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Top 5 holding midfielders of 2017/18 season

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Football is blessed with some exceptional players at the moment. The standards of attack and creativity have well and truly being raised. However, in the midst of such splendor in the game, we often tend to forget the ones who control it in the real sense.

Yes! the holding midfield role, the most difficult and necessary job in the game. There is absolutely no need to underline the importance of this position on the field. The reason behind the success of attacks is the man licensing them to roam freely across the pitch.

Having said that, we take a look at the best holding midfield players of the 2017/18 season so far.

Note: All the stats have been derived from

#5 Jorginho

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The Italian has become a hot prospect ahead of the 2018 Summer transfer window

Jorginho was familiar only to a few before the start of 2017/18 season. However, this season he has transformed himself into one of the best players in the engine room.

The 26-year-old is a sublime reader of the game. He boasts a passing accuracy of 89% in the Serie A. The Italian midfielder has the ability to bypass the opposing defences through his accurate balls from over the top.

From the heart of the midfield, he has provided four assists while netting four times himself. His recent form has seen him being linked to some of the big clubs for the upcoming summer transfer window.

The player's agent has publicly admitted that his client's future could be up in the air this summer.

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