Manchester United surprised many by signing relatively unknown striker Anthony Martial from French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco for a world record £36 million fee for a teenager. In the competitive transfer market, the top European clubs are always on the lookout to sign promising young talent, often not holding back because of high fees.Here we look at 10 young strikers who may be targeted by top European clubs in the near future. Some of these players are well known while some are lesser known but promising youngsters who, if they fulfil their potential, may go on to become household names.Only players who are 23 years or younger have been considered for the list. Players like Paulo Dybala (Juventus) and Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona) have not been included as they are already playing for high profile European clubs.
#10 Giovanni Simeone
Following in the footsteps of his father Diego Simeone, 20-year-old Giovanni Simeone has made a promising start to his career as a striker and was the top-scorer in the 2015 South American U-20 Championships with 9 goals.
A product of the River Plate youth academy and on the books of the Buenos Aires club, Giovanni is currently on loan at Argentine club Atletico Banfield. The player, who was born in Madrid, has publically stated of his desire to move to Europe and especially play for Atletico Madrid – a club where his father achieved success as a player and now manager.
With proven football pedigree in his genes, if Giovanni continues to develop his skills and build on the early promise, the top European clubs – including the recruiting team at Vicente Calderon – will take note and move to sign the player.