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Most highly rated youngsters in world football


The world of football has witnessed immense talent over the years. At a time when the debate over who is better between Argentine Lionel Messi and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo remains unsettled, we take a look at the youngest football prospects expected to take football by storm in the coming years. Meanwhile, with some of these talents already turning out for big clubs across the world, you can always bet on matches via online soccer betting at Betway for a chance to hit the coveted jackpot.

#1. Kenneth Taylor (17) – The midfielder turns out for Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam in the Eredivisie. He has been likened to the combative Manchester City and Belgian Kevin DeBruyne in the way he plays. He was a part of the U17 Dutch team that won the European Championship.


#2. Xavi Simons (16) – To have a player make it to the list at such a tender age is no mean feat. Xavi, named after former Barcelona midfield maestro rocks trademark gold curls that have made him standout with fans of PSG, his current club. He is a product of the famous La Masia in Barcelona.

#3. Troy Parrott (17) – In Parrott, Tottenham look to have identified Harry Kane’s heir. He is too good for his age, and the Republic of Ireland young striker is destined for greatness.

#4. Eric Garcia (18) – The former La Masia product is already establishing himself as one of the finest centre backs in his age. He turns up for Manchester City and the Spain U20 setups.


#5. Ansu Fati (17) – Probably the finest young talent in Europe right now. Barcelona have already placed a 100 million pounds’ release clause in his contract, which tells quite a story. Bet on him with Betway to score when he has Messi playing by his side.

#6. Lincoln (18) – South America is a hub of football talent, and the young Flamengo striker looks to be the next big thing. He’s already being courted by Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona, and Juventus.

#7. Takefusa Kubo (18) – He is popularly known as the Japanese Messi. If that does not tell the whole story, then I don’t know what does for the La Masia product, now signed for Real Madrid. He is currently on loan at Real Mallorca.

#8. Harvey Elliot (16) – When Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp throws you into a party of men, it means you are ready. The former Fulham forward will surely set the premier league alight in a matter of time.


#9. Eduardo Camavinga (17) – France is known to produce great defensive midfielders, and in the Rennes young player, the trend is set to continue. At such an early age he’s already attracting the likes of Barcelona and the two Manchester clubs.

#10. Sontje Hansen (17) – If there is one country that will benefit from the current young crop of players, it has to be the Netherlands. In Hansen, they have a Patrick Kluivert reborn. He scored six times in the U17 World cup held in Brazil, but the highlight was his hattrick against Nigeria.

There are obviously so many other candidates for the highly-rated youngsters mention, for example, Ben Greenwood, Kai Havertz, Ibrahima Konate, Jadon Sancho, and goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao, among others. 


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