If you mention football in this twenty-first century, the first few names that come to mind are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Mo' Salah, etc. These guys are amazing, no doubt, but it's also great to start looking into the clubs' future. Very soon, the big names of this time will have no choice but to stop playing professionally. Here are some of the wonder-kids of football to look out for. Most have already started making waves.
When talking about the wonder-kids of football, Rodrygo is top on the list. The Brazilian made his professional debut in November 2017 at the budding age of 16. Now 18 years old, he arrived at Santiago Bernabeu stadium last summer with a €45 million deal and even scored his first goal 93 seconds after coming on. He pulled off a perfect hat-trick at his first champions league appearance; thereby wowing Madrid football fans and giving sports betting enthusiasts something to look forward to in the coming games which they can take advantage of all the Sky Bet offers.
Barcelona also showed interest in the wonder-kid, but he said there was no way he could pass on the chance to play football for Real Madrid as that has been his dream. Surprised at his fast rising, Rodrygo confessed that he hopes he can maintain the pace.
- Ansu Fati
Three weeks after Barcelona academy's director, P. Kluivert suggested that Ansu Fati drops to the B-team to secure more game time, Ansu emerged as the youngest goalscorer in champions league history. As if that was the push he needed, he scored the winning goal against inter at San Siro stadium at age 17.
The Barcelona management team is currently managing the hype around the wonder-kids. Nevertheless, they acknowledge how lucky they are to have him on their side. Surely with a player like Fati, Barcelona can smile even after the likes of Messi stops playing professionally.
- Mason Greenwood
Even though he plays for a club that is no novice at producing exceptional talents, Mason stands out. The versatile 18-year-old is excellent; he takes penalties and free kicks with both feet and hardly displays any weakness. Currently part of the under-21 International English team, Mason caught the attention of Manchester United's legends like Van Persie and Gary Neville.
They both tagged the wonder kid as exceptional. Mason's talent is undeniable; little wonder Manchester United offered the young lad a robust contract. With the club trying to get their groove back, Mason will likely become a beacon of hope for United's fans.
Perhaps the Flamingo made a mistake by selling Reinier to Real Madrid because the attacking midfielder is nothing but impressive. With 14 appearances in Serie-A, the elegant midfielder has six goals plus two assists to show. The Brazilian just clocked 18 and will be matching-out with Real Madrid's team-B. People compare the promising young midfielder to the sensational Kaka, but only time will tell if Reinier will live up to or even surpass such comparison.
- Eduardo Camavinga
Rennes have produced some fantastic players over the years. However, to say that Eduardo Camavinga is no exception is an understatement because the Angolan born player is the best of them. Currently playing for the France under-21 team, Eduardo will turn 17 later in the year. But make no mistake; the kid is ready. The impressive forward showed PSG how it should be done on the pitch last August by securing a 2-1 win. Asides his skills on the pitch, Eduardo is said to be exceptionally cultured and respectful.