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Ranking the top 50 wonderkids in football (40-31)

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2.61K   //    08 Nov 2017, 16:37 IST

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Marcus Edwards has been likened to Lionel Messi by coach Mauricio Pochettino

All over the globe, the football fans have already started searching for the next generation of youngsters who can make it big in the beautiful game. With the likes of Ronaldo and Messi and many other legends already having entered their thirties, it is but obvious to do so.

Worried about what football has in store for the future? No need to be. Just like we saw in the previous part, let's have a look at the next ten wonderboys who are readying themselves to entertain us in the years to come. Who knows, football might have an even more exhilarating era than the current one waiting for us.

Also read: Ranking the top 50 wonderkids in football right now (50-41)


#40 Marcus Edwards

Age: 18

Club: Tottenham Hotspur

Position: Attacking midfielder

Nationality: English

Mauricio Pochettino is already in awe of the ability of Marcus Edwards, comparing him to the legendary Lionel Messi.

The 18-year-old prodigy has been playing for the London-based outfit since an age of eight. He debuted as a professional footballer in September 2016, after impressing his coaches during the pre-season.

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The Englishman has been turning heads with his prolific dribbling. His low centre of gravity is a crucial reason why he can beat defenders with ease. Deployed as an attacking midfielder, Edwards can also operate on the flanks or in a more forward role.

It will be a tough test for Tottenham to cling on to Edwards with a host of top-notch clubs eyeing the youngster. Regardless of his decision to stay or leave, Edwards will certainly be a player who makes a difference in the future.

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Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God's. The sixth day is for football - Anthony Burgess In love with Manchester United and a student of the beautiful game, I believe football is more than just a sport. It's an art that soothes the soul. It's a charming way of life. I adore Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and revere Sir Alex Ferguson, Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola. I also write for SportsMonks.com and Playingfor90.com
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