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  1. #1 Default Good young players in Europe worth considering 
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    Given we're still in transfer (silly) season, it is interesting to have a bit of a look around at he young players tearing up some of the other European leagues. The following players seem to have brought their games to new levels and could well be worth a look by us as well:

    1. Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen - 20 yo attacking midfielder who can play both sides and has six goals with four assists in the league
    2. Malcom from Bordeaux has been in the news - 20 yo right side attacking midfielder - seven goals with five assists
    3. Hirving Lozano from PSV - 22 yo forward able to play anywhere cross the front three - eleven goals with four assists
    4. Florian Thauvin from Marseille - a bit older at 24 yo but a strong right sided forward - nine goals and eight assists
    5. Pulisic from Dortmund - a bit younger and raw at 19 yo but shows promise on both sides in attack - three goals and one assist

    All good young players with runs on the board and significant upside depending of course on price. I like Lozano and Bailey...
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    Rodri, Villarreal DM
    Pablo Fornals, Villarreal AM
    Lucas Torreira, Sampdoria MC
    Dayotchanculle Upamecano, Leipzig. CB
    Timo Werner, Leipzig. FW
    Timo Baumgartl, Stuttgart. CB
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    Havertz, Roger Guedes, Thiago Maia, Oyarzabal, Pulisic, Torreira, Malcom, Arthur, Marcus Wendel, or* Kehrer of the top of my head.
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    Given the low ratio of success, I'd rather pay more for someone proven in a top league over several seasons rather than take a punt. I know Coutinho worked out well but those are 1 in 10.
    Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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    I think we'll get Pulisic. 2 years on his deal, Dortmund have to cash in on him. Klopp's already tapped him up.
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    I'd seriously take a look at Wilfred Ndidi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoppityKloppity View Post
    Rodri, Villarreal DM
    Pablo Fornals, Villarreal AM
    Lucas Torreira, Sampdoria MC
    Dayotchanculle Upamecano, Leipzig. CB
    Timo Werner, Leipzig. FW
    Timo Baumgartl, Stuttgart. CB
    Has Rodri signed for Atletico?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alicious View Post
    Has Rodri signed for Atletico?
    He played for Villarreal yesterday, no idea though if any transfer deals have been done for him.
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    He does look like he will become quality...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRiedle View Post
    I'd seriously take a look at Wilfred Ndidi.
    will be at a top 6 club before you know it. if Can goes then we need to sign him to compete with hendo
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    Alban Lafont, 80 appearances for Toulouse at the age of 18, no joke of a young keeper.
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    wasn't Lozano close to signing for Utd at some point ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurreyLiverpoolFan1983 View Post
    wasn't Lozano close to signing for Utd at some point ?
    Top quality young forward. Quick, skillful and certainly knows where the goal is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlowUpMyBoots View Post
    He played for Villarreal yesterday, no idea though if any transfer deals have been done for him.
    I remember reading that he has an agreement similar to what we have with Keita. Not sure how reliable that was though. I think it was around €20m.
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    I reckon Lo Celso at PSG is a really good player in the making, but he's recently been getting a few more opportunities, so i'm not so sure he'd be looking to leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRiedle View Post
    I'd seriously take a look at Wilfred Ndidi.
    Ndidi do.

    Though Ngidi has just taken six wickets for South Africa on his Test debut.
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