European football is going through a transition in almost all departments. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominated the game for the last 10 years but the tide has switched to the other side. The likes of Luka Modric, Arjen Robben, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are slowly leaving the big stage as we welcome Vinicius Junior, Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford. Today, we want to focus on five of the best U-21 attackers in the continent at the moment by goals and assists.
5. Ousmane Dembele- 8 Goals & 3 Assists
GOAL! BARCELONA 1-0 Levante (Ousmane Dembele)
30min: And there it is! Messi plays it to Dembele whose deflected shot from inside the box goes past the helpless Aitor. pic.twitter.com/U8nqKC1g0w
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) January 17, 2019
Barcelona is once again leading from the front in La Liga. The Catalan giants are five points clear at the top of the table. Atletico Madrid is trying to keep up but as we all know that is not easy.
Ousmane Dembele is finally showing the qualities the club wanted to see when they paid a huge fee for his signature. The French youngster has netted 8 goals and assisted 3 more so far this season. The pundits thought he will struggle but Philip Coutinho is the one finding it hard to cope.
4. Jadon Sancho- 6 Goals & 7 Assists
— Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) January 1, 2019
Borussia Dortmund is fighting hard to hang on their 6 points lead at the top of Bundesliga. Bayern Munich stars have re-discovered their golden touch. The Bavarians are looking good at the moment after a poor start to the season. Jadon Sancho will be over the moon come May if he manages to help his club lift their first Bundesliga title. The 18-year-old has already made his debut for England too.
3. Marcus Rashford- 8 Goals & 6 Assists
Thank you Theatre Of Dreams, 150 ✨ pic.twitter.com/1eXeNrlvbC
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) January 19, 2019
Manchester United registered their 7th win in seven matches since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjær. All players are shining at the moment but Marcus Rashford is doing more for the team at the moment. The 21-year-old striker netted another great goal to win it for his team. This takes his tally for the season to 8 goals and 6 assists. He has also made 150 appearances for the club scoring 41 goals. He certainly has many more to come.