The World Cup’s Top Young Talent

The World Cup’s Top Young Talent

The World Cup’s Top Young Talent

📅02 June 2014, 07:50

A lot of attention has been given to the number of young players participating in this year’s World Cup. There is some truly exciting young talent out there so here is a quick look at some of the best.

Ross Barkley (England)

Barkley has consistently impressed playing for Everton this season and has drawn comparisons to the former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne. At just 20 years-old, Barkley had a fantastic season scoring six goals and making 80 successful dribbles in 34 games.

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Lukaku, aged 21, gave a brilliant preview of what’s to come at the World Cup during a 5-1 win against Luxembourg in May. He scored an excellent solo goal and went on to complete a hat-trick. Lukaku has scored an impressive 32 goals and made 10 assists during his last two seasons in the Premier League.

Paul Pogba (France)

21-year-old Pogba is a midfielder at Juventus but is yet to play in a major international tournament. Since joining Juventus in 2012 Pogba has won back-to-back Serie A titles and Supercoppa Italianas. In 2013 Pogba won the Golden Ball as well as his FIFA U20 World Cup triumph with France in 2013.

Memphis Depay (Netherlands)

At just 20 years-old, Depay made his Netherlands debut in October 2013 and he is expected to play an important part at this World Cup. In 32 league games Depay scored 12 goals and made eight assists. While he has only played in a few international matches, he has shown that he is more than ready for the next step.