The internet is seriously on fire after star player Lionel Messi announced his list of Top 15 Young Rising Footballers in the world presently
You know Messi rarely talks about things like this, so now that he has spoken, everybody is seriously interested
And as with everything in this life, a lot of people are arguing on who is the best player in this list
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1. Trent Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool’s ever reliable right back got a nod on this list and we are not surprised. Messi described him as a “full-back who is impressive going forward, and one for the future.”
2. Christian Pulisic
While he has had his troubles with injuries in his maiden season in England, early glimpse has shown Pulisic will score goals when he is fit. He is the youngest hat-trick scorer in Chelsea’s history at the age of 21.
“He has excellent balance and agility.”- Messi said of the American
3. Mason Mount
Chelsea football club will be forever grateful for the controversial transfer ban that made them discover this hidden talent. Mount is bold and loves to explore.
In the right environment and management, he will continue to grow
When asked about Mount, Messi said he has personally watched him play and “he has the potential to be one of the best.”
4. Phil Foden
Football fans were left stunned when Man City boss Guardiola claimed Foden is worth more than £450m. This is still a controversial topic and we will leave that discussion for another day
But if people doubt Foden’s ability, Messi does not.
“Foden will do amazing things in the game. He has a great talent.”- According to Messi
5. Jadon Sancho
This guy is wanted by many top clubs in the world so its no surprise he is on the list. Messi said he particularly loves his “ability to dribble past defenders.”
Sancho is certainly a hard worker for his club Dortmund. He broke Lukas Podolski’s record to become the youngest player to score nine Bundesliga goals among many other impressive records. He is only 20!
6. Luka Jovic
While he is yet to hit the ground running at Real Madrid, there is still a talent yet to be fully discovered in Jovic and Messi agrees, saying: “Jovic is a magical player who makes the impossible, possible.”
7. Kai Havertz
Havertz is a red hot attacking midfielder that plays for Bayer Leverkusen with a knack for quality goals. According to Wikipedia, He is the youngest player to reach the milestones of 50 and 100 league appearances in the German top-flight.
Messi particularly loves his composure infront of goal, saying “His composure infront of goal is impressive for a young player”.
8. Eder Militao
Militao is the ever dependable defender for Real Madrid when called upon.
Messi says he is “A phenomenal talent and fierce competitor.”
Almost anyone that has watched Eder play this season will agree.
9. Ousmane Dembele
Injuries has been a plague in his career and while he has a lot to learn especially in a big club like Barcelona, Dembele is still a player capable of magical moments. Messi says he is a terrific player in training and his “pace is frightening.”
10. Houssem Aouar
The 21-year old Lyon star is also on the list
“He is always calm with the ball at his feet and he has excellent technical quality.” – Messi said of French footballer.
11. Frenkie de Jong
Another Barcelona player on the list is de Jong.
Messi described his team-mate as “One of the most accomplished passers I have ever seen for his age.”
12. Joao Felix
We all know what this young boy can do. No wonder Atletico Madrid splashed a huge fee to sign him from Benfica
“Felix is one of the most exciting young players in the world presently.” – According to Messi.
13. Kylian Mbappe
Of course Mbappe is included in this long list. He is outstanding and contributed immensely to France’s exploits at the world cup in 2018.
Him and Neymar are also causing troubles for defenders in the French league
Messi is an admirer of the France international, saying “He’s so fast, he can finish and very dangerous.”
14. Joshua Kimmich
Another worthy nomination on the list.
Messi is aware of what he can do with the ball:
“Kimmich he has a huge talent, a full-back who gives so many assists.”
15. Benjamin Pavard
He scored that marvellous goal at the world cup we will never forget. Pavard will continue to rise if he stays consistent.
“Pavard is a classy defender who can strike a ball so well.” – Messi replied when he was asked about the Bayern Munich defender.
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