South America has a long history of producing some of the best talents in the game and some of the world’s best players have all emerged from this football-mad continent. Ronaldinho, Gago, Redondo, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Oscar, Coutinho, Firmino, and James Rodriguez are just some of the amazing talents who have played for top clubs across Europe this millennium.
Recently, Gabigol and Gabriel Jesus made big money moves to Inter Milan and Manchester City respectively. So who are the top talents in South America next in line to make a move to Europe. Let us take a look:
#5 Cristian Gutierrez (Colo-Colo)
Canadian-born Cristian Gutierrez has been turning heads in Chile with his solid performances at left-back for Chile’s biggest club Colo-Colo. Having spent most of his youth career at Chile, Gutierrez is considered to be a Chilean and is already on the verge of making his senior national debut for the Rojiblancos, despite being only 19.
Extremely solid defensively and capable of bombing up and down the flanks tirelessly, Cristian Gutierrez has been drawing praise from almost everyone in South America for his mature and calm displays in the left-back position for Colo-Colo.
Plenty of European superclubs like Liverpool, Tottenham, AC Milan and Inter Milan are said to be interested in the Chilean. Still only 19 and available for a relatively low price, Cristian Gutierrez might just prove to be a valuable bargain for the top European clubs.