Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard, and most of the world’s best male players aren’t getting any younger. Therefore, football fans are always on the lookout for potential successors to the world’s current best players. Thankfully, there is an abundance of footballing talent in Europe, so it is safe to say the future of football is in safe hands. Most of these players are already making headlines week in, week out, so it is surely not long until they are crowned the best. According to Betway research, here are some of the European countries full of fresh footballing talent.
England has produced some of the world’s finest players like Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney, who have achieved a lot at the club and international levels. Modern-day English football fans have a lot to smile about since the amount of talent the Three Lions have is astonishing and could even rival the famous “Golden Generation” in the long run. Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Chelsea’s Reece James are already looking like the best right-backs in the world and clearly have their best years ahead of them. Phil Foden, arguably the best young talent globally, is also dazzling football fans every week and is surely destined for great things. Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho, Chelsea’s Mason Mount, and West Ham United’s Declan Rice are also players to watch out for.
Kylian Mbappe is so magical and influential that it is often easy to forget that the Paris Saint-Germain superstar is 22 years old. The French international seems to have already done it all. At just 19, Mbappe was one of the key players for France at the 2018 World Cup, scoring crucial goals en route to lifting the trophy. He has also won several trophies at the club level, and his stunning weekly performances make him a favourite of punters who win football bets thanks to him. Furthermore, Dayot Upamecano seems to be Raphael Varane’s long-term successor in Les Bleus’ centre-back role, and he will only get better at Bayern Munich. Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele, Ibrahima Konate, Houssem Aouar, and Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga will also make French football fans happy for a long time to come.
Every football fan knows that Spain is a force to reckon with, and the next generation of Spanish talent is poised to keep this truth a reality. Barcelona’s Ansu Fati, Pablo Gavi, Riqui Puig, Ferran Torres, and Pedri are being tipped by many to restore the Spanish national team to its former glory since these youngsters are making waves at the club level. RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo, Tottenham’s Sergio Reguilon, and Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio also constitute the next generation of Spanish stars to keep tabs on.
The sky is definitely the limit for Germany’s young superstars, and there is no doubt that this crop of players will make Die Mannschaft proud again. At just 22 years old, Kai Havertz is already making headlines at Chelsea, scoring winning goals in the Champions League final and Club World Cup. Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry is also one of the best wingers in the world, evident by his frightening pace and finishing. Germany can also rely on Timo Werner, Jamal Musiala, and Florian Wirtz in the years ahead.