FIFA U17 World Cup: 5 stars who could be the next football legends
Will these youngsters turn into future footballing legends after a decade?
It has been a treat to watch young footballers of the different participating nations perform with freedom, passion, and aggression in the on-going FIFA U17 World Cup in India.
The kind of skills and maturity that they have displayed throughout the tournament are exceptional. If you have been to the stadium for a match then it is very well possible that you have witnessed a future football legend during the 90 minutes. After all, many players from Gianluigi Buffon to Neymar Jr were brought into the limelight by this tournament.
So, here we decode the next possible superstars.
#5 Jann-Fiete Arp
The German captain has been phenomenal throughout the tournament. He was able to live up to the pre-tournament expectation of being the most promising German footballer in the team.
Currently, he is associated with Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga. His exploits in the U17 Euros did not go unnoticed, as Chelsea inquired about his availability after the tournament.
However, he was happy to stay back with Hamburg and was rewarded with a contract that is valid till 2019. He was also included in the first team squad by Markus Gisdol.
"In terms of his intellect and his character, he is very far ahead in comparison to others of the same age. He stands out in that way," said the Germany head coach Christian Wuck about his captain.
An admirer of Harry Kane of Tottenham, Arp is surely going to be one of the hottest properties for clubs few years down the line.