🤩 Who are the most-sought after young midfielders in Europe this season?

Europe has become a breeding ground for nurturing football prospects. Recently there’s been a massive increase in youngsters who are naturally skilled and blessed with untapped potentials to become the best in the world.

Midfielders are often the engine room of the team, because they’re tasked with the team’s defensive, attacking, progression and transitioning duty on the field.

In this thread, we want to take a closer look at young midfielders that are looking to break out in their respective clubs around Europe.

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Declan Rice is definitely one of the most frequent names on transfer agendas in recent seasons. He’s been constantly linked with moves to all the top clubs in the Premier League. This comes with no surprise given that he has been one of the best midfielders in the premier league for some time, with consistent performances for his club westham.

Chelsea and Arsenal are monitoring his situation closely according to multiple reports.


Arsenal have reportedly made West Ham captain Declan Rice their top target for next summer. It’s understood that the Gunners are ‘growing in confidence’ that they can beat Chelsea to the midfielder’s signature at the end of the season, according to The Times.

Rice, 24, has been linked with a move away from the Hammers for some time after advancing as one of the Premier League’s best midfielders. The England international has been tipped to make a return to Chelsea after leaving the club at youth level earlier in his career but a move to the Emirates Stadium could now be on the cards.


Manchester United reportedly look to have been given the opportunity to pursue a transfer deal for AC Milan forward Rafael Leao.

The Portugal international has shone in his time in Serie A but it looks like his future is now uncertain after failing to agree a new contract with the Italian giants.

According to Todo Fichajes, this has led Milan to grow frustrated with the player, and it seems he’ll now be on the market for around €100million.

The report adds that this has Man Utd showing an interest, alongside other big names like Real Madrid and Barcelona.



Moises caicedo- Brighton


Caicedo have consistently proven he is the right replacement for Yves Bissouma following the departure of the club energetic midfielder in the summer to Tottenham with each of the premier league club games oozing excellent performance. After this great performance Liverpool may also try harder in the summer to bring him to Anfield, having shown grift, maturity, and composure in Brighton against the top sides.


Erik Ten Hag wants to add at least two significant signings to the Manchester United squad in the summer to maintain their momentum.

He believes Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus has the attributes to excel in the Premier League.

Kudus has been having a good season in Amsterdam and shun in the Champions League this season, where he scored four goals along with two assists in Ajax’s six games.

The attacking midfielder could play behind the striker in Ten Hag’s system but with a contract until 2025 in Holland, it is uncertain how much the Ghana international would cost.

Ten Hag is very likely to bring in a striker alongside Kudus this summer, should he sign the Ajax star, and the two would go a long way in helping the Red Devils end their 11-year wait for a Premier League title.


Man Utd are reportedly keen to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer, but could face competition for his signature from Arsenal.

Manchester United “believe they can still convince Declan Rice of a move to Old Trafford in the summer”, according to reports.

West Ham midfielder Rice is widely expected to depart the club during the next transfer window, having opened up on his desire to play in the Champions League while on international duty for England at the World Cup last year. The former Chelsea academy midfielder is said to be attracting interest from some of the Premier League’s top clubs, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City all having been linked with the England international recently.



Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder, Jude Bellingham, is surely going to be one of the hottest transfer properties this summer, with it thought that a number of Premier League sides, including Liverpool, are interested in his services.

Not long after the Reds had demolished Man United 7-0, the youngster posted an Instagram story of him as a child with his father.

It didn’t escape anyone’s attention that he happened to be wearing a top with the number seven on either.




Man UTD could offer West Ham United star £300k-a-week salary. Declan Rice is Arsenal’s top target this summer, but Manchester United might outbid the Gunners for the West Ham United star.

According to Dean Jones’ article on GiveMeSport, the Red Devils could represent Mikel Arteta’s Gunners’ greatest threat in their pursuit of the England midfielder.

This summer, Rice, West Ham’s best player, will enter the final year of his contract; it is very probable that he will depart the London Stadium for a more prestigious team.
Man UTD have eight players that make at least £200,000 per week, and four more make over £300,000.


Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount is facing an uncertain future and he may have just taken a step closer to a potential transfer to rivals Liverpool.

The England international has been a key player for Chelsea in recent years, but he’ll be in the final year of his contract this summer and it seems there’s been little progress made on resolving his future.

According to Football Insider, Mount’s father has just enlisted a new agent to help sort out the 24-year-old’s situation, while the same outlet have previously stated that it’s Liverpool who are in pole position for this deal.

LFC certainly need a shake-up in midfield this summer after a difficult campaign, with Mount likely to be an upgrade on ageing players like Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Thiago Alcantara, while there is also a need to replace Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who are both set to become free agents in the summer.



According to The Telegraph, any club wanting Bellingham to represent them from next season will have to stump up a minimum of £110m, a new record for a British player and what would be a new transfer record paid by a British club.

That hasn’t stopped Man United from joining Liverpool in the race say The Telegraph, though the Red Devils would surely need to have found a solution to their current ownership issues before entering the transfer window at that level.

From Bellingham’s perspective, he can be calm about where he wishes to play his football from 2023/24.

The choice of a number of different projects could appeal for a variety of different reasons and it’s sure to be a busy summer in that regard for the England international.


Paris Saint-Germain have made Man City star Bernardo Silva their priority transfer target ahead of the summer transfer window.

That is according to transfer journalist Matteo Moretto, who reports that the Portuguese international wants to leave Man City at the end of the season, but prefers a move to Spain amid interest from Barcelona.

Barcelona have been long-term admirers of Silva and tried to sign him last summer, however, the La Liga giants have ruled themselves out of a move ahead of the upcoming transfer window as they cannot afford to pay his £70.8m price tag due to their financial issues, reports the Daily Mail.