Who are the best in-form young players in the world right now?
We are here to help you with the question.
All the best players start somewhere, but some seem to begin earlier than others. Some clubs have a thriving youth setup that’s constantly churning out a new generation of would-be world-beaters, if not always providing them with the platform to show what they can do.
Even teams that struggle to invest in their youth systems still manage to unearth the occasional superstar-in-the-making, however, and our list combines students from some of the world’s best academies with the standout performers elsewhere.
Here are the Top 10 in-form young footballers in 2019.
10. Kai Havertz
Peter Bosz’s arrival as Bayer Leverkusen head coach just before Christmas has had a galvanising effect on a number of his players.
Kai Havertz has certainly profited from the Dutchman’s possession-based approach. The teenager, operating in a midfield three, had scored in three of four leagues games last season.
9. Sofiane Alakouch
Nîmes began this season with a 3-0 defeat to French champions Paris Saint-Germain. Sofiane Alakouch has played in all three of the Ligue 1 games this season. The defender has scored only one goal in 2019, in a 1-0 win over Nantes.
The 20-year-old right-back has also been in great form defensively, with a whopping 41 tackles and interceptions combined in a record of five consecutive league appearances last season.