Moukoko tends to want passes played behind the defensive line or into his feet in front of the centre-backs because he's hard to catch with space to exploit.

His precise left foot, fine awareness in the penalty area and exceptional finishing set the Germany under-21 international apart at youth level, but he has struggled at first team level. He has shown flashes of technical skill and speed as a reminder that he can be a world-class talent. With better decision-making and a bit more foresight in the last third, the teen will surely be attracting attention again as his contract ends in three years.

Rafael Leao

A person is 23 years old.

Position: Forward / Striker

Club: AC Milan

Country: Portugal

He's already caught the eye of a lot of scouts, but his superb season in AC Milan suggests he's on the verge of something big. Last season, Leao showed flashes of physical and technical ability, as well as tactical awareness and end product.

From his preferred role on the left wing, the Portugal international proved to be a threat with his runs causing defenders a lot of trouble. His ability to take on a defence on his own saw Milan benefit from some crucial goals and fine attacking combinations, and his three assists in the title-deciding 2-0 win at Sassuolo came from exploiting space in wide areas. Milan could have a hard time keeping hold of their game-changing forward if Leao can build on his recent improvement.

Benjamin Sesko

There is a 19 year old age.

Position: Striker

Club: FC Salzburg

Country: Slovenia

Salzburg have an outstanding record in nurturing young attacking talent, so there's every reason to be excited about Sesko, who had 10 goals and seven assists in 36 games last year

The early comparisons to Haaland are wide of the mark, though the Man City star offers more directness, mobility and aggression in his play, and is also quick for a tall centre-forward. The Slovenia international likes to roam in attacking areas and pick up smart positions in wide areas to start his runs into the box. He has the movement and mental sharpness to get away from his marker and pick the right places to cross the street.

Sesko has room for aerial improvement, as well as better close control, despite his sturdy frame, as he has yet to take full advantage of his physical attributes. However, he's quickly becoming a target for big European clubs, with RB Leipzig announcing an agreement to sign him on a five-year contract as of July 1,23

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

The age of the person is 21.

Position: Forward

Club: Napoli

Country: Georgia

Replacing Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens is a tall order, but Napoli's 12m arrival shares some of the same characteristics as the two club legends.

Kvaratskhelia has been hailed as Georgia's biggest talent in at least a decade, and will hope he can build on the work of Man City's and Milan's Kakha Kaladze to raise the profile of football in his homeland. The 21-year-old played football in Russia before making his debut for Dinamo Batumi in Georgia earlier this year.

The right-footed winger has stood out as a leader, a source of relentless energy and a difference-maker for his country. When cutting in from the left, Kvaratskhelia is in his element in the final third, either taking aim with an early shot or setting up rapid combinations or one-twos.

While he has averaged more than 12 dribbles per game for his national side this year, Kvaratskhaelia is also a hard worker and determined, which is not always the case for players with such natural flair.

Gabriel Veron

There is a 19 year old age.

Position: Forward

Club: FC Porto

Country: Brazil

Veron joined FC Porto from Palmeiras for 10m in this transfer window, yet to show sustained consistency at the first team level. A lot is expected of him at Porto given their record in developing South American talent, but he has been considered one of Brazil's top prospects for several years and ran away with the Golden Ball at the under 17 World Cup in 2019.

Veron's willingness to break through the defensive line makes him a tough opponent to face, as he is a fountain of unpredictable creativity in the final third. He usually uses his innate problem-solving ability and ball control to get into the box, as he usually operates with some freedom to roam inside. Veron requires few touches to provide key passes or finishes and has great technique, which should see him impress immediately in Portugal before moving on to a bigger club.

Harvey Elliott

There is a 19 year old age.

Position: Attacking midfielder / Forward

Club: Liverpool

Country: England

Last season was ruined by an ankle injury, but it looks like he will make it to the top flight. He looked fresh as he came on for the Reds in their 2-2 draw with the Cottagers, giving a clever pass that could have ended in a goal and participating well defensively.

It's understandable that the manager prefers him in a more central position because of his skill set. Despite not having electric pace, the graduate of the academy is an excellent ball carrier, dropping deep to create a passing option before moving forward. He's hard to dispossess when he's on the field and at times he ends his run in a key pass or delivery.

While his ability to create havoc cutting in from the right onto his preferred left foot might be the most recognised aspect of his game, he's also equipped with patience and doesn't always choose the most immediate decision. One of the most promising talents of his generation,Elliott is quickly becoming an exciting, complete attackingMidfielder who could go on to big things.

Brennan Johnson

The age of the person is 21.

Position: Forward

Club: Nottingham Forest

Country: England

He only had one impact in the Championship last season, with 16 goals and nine assists in 46 games, but there's more to him than that.

Johnson'sVersatility means he can play anywhere on the frontline, and he found great success in the transition phase last season. Johnson was able to use his speed over a longer distance to outrun full-backs and free himself from markers while controlling the ball.

Johnson is able to time his runs to perfection to get on the end of a pass because of his smart off the ball movement. The 21-year-old's chance to make a mark for Forest this season will come on the break but he may need to learn how to become more effective against a settled defence if he moves to a bigger club.

William Saliba

The age of the person is 21.

Position: Centre-back

Club: Arsenal

Country: France

Few would have bet against Saliba getting into the starting XI for France and staying there. It looks like the 21-year-old will continue to impress, as evidenced by his excellent loan season at Marseille and his promising senior debut for the Gunners against Crystal Palace.

He was almost written off when he moved to the club without a competitive game. He is a polished central defender with a well balanced skill set. His pass completion rate of 94% last season places him among the top ball-playing centre-backs in European football and it speaks volumes about a defender who was often on the receiving end of criticism for being timid

Improvements need to be made to Saliba's aerial game. It seems his breakthrough is imminent and he may soon be considered an elite centre-back.

Enzo Fernandez

The age of the person is 21.

Position: Central midfield

Club: Benfica

Country: Argentina

After two great seasons with River Plate, the deep-lying player arrived at Benfica with a reputation. Even though he is new to European football, he should be able to adapt quickly to a new culture. Some of the mental attributes he will need to impress are already present. He stood out in his competitive debut for Benfica, capping a fine performance with a wonderful volley from a corner, lashed into the net from outside the box. His key skills include hitting the ball well from distance with first-class coordination and power.

Normally positioned as one of two deep midfielders, Fernandez enjoys the freedom to venture forward, which can see him succeed in a role similar to a No. 8. The Argentine is able to dictate the flow of the game, pick up the right positions, and excel with smooth, well-paced passes. Fernandez is positive in his passing and always looks to feed his teammates with a ball through the defensive line and spotting runs out wide.

He was brought to the club for around 12m this summer by Benfica, who are one of the top European teams in regards to moving players on for a profit.

Cody Gakpo

A person is 23 years old.

Position: Forward

Club: PSV Eindhoven

Country: Netherlands

Gakpo has shown his quality at Eredivisie and international level, and now finds himself firmly on the radar of some of the biggest clubs in the world.

The winger averages six dribbles per game and can make diagonal runs from wide into dangerous areas. He is more active in the defensive side of the game and tries to get the ball back when out of possession.

Gakpo balances team orders with refreshing creativity and often shows off some lovely touches to deceive opponents. He can cut in from the left on his right foot and hit a set piece. He will not be in the Eredivisie for a long time if he continues on this path.

Charles De Ketelaere

The age of the person is 21.

Position: Attacking midfield / Forward

Club: AC Milan

Country: Belgium

A 35m move to the Serie A champion this summer came after a title-winning breakthrough season with Club Brugge, but Deketelaere's ceiling suggests he isn't finished improving yet.

In addition to his excellent close control and fine decision-making in the last third, he's particularly smart at taking up advantageous positions in and around the penalty area, which makes him different from others. At 6-foot-4, De Ketelaere is hardly the typical "floating" attacking player, his build more resembles a centre-forward, but with first-class command of his body, he excel in one- vs.-one situations and usually advances with the ball despite being marked or

Where Milan boss Stefano Pioli intends to use the Belgium international -- who can drop deeper to take part in the build-up play and generally prefers to cut in from the left -- is still an open question. De Ketelaere's work-rate and pressing game, along with his creativity and positive passing, make him a good fit for the competitive nature of Italy's top league.

Jurrien Timber

The age of the person is 21.

Position: Centre-back, right-back

Club: Ajax

Country: Netherlands

With an exodus of players leaving the Dutch champion this summer, it's surprising that their No. 1 defender hasn't left. His ability to master a high defensive line is his main strength. Though his 66.9% success rate is impressive regardless of the area of the pitch, Timber frequently wins the ball early, without giving away an excessive amount of fouls.

His mobility, pace and knack of reading what his opponent is going to do also ensures he can recover the ball in the event of a bad pass. He could also be used as a right-back or as a ball-carrying centre-back in a back three.

His aerial game still leaves something to be desired, but there are signs of improvement, and last season he won 5% more aerial battles than the year before. Expect elite European clubs to keep looking at him in the future despite being priced out of the market.

Jeremy Doku

A person is 20 years old.

Position: Forward

Club: Rennes

Country: France

The Belgium international had a hard time getting going for Rennes last season. Doku is a top-level player who can offer a lot of directness, pace and relentless dribbling. Whether deployed on his preferred right side, or the left of the middle, the winger can take on his full-back by either going either direction, or simply knocking the ball past his opponent and winning the race.

Doku becomes more effective after his team regains possession and his ball-carrying skills and eagerness to run in behind defenders come into play. Even though he's been quiet, he can still make a difference. He was identified early by a number of top European clubs while playing for Belgium's youth sides.

Carney Chukwuemeka

The person is 18 years old.

Position: Central midfield

Club: Chelsea

Country: England

The star performer in England's European Under-19 Championship winning side became a hit with travelling scouts from across Europe. He is almost the ideal No. 8 because of his great ball-progression and technical skills.

It's easy to see why he has such a high reputation after making 11 appearances in the top flight for Villa last season. It's rare for an 18-year-old to have a decisiveness and authority like that, but he does it through his willingness to get into the box.

A senior European scout told me during the tournament that Chukwuemeka would be the perfect box-to-boxMidfielder. He's a great athlete who makes everything look easy. He plays with high self-esteem. What else do you want?

Piero Hincapie

A person is 20 years old.

Position: Centre-back, left-back

Club: Bayer Leverkusen

Country: Ecuador

The young defender finished his first Bundesliga season well, following his move from Talleres in Argentina, and was not perturbed by the jump in level. As a result of his performance for his country during the World Cup qualification campaign, the Ecuador international has already been identified as one to watch by larger clubs.

An ideal left-sided centre-back in a back three, he enjoys dealing with danger early and even ventures forward with the ball as an element of surprise.

Hincapie is composed in possession and is generally a precise, calm passer of the ball, while he is also able to take charge with a last-ditch tackle or vital block in the box. He has the talent to become an elite defender in Europe.