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Top three: Europe's best attacking starlets

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Who will be the next player to dominate the attacking midfield role? Lionel Messi has made the position his own, but when he moves on, someone must take his place, in this list we have a look at who might be that person.

3. Bernard – Shakhtar Donetsk – Brazil

At 5 ft 4, Bernard is tiny for a footballer, but that has not held him back what so ever. With glimpses of things to come at the Confederations Cup, Bernard has the potential to be the best.

Despite having played only 40 games, Shaktar Donetsk were happy to pay £21 million for his services, I believe this in itself shows how good he is. With many believing he is even more promising than Neymar, Bernard could quickly find himself at the top of the pile of European players.

2. Lucas Moura – Paris Saint Germain – Brazil

Another world class export from Brazil, Lucas Moura signed for Paris Saint Germain last August for a whopping £38 million.

Only making nine appearances last year, Moura has still not scored in a PSG jersey, the 21 year old is yet to justify his price tag, but I’m sure he will do so. Known for his blistering pace, fantastic dribbling and tricky footwork, Lucas Moura has earned his place on this list.

1. Mario Gotze – Bayern Munich – Germany

One of the most promising young players in the world, Mario Gotze made the move to Bayern Munich from rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2013, for over £30 million.

The 21-year-old made his debut in the 2009/10, coming on in the 88th minute for Jakub Błaszczykowski. He made 5 appearances in that season, but still lacked a goal. In the following season he got 33 games, grabbing six goals.

In the two seasons that came after that, he became a regular at Dortmund. After a fantastic season in 2012/13 he earned himself a move to giants Bayern Munich, an important season lies ahead for Gotze.

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