=8 Nabil Bentelab
=8 Ruben Pardo
=8 Rafidine Abdullah
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb makes the cut as the joint-eighth-best central midfielder under 23 in the world game.
Few would begrudge him making the cut.
The Spurs star is enjoying another wonderful campaign, where he has set himself apart as one of Mauricio Pochettino’s players.
He also featured for Algeria at the World Cup, and represented the Desert Foxes at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
22-year-old Ruben Pardo has been a valuable asset for David Moyes’s Real Sociedad this year, while Franco-Comorian Rafidine Abdullah has impressed as FC Lorient have battled against relegation in Ligue 1.