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The 25 best young players in Europe right now: Arsenal target and Man Utd starlet give FM16 hopefuls cause for hope

As the game of football develops, young footballers are breaking through into their respective first teams with a bigger reputation than ever.

With that in mind, we’re taking a closer look at the 30 best young players making a name for themselves in Europe right now.

This isn’t a rankings list, just a list highlighting some top talent. And with Football Manager 2016 due for release this month, this could prove to be a handy guide for the transfer season!

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Rafik Zekhnini: Odds BK (Norway)

The 17-year-old striker impressed against Borussia Dortmund earlier this season and is now said to be a target for Manchester United.

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Nikola Vlasic: Hajduk Split

Vlasic displays a mature dynamism that outreaches his 18 years, and as such has come to the attention of Chelsea, Tottenham and Real Madrid.

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Dayot Upamecano: Red Bull Salzburg

Even at 17 he had the foresight to know that he’d play more regular football in Austria than at Manchester United.

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Enes Unal: Manchester City

Currently on loan at Belgian side Genk from City where he has been continuing his development in a competitive league.

Youri Tielemans

Youri Tielemans: Anderlecht

Jurgen Klopp is a known fan, as is Arsene Wenger, who have both praised the youngster’s movement and passing ability.

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