In my first article of Future World Beaters, Part 1 I focused on future Wonderkids that played GK/DEF. My hope is that Manchester United would sign them. I will now be turning my attention to midfielders that could help solidify United’s lineup for years to come. Matic’s and Mata’s best years are behind them with Both having to do 3 point turns. Coupled with the never ending Pogba transfer dilema.
Manchester United will now need new young talent in our midfield. There isn’t a better time to bring in some Future World Beaters then now. I’ll be leaving a few superstars that are young off the list (Greenwood, Sancho, Tonali and Haaland to name a few.) As my previous article all prices are from transfermarket.us
Central Attacking Midfield
- Thiago Almada 19,CAM/LM/RM, Club Vélez Sarsfield(19.80m)– Thiago’s price has tripled since last January when he was only 5.5m. An arms race across Europe’s biggest clubs is about to happen for Almada’s transfer. Having represented Argentina U20 recently his call up to the National team is just around the corner. His raw talent alone is indisputable. Coincide that with world class coaching, you could have the next Messi on your hands. Thiago is one of the next Teenage Crown Jewels for Argentina.
- Takefusa Kudo 17, CAM/CM/RM, Real Madrid (22m)– Firstly, the best thing we can do for Kudo is save him from Real Madrid. They always like to buy the brightest young stars and ruin their careers. Either through failed loan moves and even more terrible coaching. Nothing against Zizo but Real has been destroying bright young talents a lot longer then he has been manager. Takefusa has two honors to his name from the J League before he derailed his career for the Santiago Bernabéu. He became the youngest player in J League history to have his debut at 15y 5m 1d. He was also the youngest goalscorer at 15y 10m 11d being the youngest player. Kudo could be an even better player the Son with the right coaching and team behind him.
- Florian Wirtz 17, CAM/LM/RM, Bayer Leverkusen (26.4m) – Florian became the 4th youngest player to debut in Bundesliga at 17y 15d. Much like Kai Havertz before him, he debuted young and hasn’t looked back yet. His first full season in the starting XI he has contributed 2 goals and 5 assists through 13 games. Wirtz will continue to blossom at a blistering pace with the amount of game time he receives. Take an example of Kai Havertz transfer as to how much Florian will cost in a couple years. 2 years ago Kai was worth under 20m similar to what Florian is worth now. His transfer to Chelsea 2 years later cost 88m. The longer we wait on Florian the more it will cost us.
- Rayan Cherki 17, CAM/LW/RW, Olympique Lyonnais (27.5m) –Cherki’s price may seem high, but with a January move we could get him cheaper. The French League is loosing profit due to Covid and more importantly the deal broken TV revenue. French League players are now available for cheap. Majority of teams will have to sell players to stave of bankruptcy. A prime example of this is Memphis Depay for 5m. Rayan is one of the best French attacking prospects not named Mbappe playing for France right now. His silky smooth dribbling, confidence to take players on, and his vision for passes is what we so desperately need on the RW. Cherki just turned 17 in August and could be the next Messi or Ronaldo with the right trajectory and guidance. I would make Rayan one of the top priorities in the next two windows before his price skyrockets.
- Mohamed Ihattaren 18, CAM/RW PSV Eindhoven (17.60m) – This young Dutchmen could link up with DVB and boss our RM for the next decade. Unfortunately, due to Solskjær hardly picking Donny that could cost us this young Oranje prodigies signature. Ihattaren could play all down the right side and be the dominant force that we need on the right side. He’s represented Netherlands at every level. I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes the final roster for Euro’s this summer after a breakout Eredivisie year. The future is very bright for this young Dutch prospect. What better place to shine then under the lights of Old Traffod.
- Giovanni Reyna 17, CAM/LW/RW Borussia Dortmund (33m) – This young American was thrust onto the Bundesliga scene with an absolute scorcher of a goal. Although his father played for City, Gio could very well dominate the Prem with the red side of Manchester. He has height at 6-1, skill moves to take a defender on 1v1 or skip a pass to the outside. Through 14 appearances he has 3g and 4a while making the starting XI 79% of the time. Reyna could learn under the best CAM in the game right now with Bruno. United could reap the rewards in the near future with that development. Reyna is one of the next crop of Dortmund youngsters (Reyna, Bellingham, Sancho, Haaland, Moukoko, Zagadou) that will be making big money moves in the future. Since last March he has tripled in value. The time to strike is now before he breaks the 100m in a couple years.
- Dominik Szoboszlai 19, CAM/LM RB Leipzig (27.5m) – I’ve watched many games with this young Hungarian, and impressive is a severe understatement. Just recently arriving in Germany his immediate transfer would be highly unlikely. Through 12 games for the National team he already has 3 goals and will be the highlight of the Hungry team at Euro’s this summer. I see Dominik being a long term target for our RW. Finally we would have a true RW that has been sorely lacking since Ronaldo’s departure.
The January transfer is now open !!
The January window is now open and the time to strike is now. Many teams are bolstering their bench for a final push in all fronts. The stark difference in price between defenders and midfielders is significant. The more versatile the player the more we could use them at United. We want to fight on all front’s both domestically and in Europe. With the best XI you also need to have quality depth. Our bench should start for the majority of other teams around the world. Look at the players on past UCL winners, the quality of depth we had on the bench speaks for itself. We Need to plan for the future by investing in young talent now. Let’s push for title 21. As always, GGMU!!