Youngsters who have performed extraordinarily well this season

4) Leon Bailey ( Bayer Leverkusen)

The Jamaican has certainly caught the eyes of Europe’s big guns with his immense pace and skill. He is one of Leverkusen’s prized assets and at 21, the prospect of him developing is daunting. He is already one of the most consistent players for Leverkusen. With Peter Bosz now at the helm, Bailey can expect even more chances going forward with the Dutchman renowned for his philosophy and his track record with youngsters. He has already been tipped as a possible replacement for Eden Hazard at Chelsea.

3) Frenkie De Jong (Ajax)

The Dutchman has been linked with a move to Manchester City, where Pep Guardiola is already in awe of the midfielder. De Jong currently plays in the deep lying playmaker role and has impressed everyone with his ability to think out of the box and spot the runners. He is perfect for a possession based football which Barca and Manchester City have been renowned for playing. No wonder the Catalans too are very much interested in his services. De Jong acknowledges the interest and has made it no secret that he would be willing to swap Ajax for some of the biggest clubs come next summer.

2) Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton)

The 19-year old Portuguese is already creating waves in the Premier league in what has so far been an exciting season for Wolves. After early season triumph,Wolves did fell off the grid but they have taken some crucial points off of Chelsea. Neves has been central to Wolves’ success thus far. The midfielder has great technical ability while has also shown good energy and charisma going forward. Manchester City are reportedly interested and if he continues like this, he could seen be in City’s colours.  2 goals and an assist belie Neves’ influence but his overall impact is undoubted.

1) Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

The Englishman has continued from where he left off last season with the Black and Yellow. Even the most ardent believers would not have foreseen such impressive showings from Sancho this season. The youngster has had a remarkable 2018, which has seen him surpass Christian Pulisic as the most decisive player for Dortmund. His quick feet and pinpoint crossing have proved vital for Dortmund, who now sit at the top of the Bundesliga table. Sancho has been crucial in that with some impressive performances against Bayern Munich while also scoring the winner against Schalke in the spicy Revierderby.  He has also made his senior debut for the Three Lions and if all goes as per planned, Sancho could be the first player since the likes of Gerrard, Rooney and Michael Owen to challenge for the Ballon D’Or. He has also been linked with a move back to the Premier league however, under Favre, Sancho has the right environment and ingredients to develop. His successful move abroad has also caught the eye of several talented English footballers looking to make it big on the European stage.