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5 wonderkids in the world football

Wonderkids always come around in every season; earlier it was Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres, and so on. There is a new crop of wonderkids emerging who have the potential to be the next big thing, and they are:

Jude Bellingham

Jude Bellingham. Wonderkid in the world football.
Jude Bellingham (Credit - The Times)

BVB has been known for nurturing young talents like Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland and selling them to big clubs like Manchester United and City for a huge sum. They took young Bellingham for a reported fee of $25 million, making him the most expensive 17-year-old in history.

Bellingham's position is very versatile. He has been deployed as a defensive midfielder, an attacking midfielder, a right midfielder, and a left midfielder, and has also been used as a right back when his team has been short of players in that position. Jude owns the midfield position.

He needs to work on his flaws and watch him develop into the world's best midfielder. With more than 10,000 minutes under his belt at the age of 19, He has the world at his feet.

When he turns 20 next season, expect big-name clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Barcelona to knock on his door. The boy from Birmingham is taking the world by storm. This 2022–23 season, we might see the explosives of the boy called Jude Bellingham.
 

Eduardo Camavinga

Eduardo Camavinga. Wonderkid in football.
Eduardo Camavinga (Credit - Eurosport)

The Frenchman is one of the most exciting talents to come out of the Rennes youth academy. In the 2020–21 season, he was scouted by big clubs, but Real Madrid won the war and scooped him up. The 6-footer can deceive his opponents with his speed and agility; he can beat his opponents with ease. His passing range and his work ethic are those of a seasoned midfielder. Even though he started very few games, he came up big in the UCL against Paris St. Germain, Chelsea, and Manchester City. Even though it looked like Real Madrid would be knocked out, he turned the game around off the bench in its favor, eventually winning the 14th Champions League. It will be unfair to compare him with the likes of Luka Modric or Toni Kroos, who have amazing passing range; he does not have amazing shooting or goal-scoring range, but he has shown promise in passing and goal-scoring.

Camavinga is great with the ball at his feet and also at defense, and considering he is only 19, he has ample time to build his technical part of the game. What frightens me is that Camavinga is only 19, and if he smooths out his weaknesses, he could be the world’s finest midfielder for the next decade.

 

Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati. Wonderkid in the world football.
Ansu Fati (Credit - Sky Sports)

La Masia, the famed academy, has been touted for bringing classy players such as Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Andreas Iniesta, Xavi Hernandes, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique, and other talents. Such a name has come to the fore in the name of Anssumane "Ansu" Fati Viera. He is known as one of the best talents of his generation.

Fati is usually deployed as a left winger; his qualities make him a very versatile player. He can play in any attacking position (as a number 9) and is used to different tactics and formations.

He is quick and pacey, and he is hard to stop once he gets into his rhythm. He is in the development phase; he could become a stronger and more physical player compared to his other senior teammates.

The Spanish youngster is touted to achieve big things, and he will be an important part of the team in seasons to come.

 

Gavi

Gavi. Wonderkid in the world football
Gavi (Credit - IndiaToday)

There comes a time when players have a deep talent for unbalancing the opposition's defenses, creating opportunities for teammates by easily beating defenders, coupled with his cerebral capacity to read and understand the game, in both an individual and a cerebral way. He is compared to Barcelona legend Andreas Iniesta. He is known as Pablo Martin, or commonly known as "Gavi."

Coming out of the famed La Masia academy, he is a player who is skilled and exceptional with the ball at his feet. He can perform basic and elegant techniques. He uses these techniques and beats defenders when his team is in danger from the opposition.

Gavi got his debut under Ronald Koeman when he was just a mere 17 years old. Since then, he has gone from strength to strength, showing maturity beyond his years. As always, a footballer has room for growth and improvement in their game, and you can expect Gavi to finesse his game to be one of the best midfielders in the world.

 

Jamal Musiala

Jamal Musiala. Wonderkid in the world football.
Jamal Musiala (Credit - Eurosport)

Jamal was born in Germany and raised in England. He came through the Chelsea academy before joining Bayern Munich. As a 17-year-old and 205-day-old kid, he made his first appearance in Bayern's first team in an 8-0 the thrashing of Schalke in 2020. Since then, he went from strength to strength, registering himself as one of the bright youngsters, just like Jude Bellingham.

Musiala is a versatile midfielder, having the panache to play either in the center or on both wings. He is a right-footed midfielder who scans the pitch to understand the situation before sending passes. He is able to beat his opponents in a 1 vs. 1 situation before making small touches, which allows him to change the direction of the play. Even though he uses his speed to cover a long distance and is technically clever,

Musiala can perform as a number 10 or as a defensive midfielder. From the defensive midfielder role, he can spray an array of passes to his teammates for deadly outcomes. He links passes to attacking forwards in front of him with his great technique. Playing as a number 10, you can see him making defense-splitting and transitional passes when playing in the corner. Musiala’s meteoric rise in the Bundesliga camp has been immense. The boy from Chelsea Academy has made it to the starting lineup of the German giants. With popularity comes rumors, and as per the rumor, Manchester City and Chelsea are after him. You can expect Bayern to keep their star boy for 2–3 years before selling him for a huge amount.

Musiala traded three lions for wearing the German national color. England and Southgate received a huge blow because having him in their ranks would be a huge blessing.

Considering he is only 19 years old, he can be the main threat to other teams if he is nurtured properly. He could be a player to watch in a couple of seasons.

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