Plenty of managers and fans will be looking for that next big star at Euro 2016. With plenty of young talent on show, an impressive tournament could take promising youngsters on to the next level in their development. While the likes of Martial and Alli have already take that leap, these teenagers are on the brink. Keep an eye out and remember the names...
Bayern Munich’s new €35m teenager is definitely one teenager who could light up Euro 2016. The 18 year old has all the abilities to become one of the greatest all round midfielders in years to come. Touted as the next Clarence Seedorf, Sanches has been widely regarded as the greatest player from Portugal to come through the national system since Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ever since his debut in 2014, Breel Embolo has interested plenty in European football. The Basel forward has the pace and power to put opposition defences on the back foot and the ability to fire his team into the lead. Embolo has been linked with plenty of Europe’s giants throughout his career and a good performance at Euro 2016 could see the wonderkid seal a move to a European power.
The Croatian teenager is one player who could well use Euro 2016 as a springboard to seal a move to a top league. The Dinamo Zagreb winger has been linked heavily to West Ham in recent weeks but has also gained interest from Liverpool and Manchester City. It is no surprise that fellow Croatian Slaven Bilic is interested in the teenager who has been touted as their next midfield export to make it to the very top, following the likes of Modric and Rakitic.
What a few months it has been for Marcus Rashford. The 18 year old has broken into the Manchester United side and the England side in 2016 and shows no signs of letting up. Rashford’s technical ability and cool head in front of goal suggests he could be the real deal. Quite what role Rashford will play yet Euro 2016 is unknown but he certainly has the ability to be a huge asset for England.
The French teenager has already won an incredible two Ligue 1 titles, 1 Serie A and 1 Bundesliga already in his career, and has the talent to back up his impressive trophy cabinet. Over the last season at Bayern Munich, Kingsley Coman has made 35 appearances finding the back of the net 6 times and picking up 11 assists. Far from just a bench warmer, Coman has really come into his own over the last 12 months and even if he only plays a bit part the winger will certainly be an asset for the hosts
In the last few hours Emre Mor has made the move from Nordsjaelland to Borussia Dortmund, and there’s a reason the Bundesliga giants were so keen on the 18 year old. His technical ability and his versatility to play in various attacking positions makes him a key asset for both his new employers and Turkey, even at such a young age. The wonderkid dubbed as the ‘Turkish Messi’ will be very keen to impress his new suitors at Euro 2016.