The Bundesliga is known as one of the top-level competitions that often provides playing opportunities for young players. No wonder young players can look stunning and attract the attention of many teams.
Some of the young players who shine in the German competition have even succeeded in moving to big teams. Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, for example, were bought by Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig respectively for large sums of money.
The number of young players who move to teams outside the Bundesliga does not automatically make them an unattractive competition. This season, the Bundesliga still has many young players waiting to show off.
Here are 5 young players in the Bundesliga who have shown good form at the start of the season.
1. Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland is one of the best talents in football today. Because of his stunning performances last season, he managed to attract the attention of many big teams. However, Haaland chose to stay at Borussia Dortmund.
Last season, Haaland was able to score 27 times in the Bundesliga. An extraordinary record for a young player like him. He also continues to send danger signals to the opponent’s defense. So far, Haaland has scored 7 goals in 5 appearances, competing with Lewandowski.
Besides being sharp in terms of goals, Haaland has also scored three assists . Seeing his performances are getting better, it’s difficult for Dortmund to keep him any longer, especially considering the number of big teams lining up to get his services.
2. Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham is one of the young talents from England. He continues to prove himself as the best young midfielder in the world today. Since being bought by Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham City, Bellingham has continued to show good performances. He slowly became a core player at Dortmund.
This season, Bellingham, who is still 18 years old, has again proven himself by always being a starter. He has contributed 1 goal and 1 assist . In fact, in the Champions League, Bellingham looked stunning against Besiktas by contributing 1 goal and 1 assist in a 2-1 win.
3. Jamal Musiala
One of the best young players in the Bundesliga managed to attract attention after showing his quality at Bayern Munich. The competition to become a core player is fierce, but Jamal Musiala continues to amaze.
At a very young age, this Chelsea academy dropout has already set several records. He became the youngest Bayern Munich player to debut in the Bundesliga. He also became their youngest goalscorer, both in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League.
This season, Musiala has contributed 2 goals and 2 assists from 4 times playing in the Bundesliga. Musiala must be more patient and take advantage of every opportunity that comes to him considering the number of star players on the team. Playing with the world’s best players is expected to help his development to become one of the top attacking midfielders.
4. Florian Wirtz
The appearance of this young Bayer Leverkusen player has been so stunning this season. At the start of the season alone, Florian Wirtz has collected 3 goals and 4 assists in the Bundesliga and scored 1 goal in the Europa League. A very good record for a player who is only 18 years old.
Wirtz’s increased offensive record was due to a change in roles. He now plays as an attacking midfielder, where this change in role has seen him heavily involved in the team’s attacking phase. Wirtz’s good appearance helped Leverkusen to be so sharp up front. So far, they have scored a total of 15 goals from 5 matches and are competing in the top flight of the Bundesliga by being in 4th position.
With this brilliant performance, Florian Wirtz will increasingly be compared to the former Leverkusen player who has moved to Chelsea, namely Kai Havertz. At a very young age, there is still time for him to continue to hone his best potential.
5. Maxence Lacroix
With its new coach, Mark van Bommel, Wolfsburg showed a solid performance. So far, they managed to occupy the second position in the Bundesliga. One player who is key to the team’s game is a young French defender named Maxence Lacroix.
Wolfsburg brought Lacroix from Sochaux in 2020. Since his arrival, he has continued to be a mainstay of the Wolfsburg back line. This season, Lacroix helped Wolfsburg become one of the teams with a solid defense.
Wolfsburg have the lowest number of goals conceded. They only conceded two goals. Lacroix’s solid performance in Wolfsburg’s defense has put him on the watchlist of big teams who want to strengthen their defensive area.
In addition to the names above, the Bundesliga also still has several young players with great potential who are just waiting for the time to show their best performances. Will these young players stop playing in their team next season and move to a bigger team?