It’s a promising time in Europe football, with many of the continent’s youngsters taking centre stage. There is plenty of excitement in picking up a proven star from one of Europe’s biggest clubs, but the sense of anticipation seems unrivalled when dealing with stars of the future.
It says a lot about the quality in the game today when so many clubs are built around youngsters, with some currently into the final eight of the Champions League. At this stage, it is the perfect time for Premier League clubs to start thinking about the long-term and picking up some of the best in Europe, as some clubs are already doing.
Lewis Holtby and Coutinho are some of the promising names to have arrived from Europe this past January and there’s certainly no shortage, especially in nations like Germany and Spain.
Note: each player listed is either already 21 or under.