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The European Championship is a premier stage for emerging football talents to capture the attention of top international clubs. In past tournaments, players like Pedri, Renato Sanches, and Kingsley Coman have shone brightly. Here are six promising players poised to make a significant impact at Euro 2024 in Germany. 


Age: 20

Position: Midfielder

Nation: Germany

Club: Bayern Munich 


Aleksandar Pavlovic, the standout player in Bayern Munich's challenging season, made his debut for Germany in a friendly against Ukraine. After missing earlier call-ups due to tonsillitis, the young midfielder showcased his skills in the Champions League semi-finals. Now, Euro 2024 offers him a platform to become a key player for Germany. 


Age: 22

Position: Midfielder

Nation: England

Club: Chelsea 

Goals: 14 (as of Euro 2020)

Cole Palmer

Cole Palmer emerged as a bright spot in Chelsea's tough Premier League season. After limited opportunities at Manchester City, his move to Chelsea saw him become one of Europe's top-scoring midfielders. Palmer is set to make his mark with the Three Lions at Euro 2024.


Age: 16

Position: Winger

Nation: Spain

Club: Barcelona 

Lamine Yamal

At just 16, Lamine Yamal is already a cornerstone for Barcelona and Spain, drawing comparisons to Lionel Messi. He holds the record as the youngest goalscorer in La Liga and for the national team. Euro 2024 will be Yamal's first major international tournament, where he aims to dazzle on the big stage.


Age: 18

Position: Midfielder

Nation: France

Club: Paris Saint-Germain 

Goals: 7

Warren Zaire Emery

An essential part of PSG's squad, Warren Zaire-Emery has been a driving force in their midfield. He scored on his national team debut in November 2023. The European Championship presents an opportunity for Zaire-Emery to further establish himself as a formidable talent in French football. 


Age: 20

Position: Central Defender

Nation: Portugal

Club: Benfica 

Antonio Silva

António Silva, a product of Benfica's academy, has cemented his place in the starting eleven and caught the eye of top European clubs. With nine caps for Portugal, a strong Euro 2024 performance could see his €100 million release clause met, benefiting both him and Benfica.


Age: 21

Position: Goalkeeper

Nation: Netherlands

Club: Brighton 

Goals: 6

bart verbruggen

Bart Verbruggen has been a standout for Brighton in the Premier League. Known for his impressive performances, including a notable game against Germany, he is on the path to becoming a successor to legendary Dutch goalkeepers like Edwin van der Sar. A stellar Euro 2024 could solidify his rising reputation. 

Current Euro 2024 Contenders to Watch

Harry Kane (England)

Kane has been in exceptional form and could add to his Euro tally significantly.

Kylian Mbappé (France)

Mbappé’s pace and finishing make him a prime candidate to be among the top scorers.

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Lukaku's strength and goal-scoring ability will be crucial for Belgium’s campaign.

His longevity and consistent performance have cemented his place as one of the all-time greats.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored in multiple Euro tournaments. His longevity and consistent performance have cemented his place as one of the all-time greats.

These six young talents are ready to shine at Euro 2024, each with the potential to become the next big star in football. Keep an eye on them as they aim to make their mark on one of the sport's grandest stages.

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