The Bundesliga is home to some of the biggest young talent in world football. We look at five names you will want to monitor in this return of football.
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
The most obvious name on the list has to be the young English star for Borussia Dortmund. Sancho is ripping it up this season with 14 goals and 15 assists in the Bundesliga. He is arguably Dortmund’s best all-round attacking player alongside the likes of Marco Reus. The devastating dribbler predominantly plays on the right wing, but can play central or on the left.
Since November 22nd, Sancho has failed to contribute either a goal or assist in only one Bundesliga match. All other 13 matches he has either scored, assisted, or both. Linked with an inevitable return to the Premier League, Sancho’s most likely destination could be Chelsea or Manchester United.
Christian Nkuku (RB Leipzig)
There is an array of talent in the Leipzig side including Timo Werner and Dayot Upamecano. However, Frenchman Nkuku has is quickly developing into a superb versatile midfield player since his arrival from PSG last summer. A creative linchpin in the Leipzig starting lineup, Nkuku has an impressive 14 Bundesliga assists to his name so far.
He has also netted four times for Die Roten Bullen, playing on the left, central and on the right this season. In a 5-0 romping of Schalke at the Veltins Arena, Nkuku bagged a sensational four assists. Rumours last summer suggest Arsenal were in for the promising talent who cost Leipzig just £11m.
Philipp Max (FC Augsburg)
The former Bayern Munich and Schalke youth product has excelled for a side who are once again floating in and around relegation. The left full back, who can also play further forward on the left, has produced high output this season. The 26-year-old German has an impressive seven goals and five assists.
His shooting and set-piece ability is that similar to former Manchester City full back Aleksandar Kolarov. Max managed a sensational six goals and three assists in a six-game unbeaten run between November and December. With links to Liverpool and West Ham United in the past, he would be a notable asset in the Premier League with this level of productivity.
Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
The Canadian star has made quite the impact in his breakout season in the Bundesliga. The forward-turned-full back has established the left back spot that none other than David Alaba held not so long ago. His ridiculous blistering pace is on a level with the likes of Kylian Mbappe. Being able to eat up ground gives him an enormous advantage in recovering the ball.
Born in Ghana, he fled to Canada before making his way through the youth sides and first team of the Vancouver Whitecaps. He definitely has the confidence you must possess if you want to play for one of the biggest clubs in world football. Whilst he is unlikely to be Premier League-bound, he is certainly worth watching for the raw athleticism and involvement in the attacks.
Sebastian Andersson (Union Berlin)
If you love a target man, look no further than Union Berlin forward Sebastian Andersson. The 6ft 2in Swedish striker has won the most aerial duels of any player in the Bundesliga so far with 207. That is nearly 100 more than the second-placed player, centre back Sven Bender. In his debut season in the Bundesliga, he has netted 11 crucial goals in a dream debut season for the East Germans.
Andersson finished strongly before the league came to a halt, scoring a goal in each of his last three matches. The 28-year-old will go down in the history book when he scored Union’s first ever goal in the league against Augsburg. Interest from abroad will only increase if he continues providing a nuisance to defenders and add more goals before the end of the season.
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