Italian publication releases controversial list of best young players.
No English players were included as Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport released a slightly controversial list of the 40 best young players in Europe last week.
Some familiar names such as Paul Pogba, Julian Draxler and Adnan Januzaj were obvious inclusions on the list, though the likes of Ross Barkley and Ravel Morrison were not deemed as among Europe’s best up-and-coming talents despite their fantastic performances so far this season.
Here is the list in full, of the best young players in Europe according to Corriere Dello Sport.
Alphonse Areola (Lens)
A highly promising young goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola is currently impressing out on loan at Lens from Ligue 1 giants PSG, and was part of France’s side that won the Under-20 World Cup in 2013.