Top 10 Most Promising Young Players in Europe

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#10 M’Baye Niang (AC Milan/ Montpellier/France)


The 19 year old has shown glimpses of his quality and his potential numerous times in 2013. Niang was impressive throughout the year playing on the right side and linked up well with Balotelli. He became the second youngest goal scorer in Milan history when he came on to score in the 70th minute against Reggina. The young Frenchman is a versatile forward who can play as a striker, out on the wings and as an attacking midfielder.

#9 Lucas Piazon (Chelsea/Vitesse/Brazil)


This exciting youngster has lit up the eredivisie this season. The 19 year old Chelsea youngster is on loan to Vitesse where he has scored an impressive 11 goals and assisted 7 times in just 16 games. This versatile Brazilian youngster can play in all attacking positions. He is known for his flair, passing, dribbling, set pieces, and excellent vision. He has been compared to a young Kaka and he has all the attributes to be a superstar in the future.

#8 Marquinhos (PSG/Brazil)


Marquinhos was signed by Roma for around £1m after having a excellent season at Corinthians where he was a regular at just 17. A season later, he joined French giants PSG for a fee of just under £30m. Marqinhos has started the season very well with Paris forming a solid relationship with fellow Brazilian and captain Thiago Silva.

#7 Juan Quintero (Porto/Colombia)

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Juan Quintero is a 20 year old Colombian attacking midfielder who plays for Porto. The youngster was a star in U20s World Cup for Colombia, scoring some great goals as well as assisting his teammates. He has great technical ability and attacking ability as well as great vision. Porto is known to get amazing talent on cheap and making them into superstars. This guy could just be their next product.

#6 Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United/Belgium)


After Wayne Rooney, 18 year old Belgian, Adnan Januzaj has been Manchester United’s best player this season. He has established himself as a first team regular. He produced a match winning performance against Sunderland which became a highlight of his season and since then he has scored and assisted number of times. He has a total of 3 goals, 4 assists so far and is forming a great partnership with Rooney. If developed well, he’ll go on to be a real world class player.

#5 Jese Rodriguez (Real Madrid/Spain)


The 20 year old Real Madrid youngster’s talent is well known in Spain. He was the star player for Spain in U20 World Cup. He is fortunate and at the same time unfortunate to be behind the likes of Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema in pecking – order but the youngster has taken his opportunities to show his potential every time. He has scored two and assisted another two in 9 apps this season so far. He scored against Barcelona and his latest came in a friendly vs PSG.

#4 Raphael Varane(Real Madrid/France)


Consistently impressing for Real Madrid, there’s no denying the young Frenchman’s immense talent. He’s proved time and time again that he can perform on the main stage of the Bernabeu and looks a real talent.

#3 Lazar Markovic (Benfica/Serbia)

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The 19 year old Serbian International currently plays for Benfica as a winger/striker. When he was just 18 years old, he had already made 60 apps for Partizan and scored an impressive 13 goals. He moved to Benfica in 2013 where he has scored 3 in 11 apps. He has earned 9 senior caps for Serbia

#2 Luke Shaw (Southampton/England)

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The 18 year old left back is one the most exciting prospects in the Premier League and probably one of the best left backs in the league currently. He has shown his quality the entire last season and has continued to show this season. His quality is such that top clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea are willing to spend big to sign him up and Southampton will struggle to keep him this transfer window.

#1 Romelu Lukaku(Everton/Chelsea/Belgium)


Currently on loan at Everton from Chelsea Romelu has so much pace. He’s a typical striker that most defenders hate to play against. Lukaku is a beast, he has strength and his very big and strong. And for a man of his size, his pace is frightening.

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