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Top 10: Young talents in world football

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Verratti is a joy to watch (©GettyImages)
Verratti is a joy to watch (©GettyImages).

3. Marco Verratti

Verratti or Pogba, Pogba or Verratti. It's a close run thing between the two young internationals, but the Frenchman edges his Italian counterpart into third place.

Verratti, or the 'next Pirlo', made over 100 league appearances in two of Europe's top leagues before his 21st birthday.

Currently linked with a return to Italy, Manchester United were also thought to be interested in the PSG star.

All but certain to star for Italy at next summer's World Cup after helping the under-21s to the finals earlier this year.

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