It’s time to talk about the Top 5 youngsters to watch in the 2018-2019 La Liga season, we will tell you all about the most promising young talents from the best clubs in Spain.
Every single season in La Liga, there are always a few select talents who quickly become the youngsters to watch in very little time every season. During the last tournament, we were able to get a better look at players like Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, Saul Ñiguez from Atletico Madrid, or Marco Asensio from Real Madrid. All those players we mentioned have already proven they are good enough to shine in La Liga, which is why we won’t talk about them because they don’t have as much to prove anymore. On this list, we will give you the details of five young players who still haven’t proved anything in this competition and could have a breakthrough season with their clubs.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) August 9, 2018
1.- Malcom (21 years old).
Named after the famous political figure of the United States Malcom X, this new Barcelona winger has all the trademark qualities of the classic dribbler that we have known throughout Brazilian football history. This kid follows the tradition of players who are well-established right now in European football such as Neymar, Willian, and Douglas Costa. Up until this moment, Malcom has managed to make a great impact in French football during his short spell in French club Bordeaux, but Barcelona already had their sight on him since he played for Brazilian club Corinthians. If things go according to what’s expected of him, this player has the potential to become one of his country’s most exciting talents.
Partiu ⚽️? Deus nos abençoe ?? pic.twitter.com/IceSzD6lRw
— Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) August 7, 2018
2.- Vinicius Junior (18 years old).
Another Brazilian virtuoso who is more in the vein of what Neymar has been doing all his life, a player who is keen on playing spectacular Jogo Bonito and is always looking to create new flicks or tricks during a match. Florentino Perez knows that if he doesn’t get the PSG star next year, Vinicius has a very good chance of becoming a world-class player in very little time. Vinicius was raised inside the Flamengo youth academy which has honed some of Brazil’s biggest talents in the past, this is a perfect opportunity for him to earn a spot in the biggest club in Europe and start a career that could become something truly great.
Muy orgulloso de llevar la camiseta del centenario y además con una victoria en Goodison Park! AMUNT! pic.twitter.com/8phaVqy7tT
— Ferran Torres (@FerranTorres20) August 4, 2018
3.- Ferran Torres (18 years old).
The Valencia wonder kid who plays as a right winger and has a bright future ahead of him, Marcelino has already spotted his talent and subscribed him to the 2018-2019 season with the club. One of the most recent stars in the U-17 World Cup who became a true sensation in the competition, a player who has the kind of skill that big clubs in Europe pay millions of euros to have in their ranks. He may be too young for a starring role with Valencia, but given the opportunity to play a few matches we are confident that he will not disappoint and earn the respect of the club’s fan base in no time.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_cat) August 5, 2018
4.- Riqui Puig (18 years old).
One of FC Barcelona’s summer sensation, a kid that before this preseason was not known by the rest of the world but someone who has been regarded as a fantastic prospect inside the team for quite some time now. This preseason was the chance the Barcelona product had been looking for and he didn’t disappoint Ernesto Valverde, we could see a player who is very familiar with the Barça style that is taught in the academy and he will be part of the first team in many matches throughout the season. Puig’s playing style is very reminiscent to that of Iniesta or Messi when they were that age.
De volta ao trabalho! ?? pic.twitter.com/l7PQ6TC0J5
— Arthur Melo (@arthurhromelo) August 7, 2018
5.- Arthur Melo (21 years old).
The other Brazilian that Barcelona had its sight set on for a few years, a key player of the Gremio side that won the Copa Libertadores in 2017 and one of the most promising box-to-box midfielders in the world. Melo is already 21 years old, which makes him one of the oldest players on this list but he still has a lot to prove in Barcelona. The Catalan club usually does a good job when they sign players they have been following for some time, both Arthur and Malcom’s case are similar in that respect but the former Gremio midfielder is a more defensive player who in the future can substitute Sergio Busquets when the Spaniard retires.
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