TOP 50 WONDERKIDS: 30-21 REVEALED!

It’s official – the next generation of ballers are taking over the 2019-20 season. Here, MOTD mag counts down the best U-21 players in world footy right now!
Lucas Paqueta

30

Lucas Paqueta

Club: AC Milan
Country: Brazil
Age: 21
Position: Attacking midfielder

Paqueta is Brazil’s link-man. Operating in the No.10 role, many have likened his style to Samba legend Kaka. Now in his second season at AC, his aim is to score more goals!

29

Lautaro Martinez

Club: Inter Milan
Country: Argentina
Age: 21
Position: Striker

Lautaro is a modern-day forward who’s got it all: strength, speed and an industrious desire to work for his team. A very calm finisher, too!

Lautaro Martinez
Ainsley Maitland-Niles

28

Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Club: Arsenal
Country: England
Age: 21
Position: Right-back/midfielder

Ainsley’s most awesome quality? His versatility. Comfortable in a number of positions, the 21-year-old will soon get a shot back in his natural CM spot once Hector Bellerin is fit!

27

Moise Kean

Club: Everton
Country: Italy
Age: 19
Position: Striker

He’s been compared to peak Mario Balotelli, but Kean can be way better than that. He’s 6ft of solid power, skill and speed. There aren’t many defenders that can deal with him!

Moise Kean
Justin Kluivert

26

Justin Kluivert

Club: Roma
Country: Holland
Age: 20
Position: Forward

He’s not had the most successful time in Rome, however there’s a feeling that Justin still has a lot of room to grow. His speed, dribbling and agility are his stand-out attributes!

25

Brahim Diaz

Club: Real Madrid
Country: Spain
Age: 20
Position: Midfielder

Diaz’s Messi-like dribbling tek is what separates him from other players at his age. He’s mastered the art of ball manipulation – now he just needs a break in the first team!

Brahim Diaz
Reiss Nelson

24

Reiss Nelson

Club: Arsenal
Country: England
Age: 19
Position: Forward

With Alex Iwobi now at Everton, Reiss has a huge opportunity to make it big at Arsenal. His movement is dizzying and he’ll cause carnage on the wing this season

23

Rodrygo

Club: Real Madrid
Country: Brazil
Age: 18
Position: Forward

This ex-futsal baller is bringing his close control to the big leagues. This £45m box of tricks is the next Neymar. Expect big things!

Houssem Aouar

22

Houssem Aouar

Club: Lyon
Country: France
Age: 21
Position: Midfielder

Nominated for the Golden Boy award in 2018, Houssem once won high praise from Man. City manager Pep Guardiola, who said: “Aouar is always very calm with the ball at his feet, with an excellent technical quality!”

21

Ryan Sessegnon

Club: Tottenham
Country: England
Age: 19
Position: Left-back/forward

Sess’ progression is set to soar now he’s at Spurs. He should become an important England player in years to come!

Ryan Sessegnon

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