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50 Best Young Talents In World Football According To The Guardian

The paper has compiled the best young talents in world football born in 1998.

The Guardian released a similar list of Premier League talents of the same age yesterday, so the lack of English players in today’s compendium shouldn’t be a cause for concern.

Some notable entrants include:

– Davor Lovren, who, to quote the article: “To answer your first question – yes, he is Dejan’s brother, but don’t hold that against him until you’ve seen him play.”

– FC Viitorul’s Ianis Hagi, who is the son of the legendary Romanian Gheorghe Hagi. The former Madrid Maestro had this to say about his offspring;

“He is way better than I was at his age. He is full of talent and he is a future Romania captain and leader. His quality is amazing.”

– Martin Odegaard makes his obligatory appearance along with fellow Norwegian sensation Rafik Zekhnini, who famously impressed the hell out of German and Borussia Dortmund centre back Mats Hummels – prompting him to ask:

In terms of youngsters plying their trade for Premier League clubs, Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah of the Netherlands leads the charge, having been called ‘the next Paul Pogba’.

Arsène Wenger’s love affair with French youngsters continues in earnest, with Jeff Reine-Adelaide representing the Gunners in the list, while Dutch Manchester City midfielder Javairo Dilrosun has impressively scored a hat-trick in an under-18 friendly against England.

City’s burgeoning youth academy also avail of the services of Zackarias Faour, a highly-rated Swedish forward.

Check back here in about 5-10 years to see how they’ve all done.

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