Every year, an old football season ends and a new one begins. 2019 is not any different. The 2018/2019 football season ended 2 months ago. This August, the 2019/2020 football season begins. This sports season promises to be action packed, intense, riveting, full of controversies, heartbreak and excitement as well. Like we do every year, we are going to tip the 10 young players to watch this season. The players that we think can have a breakout season for their clubs.
Last year it was Alexander-Arnold, Kylian Mbappe, Aaron Wan Bissaka and others who were tipped and shined for their clubs. This year we are tipping young players like Rhian Brewster, Alphonso Davies, Amadou Haidara, Ibrahim Konate and Jacob Bruun Larsen to make their mark. Sean Longstaff, Luca Pellegrini, Rodrygo, William Saliba and Ismaila Sarr also feature on the list. Let’s begin the countdown.
YOUNGSTER RHIAN BREWSTER
This young player aged 19 is on the books of Liverpool. He won the under 17 World Cup with England two years ago. Brewster, a skillful and potent scorer was destined for big things before a devastating injury kept him out for a year. He recovered towards the end of last season and even found himself on the bench for the Champions league final. With Sturridge departing Liverpool and no replacement signed, he should get his chance to show what he can do this season.
YOUNG PLAYER ALPHONSO DAVIES
Alphonso Davies is a Canadian professional footballer. He is just eighteen years old. Davies was plying his trade in the MLS for Vancouver Whitecaps before Bayern signed him in January this year. He is a winger and can also play as a wing back in a 3-5-2 formation. He is quick, skillful and can take on opponents. Davies has spent the last 6 months with Bayern acclimatizing to the Bundesliga. He should get a chance to shine this season especially after Robben and Ribery both left Bayern last season.
YOUNGSTER AMADOU HAIDARA
Amadou Haidara is a 21-year-old Malian international.he is number 3 on the list of 10 young players to watch this season. He started his playing career with RB Salzburg before moving to RB Leipzig this year. Although he only made a few appearances for Leipzig, his display at the 2019 Afcon shows bright things are on the horizon. Haidara is a midfielder who plays in front of the number 6. His biggest asset is his eye for the spectacular and physical strength. We are expecting him to excel in the Leipzig midfield this season.
YOUNG PLAYER IBRAHIMA KONATE
This youngster is a 20-year-old defender who plays for RB Leipzig. He has been with Leipzig since 2017. He is strong, quick and an imposing defender. Since the 17-18 season, he has made continuous progress in his development. The 2019/2020 season is the one we tip him to blossom into a top defender. It coincides with Leipzig’s return to Europe. He will be Leipzig’s key cog in their attempt to impress in Europe.
YOUNGSTER JACOB BRUUN LARSEN
Jacob Bruun Larsen is a 20-year-old Danish international and a winger by trade. he is one of the 10 young players to watch this season. He is on the books of Borussia Dortmund. This young chap has been around the Dortmund first team for a few seasons now and contributed to their second position last season. He made 24 appearances last season though a lot came from the bench. He is fast, flexible and haas an eye for a pass. We are expecting him to have more of an impact this season.
YOUNG PLAYER SEAN LONGSTAFF
Sean Longstaff is a 21-year-old England national. He is a midfielder by trade and plays for Newcastle united. He burst onto the scene last season with a couple of impressive performances under Rafael Benitez. Although there has been a change of coach, that shouldn’t stop him from getting his chance. He possesses a lot of pace, energy and is good at distributing passes. We are tipping him to have a breakthrough season.
YOUNGSTER LUCA PELLEGRINI
Luca Pellegrini is an Italian left back who is registered with Juventus and one to watch this season. He is 20 years of age but well beyond his years. Luca Pellegrini has had his fair share of injury problems but he will be seeing that as a thing of the past. He was on loan last season at Cagliari and made 12 appearances. With that experience behind him, he should be able to deputize in the left back position for Juventus. He is one of the future players for Italy. That is why Juventus splash more than 20m euros on him.
YOUNG PLAYER RODRYGO
Rodrygo Silva De Goes simply known as Rodrygo is one of the teen sensations on the planet. He is aged just 18 but has played 45 times for Santos’ first team. Real Madrid snapped him up January this year. He is a versatile forward blessed with pace, skills and shooting abilities and who can play anywhere on the forward line. He is considered the next Neymar and this season will provide him the chance to show what he can do in Europe.
YOUNGSTER WILLIAM SALIBA
This young boy is an 18-year-old from France. He was signed by Arsenal in this summer’s transfer window but he will spend this season on loan at Saint Etienne. Saliba is one of the 10 young players to watch this season. He is a defender by profession and made 16 appearances for Saint Etienne last season. William Saliba is quick, good at headwork and can pass the ball very well. He is one to watch this season as he strives to get more experience and return to Arsenal as a better player.
YOUNG PLAYER ISMAILA SARR
Ismaila Sarr is a Senegalese international with the world at his feet. This youngster is quick with and without the ball, can dribble and shoot as well. He plays for French side Stade Rennes and has been with them for two years. He excelled at the 2019 Afcon and will be hoping to send that form into the new season. We are expecting him to be the next Sadio Mane and this season is a chance for him.