Every club has the super talented young player who either came through the ranks or was bought from another club. Wherever, what is the matter is that he has to be the player who instantly lights up the field through his performances.
In modern football, youth is valued above all else by most clubs, especially when there’s talent of this kind on offer.
Let’s take a look at some of these young players – ones that their clubs just cannot afford to lose.
5. Christian Pulisic – Borussia Dortmund (Winger)
Christian Pulisic was brought to the Westfalenstadion in the summer of 2015 from PA Classics. After scoring 10 goals and setting up 8 others for the reserve team, he was called up to train with the senior squad by then coach Thomas Tuchel. His performances on the pitch have made some call him the ‘American Messi’.
At the age of 19, Pulisic has been labelled as the brightest US prospect, already winning 20 caps for his country.
Highly versatile, Pulisic can play on either wing or just behind the striker. His short frame allows him to dribble with the ball at high speed making him a menace for any defender.
His departure would be a big loss to the team.
4. Leroy Sane – Manchester City (Winger)
Leroy Sane was brought to Manchester City in 2016 for £37m from Schalke 04. The German is one of the first purchases of the Pep Guardiola revolution at Etihad Stadium.
While he made a slow start to his Premier League career, he is now an integral part of the free-flowing City attack.
The 21-year-old has found the back of the net 6 times and assisting 6 more goals this season.
Sane is a traditional winger, who provides genuine width on the pitch and has a knack for cutting in and taking shots at goal. His pace and trickery make him a nightmare for Premier League defenders.
The former Schalke winger’s departure would be a massive loss to the Citizens.
3. Marco Asensio – Real Madrid (Attacking midfielder)
Marco Asensio joined Real Madrid in 2014 from Mallorca, although he was scouted by both Madrid and Barcelona.
After signing a six-year deal for a €3.9m fee, Asensio remained with the Bermellones on loan until the end of the campaign.
The Spaniard was brought back to the club after successful loan stints at Mallorca and Espanyol. The 21-year-old currently supplements the fearsome Madrid attack boasting of big names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Gareth Bale.
With pace and creativity, Asensio is now an integral part of the team after the departures of James Rodriguez to Bayern Munich and Alvaro Morata to Chelsea.
Highly versatile, he can play on the wing or either through the middle, also deployed as a second striker at times.
He is the player will fund another Galactico at Santiago Bernabeu.
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