3. Marcus Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Considering his famous surname, Marcus Thuram was always going to have lofty expectations to live up to. But while his father Lilian, a FIFA World Cup winner in 1998 and once widely acknowledged as one of the world’s best defenders, used to thrive on preventing goals, the son excels at scoring them.
Having started his career at Sochaux, the 22-year-old spent the past two years at Guingamp and his 13-goal haul last season was enough to convince Borussia Monchengladbach to bring him to the Bundesliga.
A dream competitive debut saw Thuram net to only goal of the game in a DFB-Pokal first-round win over Sandhausen, and it should only be a matter of time before he breaks his duck in the league.