You are here

THE FINISH LINE

Wonderkids lighting up European football

Many talented teenage sensations are making waves in Europe's top leagues and are ready to shine for club and country

BT_20200215_UWFINISH15NEW_4033689.jpg
Just 19 years old, Haaland (above) is already touted in many quarters as the most exciting player to emerge in world football since Kylian Mbappe.

BT_20200215_UWFINISH15NEW_4033689.jpg
Barcelona's Ansu Fati is not even old enough to drive but he has already been hailed as the heir to Lionel Messi's throne, and it's not hard to see why.

DURING the course of a football season, there are always several young and exceptionally skilful players who burst onto the scene and, through their immense talent, announce themselves as the sport's next big thing.

Many of these wonderkids, usually in their late teens, are still years...