foden at the Etihad Stadium
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10. Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona)

Current rating – 84

Potential rating – 90

9. Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona)

Current rating – 85

Potential rating – 91

De Jong joined Barcelona in the summer after a stunning campaign with Ajax
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8. Vinícius Jr. (Real Madrid)

Current rating – 79

Potential rating – 92

7. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Current rating – 84

Potential rating – 92

Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho
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6. Kai Havertz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)

Current rating – 84

Potential rating – 92

Havertz is making a name for himself in the Bundesliga
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5. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan)

Current rating – 85

Potential rating – 92

Donnarumma is now into his fifth season as a first-team regular
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4. Leroy Sané (Manchester City)

Current rating – 86

Potential rating – 92

Leroy Sane scored 16 goals for Manchester City last season
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3. João Félix (Atlético de Madrid)

Current rating – 80

Potential rating – 93

Joao Felix is already impressing at Atletico Madrid
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2. Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus/Piemonte Calcio)

Current rating – 85

Potential rating – 93

Matthijs de Ligt is one of the best centre backs in the world
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1. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

Current rating – 89

Potential rating – 95

Kylian Mbappe has again started the season well for PSG
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Joao Felix transfer: Who are the most expensive teenagers in history?

12 Jul

Joao Felix, extraordinarily, became the fifth most expensive player in history when his transfer from Benfica to Atletico Madrid was completed.

The attacker was signed for £113million with just Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele moving for more cash.

Felix completed a huge transfer to Atletico Madrid earlier this month
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To add to this, the 19-year-old is the second most expensive teenager behind Mbappe following his multi-million pound move from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain.

But which other teenagers have transferred for huge fees? talkSPORT.com has identified the six biggest fees paid for players who haven’t even reached the age of 20.


Lucas Moura – £38m, Sao Paulo to Paris Saint-Germain, 2012

Just a year after the takeover of the club from Qatari investment, Paris Saint-Germain pipped Manchester United and Inter Milan to land Moura’s signature.

The Ligue 1 side announced the the highly-rated teen would link up with the side in January 2013 after securing a deal in August 2012.

The deal made Moura the most expensive teenager in history and he also became the most expensive player of all time at the club.

However, the winger would have a slow start to life in Europe and ultimately never truly found his feet in the French capital.

Lucas Moura open to leaving Paris Saint-Germain
Moura never really found his feet at PSG

He ended up spending five seasons with PSG, winning four Ligue 1 titles, but never became a key member of the side and struggled for game time before he was shipped out to Tottenham.

Since moving to the Premier League Moura has shown flashes of brilliance, including the stunning semi-final hat-trick which sent Spurs to a first Champions League final in 2019.

At 26-years-old, he will be hoping to build on last season’s promising, yet sometimes uninspiring campaign with Spurs.

Vinicius Junior – £40m, Flamengo to Real Madrid, 2018

Vinicius’ incredible form for Flamengo sparked a scramble for his signature and Real Madrid joined the front of the queue.

He scored 17 goals in 19 appearances for the Brazil Under-17s team and the Spanish giants eventually signed the forward for £40m.

Vinicius Junior is one of the most highly-rated teenagers in football

Real chiefs made sure a pre-contract agreement was made in 2017 as to fend off any potential hijack of the deal and the player then joined up with the squad once he turned 18 the following year.

And he performed well in his first season at the Bernabeu. He was introduced slowly but eventually scored four goals in 31 appearances in all competitions, showing flashes of brilliance along the way.

Rodrygo Goes – £40m, Santos to Real Madrid – 2019

A year after Vinicius Junior joined Los Blancos, another talented Brazil ace has arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Whether Rodrygo goes out on loan once he joins Real Madrid is yet to be decided
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Also a left-sided attacker, the deal to land him was put in place last summer but has now become official with the player travelling to Spain to be part of Zinedine Zidane’s squad.

How much of a role he has this season is yet to be seen but his early career in Brazil. His 41 league games have so far yielded nine goals and five assists and he only turned 18 in January.

Anthony Martial – £59m, Monaco to Manchester United – 2015

There were many eyebrows raised when Louis van Gaal decided to splash out on the relatively unknown Martial.

He had been a regular at Monaco for just one full season before his move to the Premier League.

A brilliant solo goal against bitter rivals Liverpool automatically made him a fan favourite among the Old Trafford faithful and he followed it up with a double on his first start for the club.

Aston Villa resigned to losing Liverpool-bound Benteke as club target replacement striker
United signed Martial for a big fee when he was relatively unknown

He finished the season having won the FA Cup and having scored 17 goals in all competitions.

However, that season remains his best season as a Red Devil, with questions raised over his attitude and temperament in recent seasons.

Joao Felix – £113m, Benfica to Atletico Madrid – 2019

Atletico smashed their record sum for a transfer after signing Felix from Benfica.

The decision to sign the youngster, who has only proved himself in the Primeira Liga, surprised many due to the LaLiga club’s traditional transfer policy.

Wonderkid Felix took the Primeira Liga by storm last year
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Unlike their city rivals, Atletico Madrid are not known for shelling out big sums to sign players.

However, with Antoine Griezmann seemingly on his way to Barcelona the clouds have aligned for Felix to step into the Frenchman’s shoes and become the talisman for the club.

Kylian Mbappe – £160m, Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain – 2018

Mbappe has enjoyed a stunning rise to the top of European football.

The forward burst onto the scene as part of a hugely talented young Monaco side which reached the Champions League semi-finals and pipped PSG to the Ligue 1 title.

The French champions won the race for the talented forward, signing him on a season-long loan before paying a fee of £160m to secure his services.

Mbappe is a phenomenal talent
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Since then, he has continued to go from strength to strength, winning two league titles and being named as the division’s Player of the Year in 2018/19.

He also set the the World Cup in Russia alight with some monstrous performances as France were crowned champions of the world.

Most valuable wonderkids in the world, including Ajax, Barcelona, and Liverpool stars

30 Apr

Ajax roll into London today bringing with them their latest batch of wonderkids as they attempt to knock Tottenham Hotspur out of the Champions League.

The semi-finalists boast Frenkie de Jong, who has already signed an agreement to join Barcelona in the summer, Matthijs de Ligt, David Neres, and Donny van de Beek, who are all wanted by top European clubs.

De Jong looked fantastic up against Luka Modric in the Champions League

Wonderkids are worth a lot of money these days with clubs willing to pay over the odds to claim a starlet with potential.

De Jong will cost Spanish giants Barca £65million thanks to his impressive talents in midfield, while many believe De Ligt could go for even more, despite the pair being 21 and 19, respectively.

But who are the most valuable players 21 and under in the world today? We took a look at Transfermarkt.co.uk to find out.

25= Joe Gomez (Liverpool) – Age 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £31.5million

19= Cengiz Under (Roma) – Age 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £31.5million

19= Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £31.5million

19= Declan Rice (West Ham) – Age: 20

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £31.5million

Declan Rice has impressed for West Ham this season

19= Leon Bailey (Bayer Leverkusen) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £31.5million

19= Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) – Age: 18

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £31.5million

Ryan Sessegnon has bags of potential

19= Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £31.5million

19= Lucas Paqueta (AC Milan) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £31.5million

19= Joao Felix (Benfica) – Age: 19

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £31.5million

Felix is one of the hottest properties in Europe

16= Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma) – Age: 19

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £36million

16= Houssem Aouar (Lyon) – Age: 20

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £36million

16= Rodrygo (Santos) – Age: 18

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £36million

15. Richarlison (Everton) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £40.5million

Richarlison has been Everton’s talisman this season

11= Trent Alexander-Arnold (Juventus) – Age: 20

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £45million

11= Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) – Age: 20

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £45million

11= Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £45million

11= Eder Militao (Porto) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £45million

Militao has risen to the top quickly at Porto.

10. Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £49.5million

9. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, on loan at Borussia Dortmund) – Age: 20

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £31.5million

Christian Pulisic will be joining Chelsea in the summer

8. Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen) – Age: 19

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £58.5million

6= Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax) – Age: 19

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £63million

Matthijs de Ligt is a leader for Ajax

6= Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) – Age: 18

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £63million

5. Frenkie de Jong (Ajax) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £67.5million

Frenkie De Jong will be joining Barcelona in the summer

3= Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £72million

3= Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) – Age: 19

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £72million

Sancho has been electric for Dortmund this season

2. Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona) – Age: 21

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £108million

1. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – Age: 20

Market Value, according to Transfermarkt – £180million

Kylian Mbappe kisses the World Cup

Transfer news: 10 done deals happening this summer including Liverpool, Man City, Barcelona and Real Madrid

26 Mar

Frenkie de Jong is one of the big names with their futures already sorted ahead of the summer transfer window.

The central midfielder will leave Ajax to join Barcelona in a £65million switch and he’s not the only player who already has a summer transfer set in stone with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey joining Juventus on a free transfer.

Some deals you may not even know had gone through, so here at talkSPORT we’ve picked out 10 of the best summer transfers which have already been signed and sealed.

Ajax wonderkid Frenkie de Jong

Aaron Martin (Espanyol) to Mainz

The Spaniard has spent the season on loan with the Bundesliga club and had impressed enough by November that they were delighted to trigger a permanent deal, which came into effect after 10 appearances.

Once linked with Manchester United and Man City, the 21-year-old full-back who has four assists in 25 games, is well rated and it’s hoped he’ll kick on with the mid-table German outfit.

“The progress of Aaron Martin is how we imagined it,” Rouven Schroder, the Mainz sporting director, said.

“He is a quality player who immediately stepped up, while he is also young and has potential.

“We hope to see future advances in his development.”

Aaron Martin in action for Mainz

Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew) to Manchester City

Already in the books, 23-year-old Steffen is set to move to the Premier League this summer but, like Ramsey, isn’t holding back before his move.

He’s got two clean sheets to his name in three games for Columbus as he hopes to leave a legacy at the club.

Previously of Freiburg in Germany, Steffen was MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2018 thanks to a career-high 10 clean sheets and his move to City is worth around £7million.

He’s not willing to sit around and play second fiddle to Ederson either.

He insists: “I’m confident in my abilities and what I can do if I continue to work hard and focus. I don’t really care what other people think.

“I want to get there as soon as possible and compete. Or whenever that happens, I think I’ll be ready. And they know I’m ready to compete

“I trust in Man City and what plans they have for me. If everything works out and everything falls into place, anything can happen.”

Can Steffen make an impact at City?

Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht) to Wolverhampton Wanderers

He may not have played regularly to begin with but the Belgian midfielder has recently become a firm fixture at Wolves during his initial loan spell.

Dendoncker, 23, will sign for the Premier League side permanent in the summer for £12million but while it was thought he could be loaned out or sold on, he may now be a core member of Nuno Espirito Santo’s first XI.

Dendoncker is doing well with Wolves.

Emil Audero (Juventus) to Sampdoria

Another loan made permanent, Audero, 22, will now join Samp for around £17million in the summer.

The talented young goalkeeper has done well in his breakout Serie A season, keeping nine clean sheets in 28 appearances.

He’s one of a number of talents Juve are selling on with Stefano Sturaro, Alberto Cerri, and Andrea Favelli all moving on for decent money in the next transfer window.

Audero has been impressive between the sticks in Serie A.

Danny Ings (Liverpool) to Southampton

It’s been an injury hit season for the striker but when playing he’s looked like doing the business for the Saints, netting seven goals in 18 Premier League appearances.

His £20million move will go through in July and should help the Saints as they look to drive on next year in the top-flight under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

If injuries hadn’t hit then Southampton would likely be safe from relegation by now.

Franck Kessie (Atalanta) to AC Milan

Yes, we know he’s been rocking the Rossoneri jersey for two seasons now but his permanent deal will only start this summer.

He’s performing well under the stewardship of Gennaro Gattuso as he acts as pivot for team-mates to play around, while his driving runs make him a fine counter attacking force.

AC Milan already paid around £7million for the loan and will now stump up about £20million to complete it.

There have been reports Arsenal could snap him up upon arrival.

The midfield powerhouse could be a wanted man in the summer.

Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart) to Bayern Munich

His performances as a relative unknown helped France win the World Cup in 2018 and, unsurprisingly, German giants Bayern have swooped for his signature.

He might be thankful he’s already been snapped up given Stuttgart could possibly be relegated this term.

Pavard will cost the Bundesliga behemoths £31million though, so he’s not quite on the bargain level of other recent signings.

Who could forget Benjamin Pavard’s World Cup wonder goal?

Rodrygo (Santos) to Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane may already have Vinicius Junior at his disposal but he’ll have another gifted young winger coming in this summer.

The Santos starlet netted eight goals and added three assists and will cost the club £40million when the deal goes through.

He’s already switched squad numbers twice at his current side and now wears Neymar’s old No.11.

The talented Brazil Under-20 international will want to make an impact like Vinicius Junior.

Eder Militao (Porto) to Real Madrid

The first signing of Zidane’s second managerial era at the Bernabeu, Militao has had an exceptional debut season with the Portuguese giants.

He’s gone from promising right-back to superstar centre-back in less than a year and is the perfect blend for a modern ball-player in the position.

At 21, Militao is strong, quick, and skilful and able to outmanoeuvre even the toughest of strikers.

Can he manage another step up so quickly and with the pressure of a £42million transfer fee?

Militao has risen to the top quickly at Porto.

Frenkie de Jong (Ajax) to Barcelona

The Spanish clubs have got their major business done early by the looks of it with De Jong’s deal done in January.

He’ll cost around £65million initially, while there may also be add-ons to come for the Dutch giants if he excels.

If his display against Real Madrid in the Champions League as the Eredivisie side ran out 4-1 winners at the Bernabeu is anything to go by, De Jong will a fantastic signing.

De Jong looked fantastic up against Luka Modric.

Football Manager 2019: 50 wonderkids you must sign

18 Mar

Football Manager 2019 has been out for a while but the winter update is now available so you can get all the latest information on your game including the current wonderkids in world football.

The managerial changes which have taken place are included, along with all the January transfers, promotions and relegations are in it too.

Football Manager 2019 is out now.

But who are the top 50 starlets you can sign in the game under the age of 20 on July 1, 2018 in the game?

Thankfully the folks over at the excellent FMScout.com have figured out the best wonderkids around, although you might have to be in charge of a hefty budget to afford their transfer fees.

So which starlets should you be signing? Find out below.

*Some players may not be available on every game to due to differing database sizes

Josh Tymon (Hull City) – Age 19 – Value = £750k

Position – Full-back

Top attributes – Crossing, Marking, Passing, Tackling, Bravery, Determination, and Work Rate

Marquinhos Cipriano (Shakhtar Donetsk) – Age 19 – Value = £3.5m

Position – Right winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Crossing, Dribbling, Finishing, Technique, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Agility, and Natural Fitness

Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen) – Age 17 – Value = £8.75m

Position – Left winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Long Shots, Technique, Bravery, Flair, Off The Ball, Balance, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Ferran Torres (Valencia) – Age 18 – Value = £1.3m

Position – Right winger

Top attributes – Crossing, Dribbling, First Touch, Technique, Determination, Flair, Acceleration, Agility, and Pace

Pablo Maffeo (Stuttgart) – Age 20 – Value = £6.75m

Position – Full-back and Wing-back

Top attributes – Dribbling, Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Determination, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, Pace, and Stamina

Manchester City FC transfer news: Defender Pablo Maffeo to leave for Stuttgart
Maffeo impressed in a loan spell with Girona before joining Stuttgart

Arne Maier (Hertha Berlin) – Age 19 – Value = £8.5m

Position – Central midfield (Deep Lying Playmaker)

Top attributes – First Touch, Passing, Technique, Anticipation, Composure, Teamwork, Vision, Acceleration, Natural Fitness, and Stamina

Carles Alena (Barcelona) – Age 20 – Value = £2.1m

Position Central midfield and Attacking Midfield

Top attributes – Corners, Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Determination, Flair, and Natural Fitness

Angel Gomes (Manchester United) – Age 17 – Value = £850k

Position – Attacking Midfield (Trequartista)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Technique,  Flair, Acceleration, and Pace

Angel Gomes in action against Huddersfield.

Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan) – Age 20 – Value = £11.25m

Position – Striker (Pressing Forward and Poacher)

Top attributes – Finishing, Heading, Anticipation, Composure, Concentration, Determination, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Work Rate, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Cengiz Under (Roma) – Age 20 – Value = £19.75m

Position – Right winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Crossing, Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Long Shots, Technique, Anticipation, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Under’s rise to stardom has been rapid, and Arsenal are big fans

Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich) – Age 20 – Value = £13.25m

Position – Central Midfield (Mezzala and Box-To-Box Midfielder)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Long Shots, Technique, Aggression, Bravery, Determination, Work Rate, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, Stamina, and Strength

Diogo Dalot (Manchester United) – Age 19 – Value = £13.75m

Position – Full-back

Top attributes – Dribbling, Technique, Aggression, Anticipation, Decisions, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Work Rate

Exequiel Palacios (River Plate) – Age 19 – Value = £5.5m

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker and Deep Lying Playmaker)

Top attributes – First Touch, Passing, Technique, Decisions, Determination, Flair, Teamwork, and Vision

Willem Geubbels (Monaco) – Age 16 – Value = £675k

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Bravery, Composure, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Work Rate, Acceleration, Jumping Reach, Natural Fitness, and Pace

 

Elias Abouchabaka (Greuther Furth, on loan from RB Leipzig) – Age 18 – Value = £450k

Position – Attacking Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Vision, and Agility

Mickael Cuisance (Borussia Monchengladbach) – Age 18 – Value = £4.3m

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker and Deep Lying Playmaker)

Top attributes – Crossing, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Flair, Vision, Agility, and Natural Fitness

Gedson Fernandes (Benfica) – Age 19 – Value = £8m

Position – Central Midfield (Box-To-Box Midfielder)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Tackling, Technique, Aggression, Bravery, Composure, Determination, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, Pace, and Stamina.

Alban Lafont (Fiorentina) – Age 19 – Value = £5m

Position – Goalkeeper (Sweeper Keeper)

Top attributes – Aerial Reach, One On Ones, Reflexes, Rushing Out, Composure, Concentration, Determination, Agility, Balance, Jumping Reach, Natural Fitness, Stamina, and Strength

Lafont was wanted by Arsenal at one point.

Moise Kean (Juventus) – Age 18 – Value = £2.5m

Position – Left winger (Inside Forward) and Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, Heading, Aggression, Decisions, Determination, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, and Pace.

Amadou Diawara (Napoli) – Age 20 – Value = £17.5m

Position – Central Midfield (Central Midfielder)

Top attributes – First Touch, Marking, Passing, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Decisions, Determination, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, Pace, and Stamina

Ben Woodburn (Liverpool) – Age 18 – Value = £9.25m

Position – Left winger (Inside Forward) and Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Vision, and Acceleration

Woodburn has played seven times for Wales

Lee Kangin (Valencia) – Age 17 – Value = £145k

Position – MC, AMC

Top attributes – First Touch, Technique, Decisions, Determination, Flair, Vision, Acceleration, Agility, and Pace

Sandro Tonali (Brescia) – Age 18 – Value = £1.2m

Position – Defensive Midfield (Deep Lying Playmaker)

Top attributes – First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Concentration, Determination, Teamwork, and Work Rate

Italian wonderkid Tonali has already had a senior call-up for Italy

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) – Age 18 – Value = £14m

Position – Left Midfield (Inverted winger) and Left Winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Technique, Composure, Flair, Vision, Acceleration, and Agility

Houssem Aouar (Lyon) – Age 19 – Value = £8.25m

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker and Deep Lying Playmaker) and Attacking Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Decisions, Determination, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Vision, Agility, Natural Fitness, Pace, and Stamina

Aouar has been compared to Barca and former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho

Johannes Eggestein (Werder Bremen) – Age 20 – Value = £2.2m

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward and Deep Lying Forward)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Anticipation, Teamwork, Work Rate, Balance, and Natural Fitness

Pelayo Morilla  (Sporting Gijon) – Age 16 – Value = £225k

Position – Attacking Midfield (Trequartista)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Vision, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Juan Hernandez (Watford) – Age 19 – Value = £8.5m

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Long Shots, Technique, Bravery, Composure, Concentration, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Vision, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Natural Fitness, Pace, and Stamina

Filip Benkovic (Celtic, on loan from Leicester City) – Age 20 – Value = £8.25m

Position – Central Defender

Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Passing, Tackling, Aggression, Anticipation, Bravery, Determination, Teamwork, Jumping Reach, Natural Fitness, Stamina, and Strength.

Filip Benkovic is starring in Scotland

Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax) – Age 16 – Value = £250k

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Crossing, Dribbling, First Touch, Technique, Decisions, Determination, Flair, and Agility

Brenner (Sao Paulo) – Age 18 – Value = £230k

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) – Age 19 – Value = £18.75m

Position – Goalkeeper (Sweeper Keeper)

Top attributes – Aerial Reach, Command Of Area, Handling, One On Ones, Reflexes, Tendency To Punch, Bravery, Composure, Determination, Teamwork, Agility, Balance, Jumping Reach, Natural Fitness, and Strength

Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) – Age 20 – Value = £25m

Position – Right Winger (Winger)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Determination, Off The Ball, Work Rate, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Chiesa is the son of Italy hero Enrico.

Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt, on loan from Benfica) – Age 20 – Value = £8.5m

Position – Striker (Poacher)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Heading, Anticipation, Bravery, Off The Ball, Agility, and Balance

Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax) – Age 18 – Value = £7.25m

Position – Centre-back (Ball Playing Defender)

Top attributes – Heading, Passing, Tackling, Bravery, Determination, Work Rate, Agility, Balance, and Jumping Reach

Matthijs de Ligt became the first defender to win the Golden Boy award last year

Abel Ruiz (Barcelona) – Age 18 – Value = £625k

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Heading, Decisions, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – Age 19 – Value = £35m

Position – Wing-back

Top attributes – Crossing, Dribbling, First Touch, Tackling, Technique, Determination, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration and Pace

Lucas Paqueta (AC Milan) – Age 20 – Value = £9.25m

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Bravery, Determination, Flair, Vision, and Agility.

Phil Foden (Manchester City) – Age 18 – Value = £30.5m

Position – Attacking Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Flair, Vision, Acceleration, and Agility

Pep Guardiola rates Foden highly

Sergio Gomez (Borussia Dortmund) – Age 17 – Value = £2.1m

Position – Central Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Flair, Vision, and Agility

Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) – Age 17 – Value = £4.5m

Position – Left Winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Technique, Anticipation, Determination, Flair, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Vinicius Junior has impressed this season for Madrid

Amine Gouiri (Lyon) – Age 18 – Value = £800k

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Composure, Determination, Off The Ball, Agility, Balance, and Natural Fitness

Fiete Arp (Hamburg) – Age 18 – Value = £2.9m

Position – Striker (Deep Lying Forward)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Long Shots, Technique, Anticipation, Bravery, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Arp has already earned comparisons with Harry Kane since breaking onto the scene with Hamburg

Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan) – Age 20 – Value = £18.5m

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Anticipation, Bravery, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, Stamina, and Strength

Fabio Silva (Porto) – Age 15 – Value = £9,000

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Composure, Determination, Flair, Acceleration, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen) – Age 19 – Value = £18.75m

Position – Attacking Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Vision, Natural Fitness, and Pace

Havertz has caught Arsenal’s eye

Pietro Pellegri (Monaco) – Age 17 – Value = £1.3m

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward)

Top attributes – Finishing, First Touch, Bravery, Determination, Off The Ball, Work Rate, Jumping Reach, and Strength

Joao Felix (Benfica) – Age 18 – Value = £3.1m

Position – Attacking Midfield (Advanced Playmaker)

Top attributes – Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Composure, Decisions, Determination, Flair, Vision, Agility, Balance, and Pace

Scouts have watched a number of Joao Felix’s games

Rodrygo (Santos, signing for Real Madrid) – Age 17 – Value = £1.8m

Position – Left Winger (Inside Forward)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Concentration, Decisions, Determination, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, and Agility

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – Age 19 – Value = £71m

Position – Striker (Advanced Forward) and Right Winger (Winger)

Top attributes – Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Technique, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, and Pace

Kylian Mbappe is one of the world’s best young talents

Real Madrid news: Wonderkid Rodrygo turned down Barcelona offer to join Los Blancos

30 Dec

Wonderkid Rodrygo turned down an offer from Barcelona to join ‘dream’ club Real Madrid, the player’s agent has claimed.

The 17-year-old, who will turn 18 in the New Year, is scheduled to complete his €45million switch from Santos next summer but could see it brought forward.

And his representative has revealed the starlet could have joined Real’s rivals instead but opted to move to the Spanish capital.

Santos starlet Rodrygo is heading to Real Madrid.

“Madrid reached an agreement with Santos before any other team because Rodrygo always dreamed of playing for Madrid. Barcelona and other clubs also wanted him, but he listened to Real Madrid’s offer and he didn’t hesitate,” Nick Arcuri told AS.

And while speaking about the young talent, Arcuri believes he’s got huge potential and will be able to adapt to the rigours of European football.

“He’s a very young player who has big room for improvement,” he added.

“Ever since he made his debut with Santos’ first team he has improved, especially as a person. He knows how to adapt to every new situation and those who know him know that he will always give his very best,” added Rodrygo’s agent.

Real already have one talented young Brazilian on their book in Vinicius Junior, and the representative also believes they can complement each other rather than hinder each other’s progress.

“For sure I think they can play together,” Arcuri continued. “They can play for each other, both of them are young and have a special talent which can help Madrid for a very long time.”

Real Madrid sign 17-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Rodrygo Goes for £35m

15 Jun

Real Madrid have announced the signing of Santos’ 17-year-old forward Rodrygo Goes on a reported six-year deal.

The Brazilian, who plays across the front line, but most often on the left wing, will link up with the club at the start of the 2019/20 season and has signed a contract until 2025.

Rodrygo has signed for a fee of £35m

A statement from Real Madrid read:

“Real Madrid C. F. and Santos Futebol Clube have agreed that Rodrygo Goes will play his football at Real Madrid when he reaches the legal age requirement.

“Although the player would be able to play for our club as of January 2019, the agreement in place sets out that he will join the squad in July of that year.”

Rodrygo reportedly had a release clause of €50m (£44m), but the two clubs came to an agreement which sees him leave for €40m (£35m).

Madrid also signed high-profile Flamengo youngster Vinicius Junior for the same price in 2017. He will join up with the club this summer after his 18th birthday on July 12.