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5 Young Stars to Watch at Euro 2024

Shining Stars Take Center Stage at Euro 2024

While Euro 2024 in Germany won’t feature some exciting young talents due to teams like Sweden and Norway not qualifying, the tournament is still brimming with future stars. 

We’ll miss players like Lucas Bergvall and Evan Ferguson, but the host nation itself boasts Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala, who wouldn’t qualify for this list as we’re focusing solely on teenagers!

Here are five wonderkids (all 19 or under) ready to steal the show:

Lamine Yamal (16, Barcelona): Dubbed the “next Messi,” this electrifying winger has shattered records for Barcelona and Spain’s youth teams. A mesmerizing dribbler with a knack for goals, Yamal is poised to be a future star for La Roja.

Pau Cubarsi (17, Barcelona): Another Barca wonder, Cubarsi emerged as a vital defender in the 2023/24 season. Not only is he defensively sound, but his exceptional passing makes him a joy to watch. Already capped by Spain, Cubarsi is destined for a starring role.

Arda Guler (19, Real Madrid):  Despite a challenging debut season with Real Madrid, Guler’s talent is undeniable. A regular for Turkey’s national team, his attacking magic will be crucial for their Euro campaign.

Warren Zaire-Emery (18, PSG): After a breakout season with PSG under Luis Enrique, Zaire-Emery committed his long-term future to the club. Though not yet a mainstay for France, his midfield dominance and exceptional ball skills could see him feature prominently at Euro 2024.

Kobbie Mainoo (19, Manchester United): Emerging seemingly overnight, Mainoo became a key player for Manchester United under Erik ten Hag.

Despite England managing expectations, Mainoo’s impressive 2023/24 season could see him challenge for a starting role at the Euros.

These young talents are ready to light up Euro 2024. Keep your eyes peeled for their dazzling performances!