5 Players to watch out for in the Bundesliga
We look at the top 5 young players in the German league
The Bundesliga has a history of nurturing young talents and turning them into world beaters. Its long-standing reputation as a fertile breeding ground for exciting young players has been further cemented this season with the emergence of several gifted youngsters. The abundance of talent in this league has helped German football conquer the world by winning the FIFA World Cup and the Confederations Cup.
Unfortunately, it's also considered a feeder league with talented players either signing for Bayern Munich, the zenith of Bundesliga or top English and Spanish clubs.
This season has turned out to be a breakthrough year for a lot of youngsters who have time and again proved their worth to their respective clubs. Here we take a look at 5 such players.
#5 Thorgan Hazard
Position - Attacking Midfielder/ Winger
The younger sibling of Eden Hazard, he made his name at Belgian club Zulte Waregem, where he was on loan from Chelsea before joining Mönchengladbach on loan. In the wake of his superb performances, the German side made the move permanent and reportedly paid Chelsea €8 million for the 24 year old Belgian.
He has since consistently played well for Mönchengladbach scoring and assisting at least 5 goals in each season. The only quality missing in his game was consistency. But he has worked in the right direction and this season he has been the main man at Mönchengladbach. In just 23 games in the league and cup, he has scored 8 goals and assisted another 7 as Mönchengladbach maintain their push for Champions League places.
Chelsea do have a buy-back clause inserted in his contract and if he continues at this level, they might look to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.