Top 20 wonderkids in Europe’s top five leagues, including Liverpool star, Ex-Arsenal man, and Leicester aces


Top 20 wonderkids in Europe’s top five leagues, including Liverpool star, Ex-Arsenal man, and Leicester aces

On Tuesday night, Matthijs de Ligt once again showed why he is considered one of the best young prospects in European football.

Still only 19, he netted the key goal for Ajax as they defeated Juventus in the Champions League and sealed their progression to the semi-finals of the competition.

De Ligt wheels away in celebration after sealing a monumental win for Ajax

Wonderfully composed, blessed technically and a strong presence too, it’s no wonder Barcelona are among the clubs expected stump up a huge fee for his transfer in the summer.

Given team-mate Frenkie de Jong has already joined the Spaniards for £65million, De Ligt may well leave for a similar, if not higher sum.

The Dutchman’s performances in the Champions League have shown he should be able to cope with the step up in league level, despite many still feeling the Eredivisie lacks any strength and depth. But who are the top wonderkids from Europe’s top five leagues?

We’ve taken a look at WhoScored.com and found out their top 20 players 23-years-old. You can see how they rank below.