For a team to be among the best and compete in the best competitions in today’s modern football, it needs to be as one. Every part, every player should do their duty in the best possible way, and only then will the team progress and have success.
However, every part or line of the team is different and unique. In the offensive line, the attackers should score goals, and the defenders should stop the opponent.
The midfielders have both these tasks as they are important for defending and attacking. They are the ones who dictate the tempo, the aggression, and the possession of the ball in every team.
Throughout history, the world has seen many great midfielders, but still, the new generations are more sophisticated and more skilled, and they are taking the game to the next level. Here are some of the best young midfielders in the world.
Pedri Gonzales (Barcelona)
Pedri already proved himself in the top-level class. This 20-year-old Spaniard is playing like he has many years of experience. He has unpredictable passes and makes quick decision that throws other teams out of balance.
He is a more offensive-oriented player and creates many chances for his team. He has already won the Spanish LaLiga, Copa de la Rey and the Spanish Super Cup.
Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)
Of course, Bayern will have in his squad such a great young talent as Musiala. Ha was amazing in the Bundesliga last season, and he was one of the main reasons Bayern “stole” the title from Borussia.
Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid)
Bellingham joined Real Madrid this summer, and many already are calling that transfer The transfer of the year and some even the decade.
Bellingham impressed with his performances in Borussia Dortmund and the World Cup for England. In Real Madrid, he already has the status of a legend. He certainly is one of the best in the world right now.
Pablo Gavi (Barcelona)
After all these attacking midfielders, it’s time for one box-to-box midfielder. It’s another great talent from Barcelona – Gavi.
Gavi is the kind of player who puts his head where many wouldn’t put their legs to get the ball.
He has a great vision for playing, anticipates opponent attacks and stops them. He is a great fighter, has incredible energy and can lift the whole team when needed.
Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool)
For many, it was a big surprise when Bayern Munich let this 21-year-old talent go to Liverpool this summer. Gravenberch has proved himself in Ajax Bayern and has started showing his skills and knowledge in Liverpool.
Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea)
Even though the team is struggling a lot this season, there isn’t a doubt that Enzo is one of the best young midfielders in the world now. He is a World Champion, and it means something.
He was the main part of the Argentinian team in Qatar, and in Benfica, he was irreplaceable. In Chelsea, he has his moments, but the whole team is struggling, and it’s hard to blame anyone there in particular.
Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid)
Tchouameni has a lot to prove in his career, as he was brought in Real Madrid to replace Casemiro while in France’s national team, he should replace Kante.
Tchouameni is a strong midfielder with great skills and an amazing shoot from a distance. There were rumours that the defeat in the World Cup Final affected him greatly, but he showed that he is strong and keeps playing great in Real Madrid.
Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)
Camavinga slowly became irreplaceable in Real Madrid’s first squad. He came from Rennes, and many doubted him, but he showed everyone he was a world-class player and a great replacement for Modic.
Phil Foden (Manchester City)
There must be a player that plays in Guardiola’s team in a list like this. Foden won everything with Manchester City. He is very fast, runs through opponent lines and creates chances out of nowhere. It’s not a surprise that Guardiola is praising him so much.
Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)
Wirtz is a 23-year-old Leverkusen player watched by scouts from every major European football team. He is impressive in the midfield and is part of the national team of Germany. In Leverkusen, he is the player who leads the team even though he is still so young.