5) Hirving Lozano
The Mexican was solely responsible for causing an artificial earthquake in his homeland by virtue of a fine goal he scored against Germany as El Tri caused an unlikely shock in the World Cup. However, Chucky Lozano has been firing goals and getting fans off their seats before the world cup. He was brilliant for PSV last season and his fine form this season so far has not gone unnoticed. Barca and Manchester United are interested in the forward. A spectacular champions league campaign from the Mexican and he could be worth 80 million same time next year.
If early signs are to be taken into account, Liverpool have signed simply the best midfielder for years to come for less than 50 million Euros, which by every means is a steal in today’s inflated market. The former RB Leipzig man was everywhere in his debut for the Reds against West Ham. His ability to perform at both ends of the pitch means that he is a perfect player for Klopp’s heavy metal football. While he will need time to get to his absolute best in the Premier league, in Europe, he could prove a weapon as Liverpool look to build on their fine run last year.
3) Marco Asensio
He has been lighting up particularly in Europe for the past couple of seasons now. But with Ronaldo’s departure and Real refraining from signing a mega-star to replace the Portuguese, the carpet is laid for Asensio to take charge. He was magnificent in Spain’s hammering of World Cup finalists Croatia last week. The Spaniard will also have a lot of playing time which would help him unleash his true-self. Asensio is easily a new star in the making for Los Blancos.
2) Ousmane Dembele
The Frenchman had an underwhelming campaign last term which was partly his own fault. There were some serious doubts about his lifestyle and willingness to adapt to life in Barcelona. But all those doubts have subsided after Dembele’s confident start this season. The former Dortmund man is now a world champion, which is huge reason behind the newly found confidence. At Dortmund, Dembele time and time again showed why he was so highly rated. If he can get closer to that level, he could surpass his fellow countryman..
1) Kylian Mbappe
The PSG star proved that the all the hype is real in the world cup. He also scored a memorable goal in the World Cup final as Les Bleus won the title. Mbappe’s meteoric rise looks set to continue this term though new manager Thomas Tuchel has sought caution with the youngster. The fact that he is still just 19 is even more outrageous. Mbappe looks currently best placed to take over the reins from Ronaldo and Messi and given his age, this could well just be the start. There’s little doubt that Mbappe will once again light up the Champions league games this season.