One thing football fans love is watching an exciting young talent burst onto the scene. The timeline of a young talent’s career, from seeing the raw potential and exuberance to a refined and assured player, there are dozens of young stars waiting to develop into some really top players.
If you’ve just purchased the new FIFA, or you regularly wager on ESports events, below you’ll find a description of some of the best young players to look out for in the latest edition, who are set to shine in 2021.
Erling Braut Håland (rating 84)
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Håland has had a meteoric rise in 2020. After the switch from Austrian side RB Salzburg for a reported fee of €22.5 million, Borussia Dortmund look like they have managed a massive coup. Håland standing at 6’3”, is a very dynamic forward who has excellent movement and also a thunderous left foot. Scoring 77 goals and registering 14 assists in his young career (of 101 senior appearances), Håland is unsurprisingly attracting transfer interest from some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United. In 2021, if Håland keeps up the level of performances he could easily cement a position as one of the best strikers in the world.
Phil Foden (rating 79)
Manchester City and England midfielder Phil Foden is revered as one of the best young players in the world. City boss and legendary manager Pep Guardiola described Foden as “most talented player I have ever seen in my career as a manager.” Considering Guardiola has managed the likes on Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Arjen Robben amongst others, that is some compliment! A silky and technically very gifted player, Foden is very good attacking midfielder who has been showing what he is capable of on all stages. Foden’s main goal in 2021 will be to cement a starting place at Manchester City and to be a part of Gareth Southgate’s plans ahead of Euro 2021.
Ansummane “Ansu” Fati (rating 76)
Ansu Fati is one of the top prospects in world football. The pacey and very skilful goalscoring winger is already a regular in both FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team squads. Fati holds the record for the youngest goal scorer in FC Barcelona and La Liga history scoring when he was jsu 16 years and 304 days old at the time! Ansu Fati who pre-dominantly plays from the left wing, is the latest starlet from FC Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy. With the uncertain future surrounding Lionel Messi, Barcelona perhaps have one player in Ansu Fati who can begin the huge task of trying to fill his boots.
Alphonso Davies (rating 81)
Alphonso Davies is already building a reputation as one of the best left backs in the world. The Canadian who plays his club football for Bayern Munich, is already a Champions League winner at the age of 20 years old. Known as one of the fastest players around, Davies is a resolute and formidable defender. Davies also is a great offensive threat, due to previously playing as a left winger when Bayern Munich signed him for a reported fee of €11.3M from Vancouver Whitecaps in the USA.
Mason Greenwood (rating 77)
Manchester United academy graduate Mason Greenwood has been resounding positive in what has been a fluctuating few years at Manchester United. Scoring 17 goals in his break-out season in 2019-2020, Greenwood is a forward with an unbelievable finishing ability. Being as good on his right foot as he is on his left, Greenwood has proved to be an unpredictable opponent for defenders because they don’t know which direction he’s going to turn! With a shooting form shockingly similar to Robin van Persie, Manchester United fans and England will be hoping Greenwood can continue his development through 2021.
Eduardo Camavinga (rating 76)
Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is making a name for himself as a one of the best upcoming midfielders around. After bursting onto the scene after a man of the match performance vs. PSG at the age of 16, Camavinga’s form and ability has propelled him into Didier Deschamps plans his France squad going into Euro 2021. Camavinga is a box to box midfielder who also has an eye for goal. 2021 could potentially be a big year for him, because his quality has been attracting the interest of other European giants such as Real Madrid and Manchester United so he could have some big decisions to make.
Bukayo Saka (rating 75)
Already a fixture in the Arsenal team, Bukayo Saka is an exciting graduate from the Arsenal academy. With a wide range of skills, Saka is very effective as wing back and winger for Arsenal. In his first team introduction in the 2019-2020 season, Saka produced impressive return of 11 assists across all competitions for Arsenal. Having made the decision to play his international football for England, Bukayo Saka will certainly be a player Gareth Southgate will be considering ahead of Euro 2021.
Watching & Wagering on FIFA Esports Events
Over the last couple of years you may have noticed that Esports have exploded in popularity and you can now even watch and wager on FIFA matches and tournaments that take place all over the globe.
More and more of the best online FIFA players have now become elite FIFA ESports professionals and you can bet on the action at many of the best UK bookmakers.
Markets to wager on include the number of goals scored in a match and overall FIFA Esports tournament winner. You can even place handicap bets, just as you would if you were following and wagering on a rea-l life football match.
The details of the top FIFA Esports tournaments for 2021 will soon be released and based on the ratings of Haland and co, we wouldn’t be surprised to see these wonderkids feature heavily in many pro teams next year.
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