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Top 5 central midfielders under the age of 25

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Midfielders are a very crucial part of any footballing team in the world. Most of the battles in football are won or lost in the midfield. Some of the greatest teams of all time, like Barcelona under Pep Guardiola, were built around great midfield. Midfielders play an important role in team's transition from attack to defense and vice versa.

It is very important for every team to have good midfielders to ensure control and good play. There have been some great midfield maestros over the years. They include like Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, Paul Scholes etc. who have mesmerized the world with their insane passing skills.

Here we take a look at the top 5 central midfielders in world football right now who are under the age of 25 and are destined to make it big in their careers.

Disclaimer: There is no particular order in the list and it contains only central midfielders, not attacking midfielders.

#5 Saul Niguez, 23, Atletico Madrid

Saul Niguez swapped Real Madrid for Atletico Madrid at a very young age after facing some problems at the RM academy: a move that has helped him to no bounds. Saul, at an age of just 23, has become a very important part of the Atletico Madrid team.

His combative style of play, creativity, and aggression in midfield are crucial to Atletico Madrid's style of play. Saul is a complete midfielder who can play in multiple positions. He has a brilliant left foot and has already scored some great goals in his still young career. He also has a knack for scoring goals in crucial matches which him a lot more impressive.

His passion on the pitch and ability to up his game in crucial moments is a huge asset for the team and signifies everything Simeone's side stands for.

Atletico Madrid will hope to keep their young star with them even though he has been linked with moves away. Saul has a bright career ahead of him and Atletico Madrid will hope they utilize it in the best possible way.

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