Top 10 best young players in the world in “2K generation”

Currently in the world, especially in Europe, many young players are playing very prominent. Top 10 best young footballers below are those who are most appreciated by professionals.

In the top football competitions in Europe, the competition between the teams is very high, which makes young players and new talents very difficult to earn opportunities to play. However, there are players who “don’t wait for their age”. Although they are very young, they soon found their place in the big teams. Here, W88 will introduce to you the top 10 players that are highly appreciated by professionals, they were born after January 1, 2000.

Rodrygo Goes (Real Madrid)

Born in 2001 – Position: Forward

Rodrygo soon got labelled the “New Neymar”, which brought great pressure to the young Brazilian player, but it seems he solved the problem quite easily. Last year, Rodrygo refused to move to Barcelona for 45 million pounds to join Real Madrid, he became the second-youngest player, after legendary Raul Gonzalez scored a hat-trick in the Champions League.

Rodrygo is the talented young star of Real Madrid/

However, Rodrygo did not make coach Zinedine Zidane completely satisfied. After the impression in the Champions League, the French strategist pushed the Brazilian player back to Castilla (the Real Madrid reserve team, playing in the Segunda Division B), that means Rodrygo still needs to improve some skills.

Sandro Tonali (Brescia)

Born in 2000. Position: Central midfielder

Sandro Tonali was born in Lodi in Lombardy on May 8, 2000. From an early age, he showed impressive technical qualities and observation when learning to play football in Lombardia Uno and Piacenza. Tonali joined Brescia at 12 years old and developed strong talent.

With the ability to score and create impressively, Tonali quickly won a place in midfield Brescia. He showed maturity after many years of sticking with Brescia and became an important part of the promotion of the team up to the rank of Eugenio Corini.

Tonali has been judged to have the magic right foot, perfect for making long passes, slits. He currently plays deep in midfield, but Tonali is also willing to rise and play in the role of attacking midfielder, like when he was playing at Brescia Academy.

Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Salzburg)

Born in 2000. Position: Central midfielder

The glory of Dominik Szoboszlai is somewhat overshadowed by Erling Braut Haaland and Takumi Minamino. However, the Hungarian midfielder will almost certainly become the next big star to be put on the launch pad by the Austrian team to bring to the top European teams.

Recent reports say RB Salzburg is only ready to let the 19-year-old leave this summer for £25 million. This price is remarkably soft compared to Szoboszlai’s development potential, this player has a strong point in passing, sharp eyesight and can further improve these skills.

Dejan Kulusevski (Parma, borrowed from Juventus)

Born in 2000. Position: Attacking midfielder

Before the football leagues had to be halted because of Covid-19, Kulusevski was one of the new phenomena in Serie A. Like many impressive youngsters on this list, Kulusevski created an incredible effect when combined. Technical qualities with physical strength. 

The ability to choose a good position, intelligence and quick observation help Kulusevski become a special player.

Having the ability to become a great player does not make the road to success simpler, especially without a standard leader. 

In short, Sarri will have to finish testing soon, locate Kulusevski and build around him. Kulusevski is the first major investment of Juventus in a player born in this millennium, so the coaching staff needs to show the effectiveness of this investment.

Ferran Torres (Valencia)

Born in 2000. Position: Midfielder

“As fast as electricity” is a brief description of Ferran Torres, a player who joined Valencia at the age of 6 after being discovered playing futsal with friends, he followed in the footsteps of seniors like David Silva and Juan Mata.

As an agile winger, Torres was comfortable playing deep back to receive the ball. The ability to cut the tape, surpassing opponents of Torres also became a great joy for the audience to watch the match.

Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)

Born in 2000. Position: Wingback, winger

When Bayern Munich announced a contract with youngster Alphonso Davies from Vancouver Whitecaps, perhaps no one thought the player could soon play for Bayern Munich. 

Davies bombarded MLS with its agile movement speed, but Europe was a much higher level environment than the United States and the players needed a while to adjust.

“Lightning” Alphonso Davies has a skyrocketing transfer price/

With agile speed, abundant physical strength, Davies is showing a great potential to grow and become one of the world’s leading full-backs in the future.

Ansu Fati (Barcelona)

Born in 2002. Position: Attacking midfielder

Barcelona always favours the use of mature players from the academy, the Catalan fans are ready to rage if the coach or head coach ignores the “homegrown” talents.

And Fati brings a ray of hope, a bright light every time he steps onto the pitch with the colour of a Barcelona shirt. Both goals and assists for the Camp Nou team, Fati are doing well, making him a lot of expectations from Barcelona fans.

Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid)

Born in 2000. Position: Forward

Vinicius Jr arrived at Real Madrid shortly after Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus, which made the Brazilian player have high expectations. Of course, to fill the void left by the CR7 is an impossible task, but the young Brazilian talent certainly makes people pay attention to him.

One of the youngest and most expensive players today/

Quick, direct and a nightmare for the defenders, Vinicius is a typical winger, though playing in an attacking position but Vinicius defensive support is also quite impressive. It is a rare characteristic for a young player, especially a player who plays at a top club in the world.

Erling Braut Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

Born in 2000. Position: Forward

Haaland has proven its worth in Norway, then in Austria and the Champions League playground this season. Haaland moved to Borussia Dortmund in January and was amazed that he quickly shined brightly in a new shirt.

Haaland’s 12 goals in his first eight matches in the Dortmund shirt made everyone stunned. Across Europe, out of the five major tournaments, only Cristiano Ronaldo (13) scored more goals than Haaland in 2020 (until before the football leagues had to stop for Covid-19).

Haaland seems to be able to do everything, his body is big, with the speed of passing the ball with good surfing ability and sharp finishing ability, he makes football fans reminiscent of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Even Haaland can rise higher, the sky seems “small” to Haaland when it comes to his becoming a great striker.

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Born in 2000. Position: Forward

The performance of Jadon Sancho explains why he became the most sought after young talent in the world today. The 20-year-old has 66 contributions related to goals in 88 professional matches. He became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to score and assist at double digits this season (14 goals, 15 assists).

In the Bundesliga this season, Sancho is the top tectonics and the third highest scorer only is Robert Lewandowski (25) and Timo Werner (21). And only Erling Braut Haaland and Borussia Mönchengladbach captain Lars Stindl had a better finish than Sancho’s 3.3.

Sancho-  the most expensive young talented player of the “2k generation” today/

That is why Dortmund is only willing to sell this player with a huge transfer value, not less than 100 million euros. 

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