A number of young talented footballers came to the fore last season, impressing everyone with their performances. Let us take a look at some of them who will have a major role to play for their clubs this season.
1. Gianluigi Donnarumma
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Age- 18) | Goalkeeper
There was lot of speculation of the Italian not renewing his contract with AC Milan but he brought all the rumors to rest after signed a new five-year deal. Already being compared to the legendary Gianluigi Buffon, Donnarumm made more than 150+ saves last season and will need to be in top form if Milan are to regain their status as one of Europe's best sides.
2. Frank Kessie
Frank Kessie (Age- 20) | Defender
The Ivory Coast defender was signed on loan by AC Milan in a 2-year deal after impressing with Atlanta. Though still young he is a top class defender and is also very dangerous when it comes to set pieces, scoring six goals last season.
3. Youri Tielemans
Youri Tielemans (Age- 20) | Midfielder
Tielemans signed for AS Monaco in deal believed to be in the region of €25m after a very successful season last year with R.S.C. Anderlecht where he reached Europa Cup semi-final. He scored 19 goals and also registered 15 assists and has is being touted as one of the players to watch out for this season in Europe.
4. Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic (Age- 18) | Midfielder
Pulisic is very talented youngster from USA and plays for Borussia Dortmund. Though not a regular for the German side, he has been impressive whenever given the chance, scoring five goals and registering nine assists last season.
He has been also a star performer for his country, scoring five goals and registering five assists in the World Cup qualifiers.
5. Ousmane Dembele
Ousmane Dembele (Age- 20) | Forward
Dembele is one of the best young talents out there and was in brilliant form last season for Borussia Dortmund scoring 10 goals and registering 20 assists. He has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona and could be the perfect replacement for Neymar.
6. Mbappe Lotin
Mbappe Lotin (Age- 18) | Forward
Mbappe had a very successful season last year and was arguably the breakout star of Europe scoring 26 goals in all competitions as AS Monaco won the Ligue 1 title and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Football pundits have compared him with France and Arsenal Legend Theirry Henry, with the youngster linked to with a move to Real Madrid.