With a new year, brings new talent and the biggest clubs in European football will already be setting their sights on finding the next Erling Braut Haaland. The Norwegian has been a revelation since he burst onto the scene with RB Salzburg in 2019 and his incredible rise to stardom saw him crowned this year’s Golden Boy award. Express Sport takes a look at five players who could follow in Haaland’s footsteps in the second half of the campaign as we enter 2021. Here are five wonderkids the Premier League’s biggest clubs should be keeping an eye on.
Eduardo Camavinga – Rennes
The Rennes midfielder is already regarded as one of the biggest talents in France.
He has already scored for his country after forcing his way into Didier Deschamps’ midfield ahead of the European Championships.
Camavinga is an excellent dribbler who loves to go from box-to-box and have an impact on the game at both ends.
The 18-year-old is a star in the making and if any Premier League club was to sign him, they would potentially have a top midfielder at their disposal for the next 15 years.
The Rennes man thrives in tight spaces and can help turn defence into attack with his nifty footwork and creativity. He looks destined for greatness.
Edmond Tapsoba – Bayer Leverkusen
Leverkusen’s recruitment team deserve all the plaudits for snapping up Tapsoba from Vitoria Guimaraes earlier this year.
He is already a staple at the BayArena and has just been awarded a new bumper contract.
That’s because Leverkusen are keen to protect his value and know they have acquired a world-class prospect.
The 21-year-old centre-back is a natural reader of the game, who enjoys bringing the ball out from the back.
Not only that but Tapsoba enjoys playing as a sweeper and getting his team-mates out of trouble.
Youssoufa Moukoko – Borussia Dortmund
If Borussia Dortmund lose Haaland in the future, they already have his replacement in the form of their academy star Moukoko.
The 16-year-old netted on his first Bundesliga start last weekend against Union Berlin and it was easy to see why much has been made of his rise to prominence.
Moukoko has scored bags of goals at youth level for Dortmund and now he looks set to replicate his prolific form at senior level.
If he makes a habit of scoring goals for the first-team at 16, you can expect the Premier League’s biggest clubs to take note of his progression.
Ryan Gravenberch – Ajax
The latest young player off the incredible Ajax conveyor belt.
Liverpool will be well aware of his quality given that he played against the Reds at Anfield in the Champions League.
The 6ft 2′ box-to-box midfielder loves to drive with the ball and shoot from range.
He has already invited comparisons to Paul Pogba for his long passing and the way he travels with the ball.
Gravenberch has already made a huge impact at Ajax and is a regular in the side, meaning they have their work cut out if they want to keep him.
The Dutchman looks the perfect fit for the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal.
Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich
Musiala is a player Chelsea may already be regretting letting go.
He has already scored three times for Bayern Munich since being handed his Bundesliga earlier this year, including a fine strike in the recent 3-3 draw with RB Leipzig.
The attacking midfielder moved to the Allianz Arena in 2019 following his departure from west London.
There’s no doubt he would be part of Frank Lampard’s plans if the Chelsea boss had been employed at Stamford Bridge earlier.
Now he looks set to become the latest English youngster to shine in Germany and now it could cost megabucks to bring him to the Premier League.