Check out a comprehensive selection of 40 of the best young players from around the world…
Ever wondered who the brightest young football talent is in Singapore or Vietnam? Well let me tell you, they could be ending up at a club near you in the not too distant future.
Join us as we take you around the world in 40 young footballers, as with a little help from the Guardian, we could down the very best of the planet’s next generation.
Guido Vadala (Boca Juniors, Forward)
Widely regarded as Argentina’s star of the future, it is hoped he will follow in the footsteps of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi. Has already had trials at Barcelona and made the Boca Juniors first-team squad at the age of 17.
Daniel Da Silva (Perth Glory / Roma, Attacking Midfielder)
Made his professional debut in Australia at the age of 15. Now 17, he is set to join Roma at the end of the current A-League season, with the Italian side believed to have paid in the region of £1.4m for his services.
Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht, Defensive Midfielder)
Broke into the Belgian giants team last season, despite having barely turned 16. He is unafraid to receive the ball anywhere in front of the defence, he can change the tempo and direction of the game to equally good effect, and has an exceptional passing range.