Posted on | March 6, 2009 | 5 Comments
Scouting for talents has become more important for most of the clubs in the last couple of years. The most important teams that rely on young players are Arsenal, Ajax and maybe even Fiorentina.
Every year new talented players are discovered. Unfortunately only some of them became word-class players.
I’ve made a list with the top ten most promising young strikers. Maybe there are others that I don’t know about them or maybe the top is different in your view.
Here is my top ten most promising strikers:
1. Karim Benzema
Benzema is a product of the Lyon academy. The 21 year-old French international is the main target for the most important clubs in Europe. He already established into the France national team and was recently voted as the best player in France.
2. Sergio Aguerro
Aguerro who’s currently playing for Atletico Madrid began his professional career in Argentina at Independiente. The 20 year-old international holds the record for the youngest player in Argentina Primera Division, debuting at the at age of 15.
3. Alexandre Pato
Pato is currently playing for AC Milan but started his career at Independiente, the same as Aguerro. The young Brazilian is at his second season in Serie A were he managed to play in the detriment of players like Inzaghi, Shevchenko,
4. Bojan Krkic
Bojan is a product of the Barcelona academy. He made the first appearance for Barcelona’s first team last year and it was of the Rijkaard favorites.
5. Mario Balotelli
Balotelli played for Lumezzane befor moving to Inter. The 18 year-old player gained his first appearance for Inter at the end of 2007 against Cagliari.
6. Carlos Vela
Vela started his career at Chivas de Guadalajara in Mexic. The 20 year old Mexican played for Osasuna, Salamanca and Celta Vigo before moving to Arsenal. Vela has won the World-Cup U-17 final in 2005 and was awarded with the Golden boot tournament.
Keirrison started his career at Coritiba before moving this year to Palmeiras. The 20 year-old Brazilian already scored 13 goals in 10 appearances for Palmeiras and is one of the most wanted players from South America. Liverpool already tried to sign the player this winter but the transfer didn’t realized.
8. Alexis Sanchez
Sanchez is currently playing for Udinese for which he already made 22 appearances this season. The 20 year-old Chilean started his career at Cobreloa and he played also for Colo-Colo and River Plate.
The same as Keirrison, Marquinhos is also playing for Palmeiras. The 19 year-old Brazilian started his career at Vitoria.
10. Henri Saivet
Saivet is currently playing for Bordeaux. The 18 year-old French player is the youngest profesional player from Bordeaux history and is often compared to Henry.