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Major talents of Bundesliga – Norwegian Haaland is at the top

The German Bundesliga has long been considered one of the most interesting in Europe precisely due to the huge number of young talents. The local teams are willing to rely on very young footballers, and they often become the top-class players. Today we will talk about the most interesting young players who are shining in the Bundesliga.

Giovanni Reyna

Giovanni Reyna gradually got used to the new country, but recently Dortmund began to trust more and more 17-year-old Americans. He started from the first minutes in the final two games of the season and even managed to create a goal in the game against RB Leipzig. Now, given the departure of Mario Gotze and the farewell of Andre Schurrle, he is ready to become the main player of the team, which already has Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho.

Joshua Zirkzee

At U17 and U19, Joshua Zirkzee scored an average of goals per game, so it’s no surprise that it took him just five touches in the Bundesliga to score his first goal. Three days passed, and he repeated that achievement. The Dutchman’s incredible talent and performance quickly convinced Bayern to offer him a contract until 2023. The club is very hopeful that Joshua will become a long-term alternative to Robert Lewandowski, who acts as a mentor of the future star.

Florian Wirtz

Here he is – a young player who only benefited from a forced pause in football. Before the March stoppage of the Bundesliga, Florian Wirtz was mostly spoken about only by the youth coaches. At the junior level, Wirtz scored two goals and scored three goals since his move from Cologne, where he scored eight goals in 10 appearances. Bayer coach Peter Bosz needed more players after the resumption of the season, and so young Florian got his chance. Making his debut against Werder Bremen, he soon became the youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history, scoring for Bayern. Everyone understands that in the new season Virz will surely be the most interesting player of the team.

Erling Haaland

Some might assume that we should already classify Haaland in elite players, but he is still very young and showed himself at the Champions League. As soon as he joined Dortmund we saw a lot of goals from him. In the next season, there are no doubts he will be the main contender for the goal-scoring title. He is the hope of Norway and it is not a surprising fact, people adore him in his homeland. Some suggest he will transfer to Manchester United sooner or later. But Norwegian online betting websitesthink differently. They assume he will stay in Dortmund for long and it is the best team for the youngster.

Dani Olmo

Dani Olmo said after his departure from Dinamo Zagreb in January that he knew it was time to move forward, and it was Leipzig that was the most interesting for him. Step by step, he slowly climbed the football hierarchy, which is even strange, given that he received his education at the Academy of Barcelona. After seven years at La Masia, Olmo decided to leave Spain and sign a three-year contract with the Croatian club. Here he was trusted and given a chance to play at the adult level. Bold, ambiguous, but the right step, thanks to which the youngster drew the attention of many leading clubs.

Once in Germany shortly before the break, Olmo blossomed in the last matches of the championship, scoring his first three goals in the Bundesliga. In the new season, he is expected to make great achievements.

Jude Bellingham

Jude Bellingham said in his first interview he was happy to become a part of one of Europe’s strongest teams. Many teams fought for the 17-year-old Englishman, but in the end, the youngest debutant and goalkeeper of Birmingham chose Dortmund known for their ability to nurture young talents like Sancho, Reyna, and Pulisic. Here Bellingham will definitely be trusted from the beginning. 


Paulinho’s move from Brazil to the German club was accompanied by many problems: having moved to Bayer Leverkusen from Vasco da Gama, the 17-year-old Brazilian had long been accustomed to a new culture, and it seemed even that he would not prove himself. But participation in the qualifying stage of the Olympic Games has restored his confidence in himself: having scored three goals and made four assists in seven matches, Paulinho reminded everyone why he was bought. Soon in Germany Paulinho was already scoring and making sharp passes. Once he understood the philosophy of Peter Bosz, he immediately turned into a favorite of the public. Now new feats are expected from him.

Christoph Baumgartner

One of the most effective midfielders of last season in the Bundesliga, Christoph Baumgartner is considered another bright talent of the German Bundesliga. The Austrian took part in 13 goals, scoring seven. Baumgartner likes to play left or right of the leading striker, although sometimes he is not averse to leading others. Now he is the main hope of the team in the new season.

Youssoufa Moukoko

The current youngest Bundesliga debutant may not be there for long, as Youssoufa Moukoko could join Borussia Dortmund as early as November when he turns 16. Very few doubt that Dortmund’s stunning talent will break Nuri Shahin’s record (16 years, 11 months) – after all, we are talking about a man who scored 34 goals at junior level last season – and he played against opponents four years his senior. He has already boasted more than 100 goals since his first yellow-card game at the age of 12, and one can only imagine the miracles he will perform at the adult level.

Ismail Jakobs

Ismail Jakobs was in the first team with Noah Katterbach – they were recommended by coach Achim Beierlorzer at the beginning of last season. Alas, the injury prevented the newcomer from declaring himself, and the stands of the RheinEnergieStadion noticed the youngster later. However, we didn’t have to wait long for miracles: Jakobs scored in the winning match against Eintracht Frankfurt and became the rookie of the month in December. In 20 matches the winger played 1,678 minutes, scored two goals, and made two assists. Not bad for the first season, and in the future, if there are no injuries, he is expected to have an even better result.

Ruben Vargas

Ruben Vargas appeared in Germany last summer. Despite his age, he could already boast 50 games in the Swiss Super League. Not everyone believed that he would flourish in the Bundesliga, but the player, who had just made his debut for the Swiss national team, did not waste time. First, he scored against Union and then scored a brace against Werder Bremen, three goals in three games. He finished the season just as nicely, with two goals in his last three games. Only Florian Niederlechner (13) and Philipp Max (8) scored more than him for Augsburg.

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