With the new decade having a slow start due to the coronavirus, let’s see who might dominate the 2020’s, similarly to the likes of Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez who crushed it in the 2010s. The performance of the players below has been praised by both managers and teammates. Most importantly, their stats speak for themselves, which is why the clubs have been relentlessly investing resources in them. So, the young players in 2020 below
Eduardo is a 17-year-old fan-favorite from France who plays as a holding midfielder. He is a beast when it comes to recovering the ball, combining agility and physical strength with smart positioning. Camavinga is already on the radar of Real Madrid’s scouts, which makes it only a matter of time before this French prodigy gets a proper chance to prove himself to the world.
This 6’4 player has been the most talked-about goalkeeper in Italy. The 21-year-old sensation has become the first pick for Milan in 2018 and is now the main choice for Italy as well. With an exceptional combination of physical qualities and technical proficiency, Gianluigi Donnarumma is likely to become the best goalkeeper in the world within the next decade.
Supported by the one and only Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati is a 17-year-old left-winger who has already managed to become the youngest player to score in the Champions League. The goal brought his club, Barcelona, victory against Inter Milan, as well as highlighted the unprecedented potential of Ansu as a successor to Messi.
Erling Braut Haaland
This Norwegian striker is a force of nature. Boasting an impressive 28 goals in 22 matches for Red Bull Salzburg, the 19-year-old player was signed by Borussia Dortmund for 20 million euros. Erling is the fifth player ever to score more than ten goals in his first Champions League season, which is complemented by his outstanding performance in Bundesliga, where he scored six hat-tricks thus far.
Although far from being exhaustive, the list should be enough to get you excited about the upcoming decade. No doubt, it will be full of surprises, so join us as we witness the next chapter of history unfold.