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France Under 20s: The top five stars of the future

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The France U20 team recently secured their first-ever World U20 championship after seeing off Uruguay.

They won the match after extra time defeating their opponents 4-1 on penalties.

With other stars like Juventus maverick Paul Pogba and the dynamic Lille full-back Lucas Digne, the French can be very optimistic about their future in football. 

Below are the top five key players in this squad whom the world football has surely not heard the last of:

Paul Pogba - Juventus

The former Manchester United player moved to Juventus last summer in search of regular football, which he got and did not disappoint.

After leading Juventus to a consecutive Serie A title, the 6’2 box-to-box midfielder managed to earn himself a call-up to the national team.

After securing the golden ball for the tournament, the sky seems to be the limit for the U20 captain who will seek to safeguard a spot for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

Geoffrey Kondogbia - Sevilla

The youngster recently made his breakthrough for Sevilla last season and has since been linked with a move to Arsenal.

After having an impressive tournament where the youngster featured in every match and displayed an immense ability to drive the ball from midfield into attack.

He looks certain to have prosperous career in a top elite club in Europe.

Lucas Digne - Lille LOSC

The left-back’s role for France is highly reminiscent of the role Jordi Alba plays for the Spanish national team in particular.

He was a constant menace down the flanks and frequently provided width when Jean-Christophe Bahebeck narrowed play by cutting inside.

The mercurial full-back has already been linked with Liverpool, so it seems only a matter of time before a top club snatches him up.

With an ageing Ashley Cole, Stamford Bridge is equally looking like a very suitable destination.

Yaya Sanogo - Arsenal

With Sanogo due to join Arsenal prior to the start of the tournament, a lot of attention was focused on the youngster - of which he lived up to.

After netting four times throughout the tournament, the striker showed glimpses of his talent to the Turkish public.

Now it will be interesting to see how he copes with the “pace and power of the Premier League” during his first season.

Nevertheless it should be remembered that he is only 20 years old and has a long way to go before becoming a finished product.

Florian Thauvin - Lille LOSC

The dazzling winger made a string of impressive performances on the way to conquering the U20 title with his talented compatriots.

His semi-final brace against Ghana stands out most as he demonstrated impeccable skill in rounding the keeper and finishing from a tight angle.

The whizkid has been dubbed the “New Hazard” due to their similar style of play and is even playing for Hazard’s former club, Lille.

With his tight control dribbling and immaculate movement, he seems to be on the rise to superstardom.

 

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