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Scout Watch: Five players to watch out for

Friday 26th August 2016
All around the globe, there is always a fresh wave of new football talent. From academy members to first team players, talent in the game is everywhere. This article will focus on 5 players around Europe who could be the next big thing this season. Some of them are well known, whereas others not so much. But, whoever they are a lot is expected of them this campaign.

Lucas Silva, 23, CDM, (Real Madrid)

After completing a move to the reigning European champions last January, the Brazilian defensive midfielder will look to reach the dizzy heights that got him a move to the club in the first place. Skilled with both feet and blessed with technical ability, Silva starts attacks from deep before striding forward to help his attacking teammates. He became renowned at his old club, Cruzeiro, for his fantastic passing technique. This gave him a staggering 87.9% pass completion rate in the 25 games he played for his boyhood club. After an unsuccessful loan spell at Marseille last season, Silva will hope that Zidane will give him a chance this campaign.

Adam Armstrong, 19, ST, (Newcastle United)

One of the up and coming talents in the youth structure of the Barclays Premier League, Armstrong at the age of just 19 is one of the best. Last season, Armstrong was loaned out to Coventry City and he became a firm fan favourite. He scored 20 goals in 40 games for The Sky Blues. More staggering though is his England U18's record. In just nine games he's slotted away nine goals. With small but strong physique Armstrong has been compared to Wayne Rooney, his physical prowess causes problems for defenders and he reads the game incredibly well for a 19-year-old. On his first start for Newcastle, he gained the MOTM award courtesy of his two assists away at Selhurst Park.

Oliver Torres, 21, CAM, (FC Porto on loan from Atlético Madrid)

The young Spanish midfielder is looking for a breakthrough season at Porto to try and find a route into the Spanish giant's first team next season. Torres was loaned to Porto two years ago and found a second home at the Estádio do Dragão. Torres racked up an impressive 7 goals and 6 assists in the LIGA NOS in just 26 games. Torres is blessed with excellent vision and fantastic passing ability for a player of such age. He also has an eye for goal as the statistics show and has been labelled the next Andres Iniesta due to his quick feet on the ball. Torres is definitely one to watch.

Alessio Romagnoli, 21, CB, (AC Milan)

The Italian centre-back is one of many fantastic looking defensive minded youngsters in the world of football. Elegant when in possession and easily capable of a successful tackle, his displays have led many pundits to name him the next Alessandro Nesta. Playing for every age group the Italian National team has to offer; he is now a regular in the U21'S set up and has been tipped to be a future Italy captain. His performances have been consistent since he joined Milan and it is no surprise that Antonio Conte and Chelsea have been sniffing around the 20-year-old.

Paulo Dybala, 22, ST, (Juventus)

Sometimes in the headlines for off the pitch incidents, Dybala is a huge talent none the less. With blistering pace and a fantastic finish, the Argentinian managed to clock up an impressive 19 goals in just 34 games in Italy's top division last season. After bursting on the scene with Palermo, Dybala has become one of the most well-known youngsters for a generation in Italy. With Juventus losing their key man, Paul Pogba, this summer, Dybala will be instrumental in helping Juve retain the Serie A title. Gonzalo Higuain will be Dybala's strike partner and they could create a fearsome attack.
Jamie Britt
Liverpool FC fan, official club member. Liverpool and the Premier League is my thing but I take a serious interest in European as well as lower league football ! Still waiting for Liverpool to win a league title.....!!

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