Each season, several players present themselves to the general public. we brings you the 2022/2023 Top 10 nuggets version.
Endrik (Palmeiras/Real Madrid)
This is one of the last nuggets of the Brazilian championship. At the age of 16, Endrick Felipe Moreira de Sousa made his debut for Palmeiras and caught the attention of top recruiters. The Brazilian champion striker immediately made his left foot talk to pique the interest of the biggest clubs and it was Real Madrid who did not hesitate to pay €60m (€12m without bonuses) to sign someone we have compared to Ronaldo. and Romario. But even before he joins La Liga in July 2024, he will have people talking about him in Brazil.
Cody Gakpo (PSV)
He was one of the discoveries of the World Cup. At 23, Cody Gakpo was one of the best players in the competition for the Netherlands, notably with 3 goals in 5 games. Last season, he already talked about his technical qualities and speed with PSV Eindhoven. If his training club managed to keep hold of him last summer, Manchester United have made it a priority to promote him to the Premier League this winter and replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
At 18, he is one of Manchester United’s discoveries. Alejandro Garnaço Ferreira joined the professional team this summer and immediately showed his talent. The Argentinian-Spanish made his mark for his hometown Madrid side, first with Getafe and then Atletico, before leaving Spain for England in 2020. After wearing the Spanish jersey, he was also featured with Argentina Espoirs.
Khvicha Kvaratzhelia (Naples)
He arrived at Napoli last summer for just €10m, but Xviča Kvaratšelija has immediately established himself as a key piece in Napoli’s strong start to the season. The 21-year-old Georgian is a talent that was quickly noticed by Kazan Rubini after Lokomotiv Moscow before returning to Dinamo Batumi to finally break out and explode in Europe this season.
Giorgi Mamardashvili (Valencia)
He is part of Georgia’s growing generation at the behest of Willy Sanol. At 22, Giorgi Mamardashvili bravely arrived at Valencia in 2021 before becoming one of La Liga’s best goalkeepers this season. At 1m99, he has all the weapons to prove himself and is still growing in the years to come.
Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund)
He has just turned 18 and yet Youssoufa Moukoko is already a well-known figure in the Bundesliga. With his left foot, he has already destroyed the best defense of the Germans. After revealing himself in the Youth League, he confirmed his technical and physical abilities to the point of being in Germany’s qualifying group for the 2022 World Cup. Future appointment.
Mykhaylo Mudryk (Shakhtar Donetsk)
In a difficult time for Ukrainian football, at the age of 21, Mykhaylo Mudryk is one of the great hopes of his country. With Shakhtar Donetsk, he has already made an impression, especially in the Champions League. In February, Stade Rennais could meet the new technical leader of Ukrainian football in the Europa League.
Cole Palmer (Manchester City)
He is a child of Manchester City. When everyone is paying attention to the millions spent on recruiting citizens, Cole Palmer is going against the grain to confirm its existence.
“City” can also release young and talented players. At the age of 20, Cole Palmer is establishing himself as a player of the future for club and country.
Antonio Silva (Benfica)
He is one of the wonderful surprises of Benfica Lisbon. At the age of 19, the central defender is a pure product of Lisbon training. A Youth League winner, he has been able to climb the ladder and has used this start to the season to impress, especially in the Champions League. To the point of being one of the surprises of Portugal’s roster during the World Cup. PSG have already made the young Portuguese a priority next summer.
Mathys Tel: (Bayern Munich)
At just 17, Mathys Tel made an immediate impression for Stade Rennais at the end of last season. The player from Sarcelles was attracted to “Bayern” for 28.5 million euros. Able to evolve on all fronts of attack, he has quickly established himself in the Bayern rotation to become one of the nice surprises of this start of the season. Tel, who won the Euro U17 with the French national team, should be talked about in the years to come.
But also: Williams Alarcon (CHI, Colo Colo), Julian Alvarez (ARG, Manchester City), David Costa (POR, Lens), Desir Doue (FRA, Rennes), Maxime Estève (FRA, Montpellier), Enzo Fernandez (ARG, Benfica), Josko Guardiol (CRO, RB Leipzig), Noussair Mazraoui (MAR, Bayern Munich), Hannibal Mejbri (TUN, Birmingham City, on loan from Manchester United), Jamal Musiala (GER, Bayern Munich), Lois Openda (BEL, Lens), Azzedine Ounahi (MAR, Angers), Gonzalo Ramos (POR, Benfica), Vitor Roque (BRE, Athletico Paranaense), Pape Matar Sarr (SEN, Tottenham), Jurrien Timber (NED, Ajax Amsterdam)