All football Leagues around the World will take a two weeks break to pave way for the dreaded international break. This means youngsters will get a chance to shine in their national colors in all age groups. Today, we want to recognize six best young players under the age of 21 years in Europe this season. (The article focus is 2018/19 performance so far)
6. Richarlison de Andrade- 6 Goal in 9 Apps
Richarlison has turned his xG differential on its head by scoring six goals in his first 10 games from a total xG of only 3.4.
Now he must continue that form. This season, you wouldn’t bet against him doing it. pic.twitter.com/59U5ZqvgTP
— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) November 13, 2018
Liverpool fans trolled Everton for paying £50 million to sign Richarlison from Watford in July this year. However, the story has changed completely today because he looks like money well spent.
The 21-year-old has netted 6 goals in 9 Premier League appearances. He has a better goal per minute ratio than Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. All three have played 10 or more games this season. He scored a brace a few weeks ago in his debut for Brazil.
5. Joe Gomez- Liverpool
Andy Robertson on Liverpool’s quickest player: “The obvious contenders are Mo (Salah) and Sadio (Mane) but if I was going to back anyone it would be Joe Gomez.” pic.twitter.com/A9BuxVLvCd
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) November 2, 2018
Liverpool 21-year-old central defender Joe Gomez is already up there with the best in Europe. The English youngster has benched experienced defenders Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren. He has played 13 matches so far, 10 of them in the Premier League. It is pretty obvious that Jurgen Klopp believes the young man is the perfect defensive partner to record signing Virgil Van Dijk.
4. Reiss Nelson- 6 Goals in 7 Apps
Reiss Nelson this season:
🔃loan to Hoffenheim
⚽️7 Bundesliga games
📈goal every 54.5 minutes
🏴England U-21 debut + goal
🥇youngest ever non-German player to score 6 Bundesliga goals
Wonderkid. ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/DHPn88imSK
— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) November 13, 2018
Arsenal loanee is creating havoc in the Bundesliga. The 18-year-old English forward has so far scored 6 goals in 7 League matches for Hoffenheim. There was no way he was going to get a place in Unai Emery team full of star strikers. He decided to try his luck in Germany and he is enjoying every single minute.