New generations of footballers are always coming through, and whilst the likes of Manchester United with Zlatan Ibrahimovic have proven that it’s an advantage to have a tried and tested forward on pitch, managers and owners are always on the look out for young strikers.
Below is a list of the top five young forwards in Europe today who may well be moving to some of the biggest clubs and perhaps even shattering the transfer records.
Kylian Mbappe- Monaco
If there is just one player lightning up Europe then look no further than 18 year old Kylian Mbappe at Monaco. The Frenchman has set Ligue 1 alight with 12 goals in 22 games and 19 goals in all competitions. He has scored 11 goals from eleven matches as Monaco lead the table over favourites PSG.
Many in France already knew of Mbappe’s qualities, but that extended to Europe after his goals against Manchester City in the Champions League, knocked the Premier league team out and Monaco are now in the quarter finals.
Mbappe has already been linked to Manchester United and Real Madrid and there have been reports that a hefty £130m transfer tag has been labelled upon him. There is little doubt that even at his age Mbappe does look like the real deal.
Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City
Jesus as the Brazilian is more commonly known has been tipped for big things, so it was no surprise when money bags Manchester City saw fit to pay £27m for the 19 year old this season. He was a revelation at first club Palmeiras and City manager Pep Guardiola was quick to make him one of his first signings.
At City he scored on his debut and has netted in 3 of his 4 Premier league games. Unfortunately for him he has succumbed to injury that has saw the talented teenager miss the last few weeks, but this Brazilian when fit looks a keeper and could end up being a solid replacement for Sergio Aguero if City do decide in the end to sell him.
Angelo Henriquez – Dinamo Zagreb
He might be just 22 years old but Henriquez has already been around for what seems forever and played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe. The Chilean plays for Dinamo Zagreb where he has notched up 30 league goals from 67 games, this includes his initial loan spell.
Sir Alex Ferguson brought him over for Manchester United but after Ferguson retired, Henriquez did not get a chance to play for the Red Devils. He has also had a spell at Real Zaragoza. One feels that this time and luck just needs to click to get a big transfer move and show his full potential.
Domenico Berardi- Sassuolo
Berardi has spent his career with Sassuolo in Serie A. The striker is still just 22 and has been on the edge of making a big team transfer. Injuries and some loss of form has hampered his career in the past two seasons but this can’t take anything away from his natural goal scoring abilities.
Berardi has scored 56 times for the Serie A team and had 3 superb debut seasons. He is on the tip of achieving his real goals, and at such a young age still has plenty of time to show his true qualities.
Harry Kane- Tottenham Hotspur
Surely one of the best centre forwards in Europe today, it’s hard to believe that Kane is just 23 years old. He has been the prefect foil to step into Gareth Bale’s shoes when the Welshman was sold to Spanish giants Real Madrid three seasons ago.
Kane simply scores goals and they are usually the most important ones. He has propelled Spurs from almost rans to title challengers. Kane has scored 68 league goals from just 105 appearances and has 88 goals in total for Spurs. In all he has 104 goals from 220 games and Kane like a vintage red Bordeaux seems to be getting better and better as each season passes. It will be a massive job if Spurs are to keep him in their team.