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The 15 Best U21s Playing In Europe

With the season nearing its conclusion, here are the top 15 footballers aged 21 or under who have made the biggest impact on Europe's biggest stages in this campaign!

Click through the gallery above to see the best players aged 21 and under this season, according to ESPN!

ESPN recently compiled a ranking of the standout performers aged 21 or younger throughout Europe's top five league's this season as the world looks to see who could possiblily succeed the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

One of the name sin the top 15 is Florian Wirtz, who is one of the most lauded young players in European football. The 18-year-old Germany international is the latest product of Bayer Leverkusen's conveyor belt of young talent, and before his catastrophic ACL injury ruled him out of the rest of this season, the playmaker had amassed an impressive 10 goals and 14 assists in all competitions.

Bukayo Saka is another youngster leading his team towards potential UEFA Champions League football next season.

The young English forward has been directly involved in 17 goals for the Gunners in the 2021/22 Premier League campaign so far. His 11 goals and six assists mean he is the second-most productive U21 player in the competition's history, after Dele Alli's 21 goal contributions in the 2016/17 EPL season.

Vinicius Junior is another winger spearheading his team's lethal attack. Having already secured the LaLiga crown with Real Madrid, the Brazilian will be looking to cap off a highly productive year with more silverware in the form of the Champions League.

Vinicius has the second most goal involvements of players aged 21 or younger in Europe's top five divisions with 26 (14 goals and 12 assists).

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The man with the most is Erling Haaland. Although the Norwegian's season has been curtailed by injuries somewhat, the striker's goals refuse to diminish. He has scored 21 goals and provided eight assists for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga this season.

With his release clause activating at the end of the campaign, he is perhaps primed for a big move in the next transfer window.

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